If you own property and desire to use that property in a way that does not conform to the zoning and land use laws of the state, county and/or municipality, you will need the assistance of an attorney competent in this specialized area of law. Our attorneys have successfully obtained non-conforming uses, conditional uses, special exceptions, etc.
Recently, one of our attorneys won a land use appeal in Superior Court of Pennsylvania on behalf of clients seeking to prevent a neighboring property from utilizing that property in a non-conforming manner.
Frequently Asked Questions
No. Every municipality has a zoning ordinance which governs what uses an owner can make of their property.
A governing body has the right to take one’s private property if the taking is for a public purpose.
Zoning hearing boards can grant landowners relief from zoning ordinances when warranted.
Yes. A landowner can file a Land Use Appeal in the Court of Common Pleas of the county in which the land is located.
The County assesses every parcel of real estate and that assessment determines in large part the tax burden on a particular property.