The Town of Bedford welcomes and encourages its residents to keep animals of their choosing on their property with the necessary permits. The Bedford Board of Health has adopted the Keeping of Animals regulation, which is used to ensure that all permitted animals are safe, happy and healthy, while also protecting the public health of Bedford Residents. Once permitted by the Board of Health, the animals will be inspected annually and your permit must be renewed each year in December. The Board of Health will send out all renewal information the month before the permit expires. Once you complete the forms, please return to the Board of Health office.