Land Use And Zoning Attorney

The ability to use your land the way you see fit is a critical right in this country. However, it is critical to balance one individual’s right to free land use with the rights of the neighbors to not be negatively impacted by that land use. Whether you are seeking a zoning variance or contesting a zoning petition by a neighbor, it is important to work with an attorney who knows the law and will represent your interests effectively.

At Sheats & Muckleroy LLP, our Fort Worth land use and zoning lawyers have more than 25 years of experience representing clients throughout Tarrant, Dallas and the surrounding counties, in a range of matters such as land use and zoning matters, including petitioning and contesting permit applications and zoning variance requests. We represent individuals and businesses in commercial and residential land use and zoning matters.

The Land Use And Zoning Process

The law of land use and zoning is a bit of a patchwork quilt, with differing regulations and process steps in each municipality. Our attorneys will walk you through every step of this complex process. Generally, the first step is to submit an application to the municipality planning department, which will then make a recommendation to the city staff. Then the city council will either approve or deny the application. We will take you through the process, including an appeal if necessary, to help you achieve your objectives.

For example, we helped a client obtain a zoning variance so their “dream home” would fit on the lot.

Land Use And Zoning Disputes

It is common for neighboring property owners to have interests that are at odds with each other. Businesses and residential property owners often try to make land use decisions that may devalue their neighboring properties. Our lawyers can protect your interests against property devaluation as a result of actions by neighboring property owners.

For example, we successfully represented an owner of a property whose neighbor wanted to turn its property into a salvage yard. This would have deteriorated the value of our client’s property, so we contested the zoning petition and won, which protected our client’s property value.

Contact Sheats & Muckleroy LLP

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