How much is your license fee?

Discussion in 'Local Chicken Laws & Ordinances (and how to change' started by sjmjrgkmg, Oct 24, 2009.

  1. sjmjrgkmg

    sjmjrgkmg Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi all,
    I live in a Rochester NY where we do need a license to keep chickens. I was appalled to find that the already steep (in my opinion) fee of $25/year was increased to $37 - plus we have to get it notarized, bringing the annual cost to about $40/year. A dog license is $7. I only keep four hens in my backyard, but the license application makes it sound like I'm running a business. I talked to the guy at city hall in charge of licensing, and he gave me a long winded speech about cost of responding to complaints, compliance, blah blah blah. So I'm going to city council with a suggestion about lowering the fee, but wanted to know how much it is in other urban (or suburban) areas. Am I whining over nothing? Are all of you paying this much as well? Thanks in advance for responding.
    Sue
     
  2. Opa

    Opa Opa-wan Chickenobi

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    No fees here.
     
  3. YankeeRider

    YankeeRider Chillin' With My Peeps

    No license required-no fee in our small Connecticut town.
     
    Last edited: Oct 24, 2009
  4. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    No licenses or fees of any sort.
     
  5. HEChicken

    HEChicken Overrun With Chickens

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    Here no license is required for up to 5 hens. If you want to keep more than than, you can then apply for a license to keep up to 12 hens and that is $25 per year.
     
  6. Marbleheader

    Marbleheader Chillin' With My Peeps

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    $25 per year for as many as they'll let you have. We got our license in September, so the first $25 isn't going to far.[​IMG]
     
  7. Wifezilla

    Wifezilla Positively Ducky

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    None. I would lobby to get the fee in line with dogs or get it dropped all together.
     
  8. PlymouthRocker

    PlymouthRocker Chillin' With My Peeps

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    $25 for dogs, cats, horses, chickens - - - - EACH KIND gets charged $25 with no limit on how many in each category.
     
  9. no fee for chickens and $10.00 rabies shots for dogs, which I gladly pay since we live so far back in the woods, to many wild animals. marrie
     
  10. SewingDiva

    SewingDiva Chillin' With My Peeps

    $10 a year
     

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