Cumberland Maine Chicken Ordinance

Are Chickens Allowed in this locationYes
Roosters AllowedNo
Permit RequiredNo
Coop RestrictionsProximity, noise, sanitation, zoning, and building restrictions apply.
City/Organization Contact nameCode Enforcement, Town of Cumberland (Bill Longley) 290 Tuttle Road Cumberland, ME 04021 (207) 829-2207
Additional Information Zoning will dictate whether you can have chickens and how many. See the town\\\'s web site for a Zoning Map and then check the restrictions in the Zoning Ordinance. Some areas have no restrictions, other neighborhoods do. Best thing to do is call Bill Longley at the Code Enforcement office. Sec. 402 Animals 402.1 Household pets are allowed in all districts. (editor\\\'s note: Code Enforcement may be lenient and consider a few named hens to be \\\"household pets\\\") 402.3 Animals other than horses or household pets may be kept for personal use and enjoyment provided that the minimum lot size shall be two (2) acres in the all districts; [Amended, effective 11/23/09] 402.4 The free range of poultry beyond the borders of an owners property is prohibited; [amended, effective 11/24/08] 402.5 No chicken house and no piggery shall be permitted nearer than 100 feet to any property line.
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Information Last Updated2010-06-04 15:14:05

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