Keeping of Animals

This program provides compliance with the minimum standards for the keeping of animals in the Town of Reading by enabling residents to have the opportunity to participate in the growing national trend for responsible, small scale agricultural protection while protecting public health, safety and welfare in Reading. Any resident who wishes to keep animals on their premises, as defined in the Minimum Standards for the Keeping of Animals on Residential Premises, must obtain a permit from the Reading Board of Health. Permits expire annually and are not transferable.