Land Use and Zoning Law

Land Use and Zoning Legal Issues:

Land Use and Zoning Law:

Zoning refers to a system of regulations on land use as determined by local governments. Land use and zoning regulations govern what is acceptable, such as available lots, height of buildings and how many parking spaces to provide. Some land use and zoning issues that may come up are:

  • Planning land use
  • Rezoning applications
  • Zoning restrictions
  • Variances
  • Final permits
  • Renovations
  • Appeals
  • Sewer and water extentions
  • Building permits
  • Historic preservation

Land Use and Zoning Legal Issues:

In some instances, land use may not comply with zoning ordinances. In that case, there may be two possibilities:

  • Variance: You can apply for a variance if your use of land or building does not conform to existing land use and zoning laws. To strengthen the case for a variance, a landowner must prove that he/she will experience several financial hardships if not granted the variance.
  • Non-Conforming Use: The zoning department deems a situation as a non-conforming use when a use that existed before the zoning ordinance was passed does not need to be changed. This means that new zoning laws cannot make it mandatory for an existing structure to change.

What a Real Property Lawyer can do for you:

Each state has different land use and zoning regulations. If you are a home owner or business owner, a real estate lawyer can inform you on land use and zoning options. A real estate lawyer can also assist you in public hearings and can represent you in municipal boards, area management boards and local wetlands boards.

Lawyer Referral Service:

For real property lawyers that are familiar with land use and zoning laws, contact Attorney Search Network today. We can help you find real property lawyers in your area to handle your land use and zoning issues.

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