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BeeKeeping Permit

In July 2016, the Chelsea City Council approved a City Ordinance (No. 177) allowing for the keeping of bees by local residents.  Please refer to Chapter 4, Article VI of the online Ordinance section of this website for further details regarding the keeping of bees within the Chelsea City limits.  

To obtain a permit to keep bees within the City complete a beekeeping permit application and return to the City Clerk for approval and processing.  Completed applications can be mailed to the Chelsea City Office, dropped off in the secure drop box located at the back of the City Offices, faxed to 734-475-1811 or emailed to