Carroll County MD Chicken Ordinance
Are Chickens Allowed in this location y Max Chickens Allowed
<1 acre -- 6
<2 acres -- 12
<3 acres -- 18
>3 acres -- no max
Roosters Allowed unknown Permit Required n Coop Restrictions
>1 acre, permit required,75 ft from property lines
<1 acre, a coop the size of a "large dog house" is allowed
no permit, no placement restrictions
(On lots > 1 acre, a movable coop less than 150 sq feet may not
require a permit or be location restricted)
City/Organization Contact name Carroll County Zoning Administration Additional Information
Contact the Zoning Administrator
"It should be noted that the foregoing serves only as a guideline and that individual cases may result in different recommendations."
The State of Maryland requires registration of flocks with more than 5 birds.
http://mda.maryland.gov/AnimalHealth/Documents/MDA E-14 Maryland Poultry Registration Form.pdf
The form says that registration is mandatory; the FAQ page suggests that registration is voluntary.
Link for more Information
The relevant document is at the very bottom of:
This document discusses a recent zoning case:
Information Last Updated 7 April 2014
NOTE: This information was submitted by a member of our chicken forum. Please make sure to double check that this information is accurate before you proceed with raising chickens. You can read more info about checking local laws here.