Get an animal permit

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The City of Asheville requires a permit for all residents wishing to keep 7 or more animals (small domesticated rodents, small birds, amphibians, fish and reptiles included).

A permit is also required by all residents wishing to keep bees, fowl (chickens) or livestock including goats, horses, ponies, and exotic pets. to obtain a permit fill out the animal permit application form, or apply in-person at  The Asheville Police Station located at 100 Court Plaza in Asheville. You may also call  Chainfree Asheville 828- 259-5872 to request the application by mail.

Notice:  that these permits are different than dog licenses, which must be obtained every year. See the dog licensing page for information about dog licenses.





Contact Information


The Asheville Police Station

100 Court Plaza


Updated 12/20/2019