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28 law / ordinance submissions by the BackYard Chickens community.

Pittsfield Massachusetts Chicken Ordinance

Pittsfield Massachusetts Chicken Ordinance Are Chickens Allowed in this location no not legaly Max Chickens Allowed 5 Roosters Allowed No Permit Required Yes through appeals board and Community Development Coop Restrictions   City/Organization Contact name   Additional Information Just lost my apeal. Board not friendly to chickens.   Must go to zoning apeals through the... read more

Ipswich Massachusetts Chicken Ordinance

Ipswich Massachusetts Chicken Ordinance Are Chickens Allowed in this locationYes Max Chickens Allowed Roosters AllowedYes Permit RequiredNo Coop RestrictionsYes City/Organization Contact nameCode Enforcement James A. Sperber, Director Email: jims@ipswich-ma.gov Telephone: 978-356-6605 Fax: 978-356-6680 Additional InformationThe determination of whether livestock requires a permit is done through the Zoning Officer. If you need a special permit you would need to appeal to the Zoning Board of appeals. The keeping, raising, and breeding of farm animals such as... read more

Rockland Massachusetts Chicken Ordinance

Rockland Massachusetts Chicken Ordinance Are Chickens Allowed in this locationYes Max Chickens Allowed24 Roosters AllowedNo Permit RequiredYes Coop RestrictionsHen house shall be no less than 50 feet from any dwelling, no less than 20 feet from any public way and no less than 50 feet from an abutter. Poultry must be kept within the confines of a fence, pen, corral or other type of enclosure approved by the Board of Health. Any such enclosure must be a minimum of 20 feet from a public way, 50 feet from a well, steam or other water supply, 50 feet from a dwelling or... read more

Natick Massachusetts Chicken Ordinance

Natick Massachusetts Chicken Ordinance Are Chickens Allowed in this locationYes Max Chickens Alloweddepends on licence Roosters AllowedNo Permit RequiredYes Coop Restrictions50ft from residence; 15ft from property boundary City/Organization Contact nameTown of Natick Heath Department 13 East Central Street Natick, MA 01760 (508) 647-6460 Additional InformationLicence is $50/year. You have to apply for a licence, and appear before the Board. They will notify your abutters and give them an opportunity to object. An objection does not necessarily mean your licence... read more

Palmer Massachusetts Chicken Ordinance

Palmer Massachusetts Chicken Ordinance Are Chickens Allowed in this locationYes Max Chickens AllowedNot Regulated Roosters AllowedYes Permit RequiredYes Coop RestrictionsNone Stated City/Organization Contact namePalmer Health Dept. 413-283-2606 Additional InformationARTICLE IX, Horses, Cows, Goats, Swine and Poultry §221-102. Permit required to keep. No person shall keep within the limits of this town, in any building or on any premises of which he may be the owner, lessee, tenant or occupant, any horses, cows, goats, swine or poultry without a permit from the... read more

Milford Massachusetts Chicken Ordinance

Milford Massachusetts Chicken Ordinance Are Chickens Allowed in this locationNo Max Chickens Allowed Roosters AllowedNo Permit RequiredYes Coop RestrictionsPossible, special permit. Know of one person who paid $250. yearly for special permit. City/Organization Contact name Additional InformationZoning By Laws Article 2 through 2.3 Describes uses of Residential Single family property. Link for more Informationhttp://www.milford.ma.us/zoning-by-laws.pdf Information Last Updated2010-09-27 15:26:11 NOTE: This information was submitted by a member of our chicken... read more

Holland Massachusetts Chicken Ordinance

Holland Massachusetts Chicken Ordinance Are Chickens Allowed in this locationYes Max Chickens Alloweddepends on lot size- ZONING RESTRICTIONS APPLY Roosters AllowedYes Permit RequiredNo Coop Restrictionsdepends on lot size City/Organization Contact nameTown of Holland 27 Sturbridge Road, Holland, MA 01521 Phone: 413-245-7108 Fax: 413-245-7037 Hours Vary by Department Additional Information7.A Accessory Uses (a) The keeping of farm animals, to include all farm animals and exotics, and a related private stable, for personal use, are permitted as... read more

Salem Massachusetts Chicken Ordinance

Salem Massachusetts Chicken Ordinance Are Chickens Allowed in this locationYes Max Chickens AllowedNo maximum- ZONING ORDINANCES APPLY Roosters AllowedYes Permit RequiredNo Coop RestrictionsProximity, noise, sanitation, zoning, and building restrictions apply. City/Organization Contact nameSalem City Hall 93 Washington Street, Salem, MA 01970 Phone: 978-745-9595 City Hall Hours of Operation: Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday 8AM - 4PM Thursday 8AM - 7PM Friday 8AM - 12PM Additional InformationThere are no specific ordinances regarding poultry or livestock in Salem,... read more

Ayer Massachusetts Chicken Ordinance

Ayer Massachusetts Chicken Ordinance Are Chickens Allowed in this locationYes Max Chickens AllowedZONING ORDINANCES APPLY Roosters AllowedYes Permit RequiredYes Coop RestrictionsYou must email the Ayer BOH for a pdf copy of the permit regulations. City/Organization Contact name 978-772-3335/800-427-9762, Nashoba Associated Boards of Health 30 Central Ave Ayer, Ma 01432 Office Hours: REGULAR HOURS: Tuesdays through Thursdays 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM SUMMER HOURS: June 22 2009 - August 28, 2009 Tuesdays and Thursdays 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM Additional... read more

Winthrop Massachusetts Chicken Ordinance

Winthrop Massachusetts Chicken Ordinance Are Chickens Allowed in this locationYes Max Chickens AllowedNot specified- ZONING RESTRICTIONS APPLY Roosters AllowedNo Permit RequiredYes Coop RestrictionsMust abide by all zoning laws pertaining to ancillary structures City/Organization Contact nameWinthrop Board of Health 1 Metcalf Square Winthrop, MA 02152 (617) 846-1740 Additional InformationTown By-Laws Page 19 Chapter IV Section 1. No person, firm or corporation shall keep or allow to be kept upon any premisis in his or its possesion, within the Town of... read more

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