Maynard Massachusetts Chicken Ordinance

By LarryPQ, Jan 11, 2012 | |
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    Maynard Massachusetts Chicken Ordinance

    Are Chickens Allowed in this locationYes
    Max Chickens AllowedUp to the local animal inspector, and the location you are keeping them.
    Roosters AllowedYes
    Permit RequiredNo
    Coop RestrictionsThe coop plans have to be evaluated by the town animal inspector and building inspector.
    City/Organization Contact nameThomas Natoli- Animal Inspector (978)897-1011. Which is the police station, who will then page him for you.
    Additional InformationThe Structure for the chicken coop has to follow the town\'s building guidelines. The Animal Inspector then will review the plans with the town\'s building inspector. Once that passes, he will need to come to your property and evaluate the area you are keeping them in. The Animal Inspector is basically in full control of what you are allowed to have because there is no rules/laws on how many you can have and whether or not you can have roosters, the amount is based on the structure that is approved. As for roosters, you can have them however if someone complains it\'s a heavy fine, and he suggested against it, but can not tell you not to have one. These are the town guidelines for a building: 22.2.2: Building A structure, whether portable or fixed, with exterior walls or firewalls and a roof, built, erected, or framed of a combination of any materials, to form shelter for persons, animals, or property. See “structure” below. 22.2.7: Structure A combination of materials assembled at a fixed location to give support or shelter such as a building (see above) framework, retaining wall, reviewing stand, platform, bin, fence, sign, flagpole, recreational tramway, or mast for an antenna, or the like. http://www.townofmaynard-ma.gov/Pages/MaynardMA_Clerk/ApptElectOfficials
    Link for more Informationhttp://www.townofmaynard-ma.gov/Pages/MaynardMA_BOS/town-bylaws.pdf
    Information Last Updated2010-03-22 00:00:00

    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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