Yes! The Backyard Poultry permit can be found here: https://www.hermitage.net/DocumentCenter/View/2020/Poultry-Birds-Zoning-Application-PDF-?bidId=. There are also additional regulations pertaining to backyard poultry which includes:
- A site plan shall be required prior to the issuance of a zoning permit for Backyard Poultry. The site plan shall show all existing and proposed structures (coops, runs, etc.) and lot lines.
- Backyard Poultry shall be permitted as an accessory use to a single-family dwelling only.
- The number of poultry birds permitted on any one lot is as follows:
- Lots up to 0.5 acres = 4 birds
- One bird for each additional 0.25 acres
- A maximum 12 birds shall be permitted on any one lot.
- All buildings, coops and enclosures for birds must be in the rear yard with a minimum of 30 feet setback from all property lines.
- No mature roosters shall be permitted.
- Killing or dressing of animals raised on the premises shall be permitted if conducted entirely within an enclosed building and disposed of properly.
- The keeping of poultry birds shall be permitted within a securely fenced and enclosed area. Only chickens and ducks may be permitted on the property; all other livestock and small farm animals are prohibited.
- All animal structures and roaming areas shall be kept sanitary and free from accumulations of animal excrement and objectionable odor.
- All animal feed shall be stored in a secured, rodent-proof container and housed within an enclosed structure.
Please contact Kristina Thomas, Assistant Director of Planning & Development, or Nathan Zampogna, Planning Technician 2 at 724-981-0800 if you have any additional questions.