I am having a heck of a time trying to find any laws!

Discussion in 'Local Chicken Laws & Ordinances (and how to change' started by CranberryCreekFarm, May 19, 2011.

  1. CranberryCreekFarm

    CranberryCreekFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I live in the middle of nowhere with only 1 neighbor nearby who just minds their own business. ( Thank god!) But I have been searching on my states website and everything and I cannot for the life of my find any farm laws or zoning information. I just want to know if there are any restrictions on numbers where I am. Any good websites to check out? I live in Eustis, Maine.
     
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  2. sparkles2307

    sparkles2307 Terd of Hurtles

    I don't think you can write "hell" in the title of your post...

    And as far as I understand, if you live in land thats really rural its most likely ag zoned so you don't need to worry about chicken laws.
     
  3. JasonLF

    JasonLF New Egg

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    As far as I know it would be town zoning laws. State has min. requirements but unless it is shoreland or wetland probably they would not apply. If you are worried about it, ask your town office. They should have a copy for you to read.

    BTW I am in Central Maine.
     
  4. JasonLF

    JasonLF New Egg

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    Oh, and I doubt if Eustis really cares how may chickens you have. I could be wrong but I would be surprised if they did.
     
  5. aubreynoramarie

    aubreynoramarie designated lawn flamingo

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    maybe there arent any?

    if you do a search of "eustis zoning office" you should get a phone number. call that number and whoever answers should be able to tell you if you can have chickens/livestock. thats what i did. saved me the hassel of reading through laws and ordinances myself [​IMG]
     
  6. Joz

    Joz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Try this, tho Eustis isn't listed:

    http://www.municode.com/library/ClientListing.aspx?stateID=19

    Go ask the library for the Zoning Ordinances? Would be quickest, and not alert The Authorities to your interest, tho they've no business asking why you want to see them.

    And, I highly recommend reading the ordinances yourself, because not everyone who works in the zoning office knows about some of the more obscure ordinances, and then you're still "under the radar", should the ordinances be vaguely negative. They're usually pretty tedious and cross-referential... The chicken-based rules for me are in the form of a definition and the omission of a possible use (hence, forbidden use) in my zone; they don't say "you can have 4 chickens, huzzah!"
     
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  7. CranberryCreekFarm

    CranberryCreekFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks everyone! [​IMG] I will just have to call down to the town office when they are open.
     

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