No permits from the City, however, we did need to get an beginning beekeeper certification.....which entailed taking a weekend course in beekeeping and a short test. Spokane allows up to four hens in the city.....we have five, but who's counting . Your town should have a website spelling out the regulations...but rather than search all over, I'd give City Hall customer service a call and have them point you in the right direction.
We love both our bees and chickens......this is only our second year keeping them. Last year we harvested abut a half gallon of honey and this year we're expecting to get a whole lot more.......I guess I know what everyone is getting for Christmas! The chickens are producing 4-5 eggs a day and keeping us and all the neighbors in organic eggs.