Northumberland Streamlines Animal Permitting Process

It’s now simpler for Northumberland County residents to get approval for keeping chickens or livestock on their property. According to the Northumberland Echo those requests can now be okayed by the county zoning administrator. Previously a resident had to petition the county board of supervisors for permission to house those animals. Officials say this will streamline the process for cases where the number of animals and size of the lot is such that the county doesn’t believe there’s a risk to water quality.