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Understanding Pennsylvania Zoning And Municipal Law

In Pennsylvania, zoning and municipal law can be both frustrating and challenging. The laws vary by location and require attorneys who have the knowledge and ability to help you stand up for your rights even in the most complex of situations.

If you find yourself in need of assistance with municipal regulations and restrictions on land use, Hoffmeyer & Semmelman’s zoning and municipal law attorneys in central Pennsylvania can help. Contact us today at 717-846-8846 for assistance.

Commercial, Residential, Industrial And Agricultural Laws

Whenever you seek to create new construction or engage in the redevelopment of your property, you must follow numerous zoning and development laws. These laws, if not followed, can cause substantial delay and expense. Sometimes variances are necessary to avoid fines and other problems. Examples of common types of Pennsylvania municipal laws can be found on the Government Commission’s website. Common zoning and municipal issues include:

  • Residential
    • Number and placement of structures
    • Historic zoning (alteration of structures)
    • Esthetic zoning (appearance, use of solar panels, addition of decks)
    • Permitted uses (including home businesses)
    • Eminent domain

Zoning and municipal laws pertaining to commercial, industrial and agricultural property often involve multiple government agencies and require special permits and licenses. At Hoffmeyer & Semmelman, L.L.C., we have extensive experience working with local, state and federal agencies to keep projects moving meet business goals. Zoning and municipal issues we help farmers and other businesses which include:

  • Commercial
    • Business use
    • Hours of operation
    • Parking
    • Noise
    • Use for commercial purposes in residential areas
  • Industrial
    • Environmental issues
    • Substantial setback requirements
  • Agricultural
    • Density of development
    • Restrictions on nonfarming use

We pride ourselves on contributing to the ongoing success of Pennsylvania’s economy by helping construction projects move past the roadblocks of zoning and municipal issues.

Legal Help With Construction Issues

Given the complexity and number of both Pennsylvania and federal zoning and municipal laws, it is critical that you have assistance right from the start. Retaining the experienced counsel from Hoffmeyer & Semmelman right from the beginning can help you avoid the serious and costly delays that will occur if you do not follow proper regulations. Our Pennsylvania zoning and municipal attorneys can help by providing proactive advice prior to building or by representing you during the appeals process. We have substantial experience in handling complex zoning issues.

Contact Us For Help With Zoning And Municipal Law

Whether you are a private individual seeking to develop your own land, or a business or public entity, our zoning and municipal attorneys have the experience to represent you. Our lawyers frequently work with zoning boards and other governmental entities to obtain all necessary approvals and permits.

Contact the lawyers at Hoffmeyer & Semmelman, L.L.C., today for help. Call 717-846-8846. We have law offices in York, Shrewsbury and Mount Wolf.