You may now submit a new domestic hen permit application online! Please include the following:
- Completed application
- Picture of coop
- Copy of your ID
- If you are a renter, a letter from the landowner giving permission is required
Hen Permit Renewal Payments are now handled by MSB Government Services.
Note: The Internet Explorer browser is not supported. You will need to use Microsoft Edge, Google Chrome, or Apple Safari to make payments on the form.
The option to fax, mail or bring an application to Lentz Public Health Center is still available.
Domesticated Hen Permits
Lentz Public Health Center
Attn: Brenda Lyle
2500 Charlotte Avenue
Nashville, TN 37209
About Domesticated Hens
Raising backyard chickens will require sound animal care and management, including proper planning, careful management, disease prevention plan to control diseases, and a complete and balanced feeding and watering program.
Make sure you follow the guidelines set forth by the Metropolitan Government of Davidson County before getting started in raising your backyard chickens.