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Keeping of Animals

On October 26, 2020, Danvers Town Meeting voted to eliminate the Animal Husbandry and Stable definitions from the Zoning Bylaw and put the authority to regulate animals (other than household pets) to the Board of Health. See below link.

https://storage.googleapis.com/proudcity/danversma/uploads/2020/03/Keeping-of-Animals-on-Residential-Premises-as-adopted-02-02-2020.pdf

The structures for said Keeping of Animals requires a building permit and shall meet the following setbacks for each specific residential zone:

Residential I
a. Front property line – 20 feet
b. Side and Rear property lines – 8 feet

Residential II
a. Front property line – 30 feet
b. Side and rear property lines – 15 feet

Residential III
a. Front property line – 30 feet
b. Side and rear property lines – 20 feet

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