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What You Should Know About Zoning and Land Use Laws

Whether you're a city resident or a business owner interested in expanding your enterprise, understanding your local zoning and land use laws is vital. Knowing your zoning and land use laws can help you get the most out of where you live or work.

At Ward & Co., Chtd., our attorneys can help you understand the ins and outs of zoning and land use laws in Columbia, MD. You can reach out to our legal team online or via phone at (410) 775-5955 to receive a free consultation.

What Do Zoning and Land Use Laws Do?

Zoning and land use laws vary drastically state by state and even county by county. Estate lawyers are integral to understanding your local zoning and land use laws because they have county-specific knowledge of these regulations.

Generally, zoning and land use laws dictate what parts of a city or county can be used for different types of buildings. For example, some parts of cities are designated as residential areas, and only residential properties can be built in those zones. In mixed-use zones, residential properties can exist alongside businesses, and in commercial zones, only businesses can operate.

While zoning laws dictate what type of buildings can be constructed in certain areas, land use laws dictate how land in those areas can be used. For example, a city might require buildings in a specific area to be eco-friendly or low-emission to help preserve a local river or another important natural landmark.

In most cases, zoning and land use laws overlap so significantly that they may as well be the same thing. However, the two are technically separate (for example, land use laws govern trespassing charges while zoning laws do not).

How Do I Learn More About My Local Zoning Laws?

The best way to learn more about your local zoning and land use laws is by contacting a lawyer. What you need to know about your county's zoning and land use laws varies on a case-by-case basis. For example, if you live in a residential area and want to build a new fence for your property, you'll want different information than a business owner interested in expanding their parking lot or building.

An estate attorney can help you understand how your local zoning and land use laws apply to your unique circumstances.

Contact Our Experienced Columbia, MD Zoning and Land Use Attorney Today

At Ward & Co., Chtd., our lawyers are committed to helping clients arrive at the best outcome in their zoning and land use case. To receive a free consultation from our team, contact us online or via phone at (410) 775-5955.

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