1. omelette'smom

    omelette'smom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just curious-does anyone have to pay taxes on their coops? In New Hampshire they taxed us on our shed so when they come in springtime am I to expect to be taxed on an outlying structure or something? I feel like a dolt asking this but I want to make it bigger and better and don't want sticker shock! tx
     
  2. PurpleChicken

    PurpleChicken Tolerated.....Mostly

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    That's actually a real good question.


    It mostly depends on if you pull a permit to build it. If you do then they
    can add it to your property value and tax you on it.


    My chickens live in my barn which has become their coop so I am taxed on
    it too.
     
  3. blueseal

    blueseal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    they did on my brothers here in maine.all he had was a ice shack and he had a extension cord running to the coop and they taxed him for a dwelling . we will see how much mine goes up haveing 2 sheds built next week 8x10 for storage and 10x12 for chicken barn.
     
  4. omelette'smom

    omelette'smom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Okay-so the answer is to EXPECT IT! Did i read that somewhere that if it's on wheels than it's not permanant and it's untaxable? Anyone know? I'm going to google that and see
     
  5. horsejody

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    If it's a permanent structure, it's on the tax rolls, and you need a permit to build a new one. If it's mobile, no property taxes and no permit needed. At least that's the way it is here.
     
  6. glassparman

    glassparman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    In Kern County of California, as long as it is on skids, it can be up to 120 square feet. Larger than that, it needs permits and then gets taxed.

    Check your local codes out.

    Michael
     
  7. Hoot

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    The day I get taxed on a hen house is the day you guys are gonna see me on CNN!

    HEADLINES: Tax Collector beat to death with live chicken, Film at 11.

    I hope I'm not the only one that has issue with this. I do not have a problem paying my share of taxes, but this is over the line.

    Government needs to stay out of our chicken coops. The next thing you know will have a Department of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Chicken Coops!

    Alcohol, Tobacco & Firearms should be a convenience store, Not a Government Agency!

    My name is Hoot and I approve this ad.
     
  8. omelette'smom

    omelette'smom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    hear ye hear ye!!
    One vote for Hoot!!
    [​IMG] what's a skid?
     
  9. omelette'smom

    omelette'smom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you horsejody-that's great info because i googled my heart out and nothing was saying what i asked to find out about!
     
  10. horsejody

    horsejody Squeaky Wheel

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    omelette'smom :

    Thank you horsejody-that's great info because i googled my heart out and nothing was saying what i asked to find out about!

    Regulations can vary from place to place. Check with your county permit office to see if you need a permit. As far as the taxing goes, don't call the treasurer. Let them discover it themselves. In our area there is one lazy s.o.b. that works for the treasurer's office. He sits and drinks coffee all day at a nearby convienence store and makes a drive around the area every afternoon just to say he did something. If you so much as put new landscape rock around a tree, he takes a picture of it and updates the file.​
     

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