We've had chickens since mid February. Didn't know if it was legal or not. I found out this weekend that it was but we needed to get a permit from the city clerk. So I call city clerks office to see if I could even find anyone who knew where they kept them. I was told by the clerks office I had to have animal control come out and inspect my facilities first, then he could give or deny permission for a permit. So if I get animal control out here and since I already have the chickens I will most likely get fined and probably then denied a permit. I found out when I checked the ordinances that I'm actually violating cat and dog ones as well. Moved here from another county and have never dealt with this kind of thing before. My animals were vaccinated but it was done at home. So I don't have the necessary paperwork and I told DH when they were due, then and only then would I go the whole expensive vet, etc. And only for the dogs. A license for indoor cats to me is just silly. There are also 3 feral kittens in the neighborhood who like our shed sometimes. We don't feed them, but we don't have a problem with them hanging around nor have we made any attempts to catch them. Less mice and snakes. According to the city's ordinances I could be held responsible for them as well. So getting a permit is not a simple trip to the clerks office anymore and I really don't want an animal control officer invited over. My other option is to chance it until a later date. After the dogs are done lock the cats and kids up (big mouths) and pull the "Gee sorry, we didn't know we needed a permit." What would you all do?