Palmer Massachusetts Chicken Ordinance

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    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 Board of Health. All such permits expire annually on December 31 and may be revoked by the Board of Health at any time. §221-103. Poultry houses. All poultry houses shall be suitably isolated and maintained in such a manner that no nuisance shall be created thereby. §221-104. Maintenance of buildings and premises. The owners or persons in control of any building or premises in which horses, cows, goats, swine or poultry are kept shall keep the buildings and premises clean and free from decaying food, filth, dirt and stagnant water. The buildings and pens shall be whitewashed or disinfected and put in such condition as may be ordered by the Board of Health. §221-105. Disposal of refuse and manure; connection with sewer. The owner or other person or persons having control of any existing building or buildings hereafter erected or converted into a barn for the stabling of horses or other domestic animals shall keep their barns, stables and yards clean and shall provide a pit constructed of cement or other suitable material for the reception of manure and other refuse matter. Wherever a public sewer is accessible, the Board of Health will decide as to the advisability of connecting such building with such public sewer
    Link for more Information Handbook D2 07-17-07.pdf
    Information Last Updated2010-11-29 14:30:46

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