Local Government Law

Local Government Law

Land Use and Zoning

Since a zoning applicant may only have one chance to prevail on a zoning request, it is important to consult an experienced attorney to represent an applicant through the zoning process. Our attorneys understand the zoning procedure and what burdens of persuasion that must be satisfied in order to obtain a successful result. In addition to providing effective advocacy before administrative panels, our attorneys also know how to preserve issues for appellate or judicial review. An applicant risks waiving important issues unless they are asserted from the beginning of the zoning process. Therefore, it is important to consult an attorney before you begin the zoning process so that you can ensure that your property rights are protected.

Our firm also represents property owners with obtaining of permits like Land Disturbing Activity Permits, Fence Permits, Building Permits, Driveway Permits, Riparian Buffers, Flood Plains or stormwater management.


Code Violations

Our firm defends citizens and property owners against code citations and violations or county or municipal ordinances. Whether you have been cited for a code violation or have been threatened with a citation, we can provide cost-effective legal counsel and effective representation against the government. Since each violation can be separately punished with fines and imprisonment, having a lawyer who understands municipal law is critical for presenting an effective defense. Our firm defends against county or city ordinances such as:

  • Animal Control Violations
  • Building Code Violation
  • Land Disturbing Activities
  • Noise Ordinances
  • Nuisance Ordinances
  • Parking Ordinances
  • Stormwater Ordinances
  • Zoning Ordinances