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Q: “What is Zoning?”
Zoning regulations determine how a piece of land should be used. Common types of zones include residential, commercial, and environmental. These zones are important for the community, ensuring that the properties are used in the most efficient ways possible and ensuring that there aren’t too many industrial developments in residential areas. Most zoning violations have to do with sub-zones and overlapping zones, property boundaries, aesthetics, setback issues, or pollution.
Working with a land use and real estate attorney is important given the myriad of complex zoning regulations, especially in coastal communities. Find out more about our Land Use and Real Estate team.