In observance of Thanksgiving, several Cary services will be unavailable or modified on Thursday & Friday, November 26 & 27. Facilities will remain closed, and curbside collection for Thursday will move one day later to Friday. GoCary will not operate on Thursday, but will resume normal operation schedule on Friday, November 27. Read more.

Citizen Guide to Backyard Chickens Permits

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Things to know before submitting your permit application:

How many backyard chickens can I have?
If Cary allows me to have chickens but my homeowner’s association (HOA) does not, which rules do I follow?
Where can I keep the chickens?
What special care requirements are there to have backyard chickens?
What can or can’t I do with my chickens?
What do I need to do if a chicken dies?
How do I submit a permit application?
What documentation do I need to upload for a complete backyard chickens permit application?
What is a plot plan?
How long does it take to get my permit once I have applied?
Is there a permit fee to have chickens?
Will I be required to have my property inspected by the Town of Cary?