HOw much for permits in your city? $50 here, seems high to me?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by thndrdancr, Jul 29, 2007.

  1. thndrdancr

    thndrdancr Songster

    Mar 30, 2007
    Belleville, Kansas
    We have some weird ordinances here. From what I can read, a person is allowed either 2 or 3 hens in our city WITHOUT a permit.

    It costs $50 here, IF you want more chickens. You can have up to 20, but the pen needs to be inspected by animal control to make sure 1) you have it built at least 10 ft from neighbors property line, 2) its atleast 50 feet from their actual housing, and 3) that they have at least 3 sq per bird.

    Now...this doesnt apply to chicks, you are allowed to keep them up to 3 months before you need to call them, and it doesnt apply to any poultry you keep inside. Thats what I have been able to deduce with much reading and also a few phone calls, altho they didnt know the rules much themselves. lol

    Anyone else having to have much does your city charge. I think $50 seems a bit high and that is EVERY year u need to get. whew!!

    Just would love to hear everone else's permit cost if you know.

  2. SpottedCrow

    SpottedCrow Flock Goddess

    $5 for me. And it's good for a year and I have to have an inspection once a year.
  3. mdbucks

    mdbucks Cooped Up

    Jul 14, 2007
    EXIT 109 on 95
    I think building permits cost 25, no permit for animals county dog tags are 12 I think more if not fixed. I built a 16x32 barn, my coop, and couple sheds and never got one. I just built them to code (or better) in case anyone ever noticed barn has been up for 14 years and no one has noticed. If someone asks it was here when we bought the place.
  4. rosyposyosy

    rosyposyosy Songster

    Jul 11, 2007
    $34 for people who want more than 3 hens.
  5. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD

    Woo for living at the edge of three cities! None apply! And if they did... nobody would care/notice.
  6. barg

    barg Songster

    Apr 27, 2007
    No permits here that I know of.
    There are restrictions and limits but no fee's or inspections.
  7. TreyClark281

    TreyClark281 Songster

    Apr 9, 2007
    around Katy, Tx
    none that i know of...
    i think we can keep up to 30 birds but that is in the city limits of houston with no HOA our HOA says no exotic animals (includes lizards, TIGERS!! lol, turtles, anything exotic...)
    and chickens (livestock basicly)
    but the people that live in my house before me had a horse....i guess before HOA was established.
    if you do have any of these things you can get foreclosed on by the HOA.
    that is a risk i am willing to take which is kinda stupid but i guess i could get chickens allowed in my neighborhood.

    the reason why they can foreclose on you (some know i guess...)
    is because houston has no zoning (which has its pros and cons)
    sorry if im typing too much..
    it is because im board...
    Last edited: Jul 30, 2007
  8. Standard Hen

    Standard Hen Songster

    May 17, 2007
    Nothing for chickens that I know of here in my town. I do have to have permits for the horses $3.00 per horse per year up to three horses. More than that and then it falls under a different bracket and I don't remember what it is. A barn inspection is supposed to go with that but I think I saw them once in all the years I have held it.
    It's the darn farm policy homeowners insurance that is insane as is all insurance here.
  9. Lunachick

    Lunachick Chicken Slave

    Mar 19, 2007
    Brick, NJ
    I'm doing the sneaky thing. I know I'm allowed up to 4 hens, no roo. But I think the chicken house is in a spot that might be questionable with regard to how many feet away from neighbors etc. But I don't think my neighbors have any idea that I have them! [​IMG]
  10. domromer

    domromer Songster

    May 11, 2007
    free 99 here!

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