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Salem Massachusetts Chicken Ordinance

By LarryPQ, Jan 11, 2012 | |
  1. LarryPQ
    Salem Massachusetts Chicken Ordinance

    Are Chickens Allowed in this locationYes
    Max Chickens AllowedNo maximum- ZONING ORDINANCES APPLY
    Roosters AllowedYes
    Permit RequiredNo
    Coop RestrictionsProximity, noise, sanitation, zoning, and building restrictions apply.
    City/Organization Contact nameSalem City Hall 93 Washington Street, Salem, MA 01970 Phone: 978-745-9595 City Hall Hours of Operation: Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday 8AM - 4PM Thursday 8AM - 7PM Friday 8AM - 12PM
    Additional InformationThere are no specific ordinances regarding poultry or livestock in Salem, Mass., a former agricultural settlement dating to 1630. The only related ordinance is for noise. As long as no neighbors complain about odor or noise, residents may keep any kind of livestock/poultry suitable to the location and amount of room. The city\\\'s Animal Control Officer inspects all poultry and livestock annually to make sure the site is clean and the animals well cared for, and to take a census of number and type. He/she submits the census to the Mass. Dept. of Agricultural Resources.
    Link for more Informationhttp://www.salem.com/Pages/SalemMA_Clerk/ordinances
    Information Last Updated2010-07-23 12:00:53

    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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