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Clarksville Building and Codes to begin accepting Applications for keeping Domesticated Hens November 1st, 2012

Posted By News Staff On Wednesday, October 31, 2012 @ 11:30 pm In News | No Comments

City of ClarksvilleClarksville, TN – On November 1st, 2012, the Clarksville Department of Building and Codes will begin accepting applications for people who want to keep domesticated hens on their property.

The Clarksville City Council, during the September meeting, approved an ordinance allowing for the keeping of domesticated hens in E-1, R-1 AND R-1A zoned areas.The ordinance details the structural requirements necessary and authorizes a permit and inspection program. Anyone seeking to keep hens on their property must apply for and obtain a permit. The cost of the permit, which includes inspection, is $50.00.

The City has also worked in conjunction with the UT Extension Service in Montgomery County to prepare a packet of information called, “Raising Your Backyard Hens” which provides additional information about the legal and practical requirements of raising chickens.

Applications and the information packet may be obtained from the Department of Building and Codes located at 100 South Spring Street, Clarksville, TN 37040, 931.645.7426 or on the City’s website by clicking on the “Doing Business” page and following the links to Clarksville Building and Codes Department [1].

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