Keeping of Chickens / Backyard Barn Animals 

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The Town of Ashland requires that residents who wish to house and maintain chickens/barnyard animals first obtain an Animal - Equine Permit from the Board of Health. 

Applicants will need to complete the Permit Application below which will be reviewed by the Board of Health Office. An inspection will be conducted by the Animal Inspector. If approved, Permits will need to be renewed annually. Please note that the Ashland Animal Regulations DO NOT allow Roosters to be kept. 

Please review the Application and the Rules and Regulation below.