Chicken Keeping within Town Limits

(Approved May 2019)

The Town of Denton is considering allowing residents to keep chickens within town limits. This will be voted on at the May 2, 2019 Council meeting.


Below is information pertaining to the regulations for residents to keep backyard chickens.  This information includes requirements, fees, license application, and fines. 


For more information, please click the links below. If you still have questions please contact Denton Planning and Codes at (410)-479-3625.

Ordinance 698 

Resolution 861 – Fees & Violation Info

Chicken License Application 




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