Zoning Classification Lawyers

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Do I Need to Request Rezoning?

There are some situations where you do not need to apply for rezoning, even though the zoning laws technically do not permit you to use your property the way you want: 

If your use does not fall into one of these types and also violates the zoning laws, you will need to apply for rezoning. 

How Do I Request Rezoning?

A request for rezoning will involve the following steps: 

How Can I Increase My Chances of a Successful Request?

There are important people in your community to whom you can turn when applying for rezoning, especially if you need the rezoning to operate a business: 

By convincing these people that rezoning will boost the local economy by bringing in more business and employing local residents, you have a good chance of having them support you at the public hearings.  This can be an important factor in persuading the zoning agency to grant your application. 

What if My Rezoning Request is Denied?

A rezoning application may be only the first step in the rezoning process.  If your request was denied, you still have a number of options: 

Do I Need a Real Estate Attorney?

A real estate attorney will be a valuable asset when public hearings are held about your rezoning application because these hearings are often involve building a case for how the rezoning will benefit the community.  Also, depending on how far you are willing to go to appeal a denial, you will need a real estate attorney's assistance and expertise. 

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Last Modified: 10-23-2012 04:06 PM PDT

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