Category: land use & zoning

Navigating the Variance Process

by Diana Bunin Kolev

Most property owners find themselves faced with the variance application process when they are denied a building permit due to noncompliance with some aspect of the local zoning regulations set forth in the applicable zoning ordinance or zoning code. There are many different situations in which the need for a variance may arise. It may Read More …

When Towns Err, the Landowner May Suffer

by Diana Bunin Kolev

Landowners are often surprised to learn that municipal officials are not bound by their representations regarding applicable zoning or the permissibility of a use of property, and could incur unnecessary delay and expense by relying on such representations without exercising due diligence. Property owners will often approach municipal officials in order to understand better the Read More …