Licenses and Special Permits for Animals

Whether you require a license or special permit in the Town of Oxford for animals will depend on the type and quantity of animals that you intend to keep.

If you are planning to have chickens and/or ducks (females) in combined quantities of six or less, you must obtain a license issued by the Board of Selectmen.  For more details on the application process and to obtain an application, click here: Application Package for Chickens and Ducks (Quantity of 6 and Under)

If you are planning to have more than six chickens or ducks, or any other animals, other than customary household pets, you must obtain a special permit issued by the Board of Selectmen.  For more details on the application process and to obtain an application, click here: Special Permit for Animals Directions and Application

For more information, please email [email protected] or call (508) 987-6030 x6.