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Princeton poultry owners have one month to register birds

Deadline to register poultry within city limits is Nov. 19

PRINCETON — Princeton residents who wish to keep their chickens within city limits will have until Nov. 19 to register their birds.

Princeton City Council on Monday issued a reminder that those who have backyard flocks are required to register the birds at city hall at no cost, but must do so within the next month.

The new poultry ordinance is complaint-based, meaning the city will not seek out violators, but Princeton Mayor Joel Quiram said owners who do have complaints made against them and have not registered will receive fines beginning Nov. 20. There will be no warnings issued, he said.

First offense will result in a fine of $200; a second offense within any 12-month period will result in a fine of $500 and a third offense, or each thereafter, within any 12-month will result in the owner being fined $750.