Town of Dennis, MA
Barnstable County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Health of the Town of Dennis 10-24-1972. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Dogs — See Ch. 79.
For the purpose of these regulations, unless a contrary intent clearly appears, the following terms and words shall have the following meanings:
HORSE
Any horse, foal, pony, mule or burro.
STABLE
Any building or shelter or any part of a building or shelter used to house one (1) or more horses.
WINDOW
Any window in a wall or in a door.
No person shall erect, occupy or use for a stable any building, structure or land for the housing of one (1) or more horses in the Town of Dennis unless such use is authorized and licensed by the Board of Health under the authority of MGL C. 111, § 155.
The license shall become effective January 1 for each calendar year and shall expire on December 31 of that year. The fee of said license shall be as determined by the Board of Health.
No person shall erect, occupy or use a building or structure for a stable unless such stable is unattached and thirty (30) feet distant from a dwelling or any structure used for human habitation.
Every horse shall have stable facilities; and no horse shall be allowed to remain out of doors all of the time without having access to proper shelter.
No horse shall be pastured on any land unless said land is at least thirty (30) feet distant from an abutter's dwelling or any structure used for human habitation. Also, said land must be adequately fenced to prevent horses from causing damage to shrubbery or other property on an abutter's land or becoming untendered on ways or highways to which the public has access.
Each stall shall be of adequate size so the horse stalled in the same shall have room to comfortably lie down or stand up.
There shall be at least two (2) windows in every stable.
There shall be adequate drainage, either natural or artificial, for urine and other waste matter in every horse stall. All drainage, sewage, rodent and insect control, manure handling and disposal, etc., shall be in accordance with all applicable regulations of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Department of Public Health and/or Town of Dennis Board of Health regulations.
The flooring in each stall shall be of two-inch thick or more wood planking, spaced sufficiently to allow for drainage, with sand not less than one (1) foot deep beneath it.