What to do if I’m an incorporated pet shop and my city is telling me that I am not allowed to have a pot bellied pig on my property?

Since I am incorporated as a pet shop shouldn’t I be allowed to?

Asked on September 12, 2014 under Business Law, Ohio

Answers:

Anne Brady / Law Office of Anne Brady

Answered 6 years ago | Contributor

Just because you are an "incorporated" pet shop does not mean the city has to allow you to offer for sale every conceivable animal that anyone could possibly have as a pet.  Cities have rights to adopt ordinances limiting the types of animals that may be offered for sale in a retail commercial zone, as opposed to on a farm or other agricultural zone.


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