Carroll County Maryland Chicken Ordinance

By eburgchicks, Apr 7, 2014 | Updated: Nov 27, 2014 | |
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    Carroll County MD Chicken Ordinance


    Are Chickens Allowed in this locationy
    Max Chickens Allowed
    <1 acre -- 6
    <2 acres -- 12
    <3 acres -- 18
    >3 acres -- no max

    Roosters Allowedunknown
    Permit Requiredn
    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 nameCarroll 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.
    http://mda.maryland.gov/AnimalHealth/Pages/poultry.aspx
    http://mda.maryland.gov/animalhealth/pages/poultry-reg-faq.aspx
    Link for more Information
    The relevant document is at the very bottom of:
    http://extension.umd.edu/sites/default/files/_docs/newsletters/2012-02.pdf
    This document discusses a recent zoning case:
    http://ccgovernment.carr.org/ccg/cases/c5654dec.pdf
    Information Last Updated7 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.

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