What is Land Use Law?
Just as it sounds, Land Use Law deals with the permitted uses of land by the government. The majority of land parcels are divided into five categories: residential, commercial, mixed residential-commercial, industrial and special. Each of these zones has specific requirements and regulations that are designed to serve the overall public interest.
At Williams, Meservy, and Larsen, LLP, we are dedicated to helping you with your permit, zoning and land use needs. Understanding the restrictions and possible variances allowed on a parcel of land can dictate how it can be used.
When it comes to zoning, local governments are able to designate the use of parcels of land. That designation determines how the land can be used and places certain restrictions and regulations on it. Local governments can also create sub-categories within each zone that can create even more specific guidelines.
Before making a decision about permits or purchases, it is a good idea to seek legal counsel to see what your options are.
While there are restrictions set by local governments regarding the specific use of parcels of land, there are also variances issued that allow for exceptions to be made. With an expansive knowledge base of the most current land use laws in Idaho, the team of attorneys at Williams, Meservy, and Larsen, LLP can help you determine whether a variance might be an option for your land use needs.