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Land Use Zoning Laws

Zoning includes the regulation of the use and development of real estate and is the most common form of land-use regulation. Zoning regulations and restrictions are used by municipalities to direct the development of property within their borders by controlling how you can use your property and what you can build on it. The purpose is to divide a municipality into residential, commercial, and industrial districts and guide future development through a detailed planning process. Given the complexity of zoning law and the specialized nature of zoning appeals, a property owner who contests a zoning requirement is ill advised to try to argue their case without legal council.

Since they can be considered to be controversial at times, land-use and zoning laws usually restrict the rights of land owners to use their property as they otherwise could leaving a lot of room for disagreement, and on occasion litigation. Sasso law can help you challenge these restrictions whether you are a business, homeowner, or property developer, affording you the opportunity to increase the value of property involved.

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The Sasso Law firm engages in the general practice of land use law including but not limited to the following fields:

  • Subdivisions
  • Land use planning
  • Boundary disputes
  • District Regulations
  • Zoning ordinances
  • Plot and site plan applications
  • Spot zoning
  • Variance
  • Non-conforming land use
  • Zoning appeals
  • Easements
  • Restrictive covenants
  • Special permits
  • Adverse land use appeals
  • Air rights
  • Landmark preservation
  • Historic districts
  • Environmental concerns

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