Zoning regulations determine what kind of activity can occur in a given area or location. They impact the location of every type of business, including home-based businesses. Strict zoning laws could prevent you from operating your business where you desire. BEFORE you decide to set up shop in your home, or acquire a new commercial location, you should find out what the zoning ordinance says for the place you are trying to open your business.
If the zoning regulations do not allow operation of the type of business you wish to open, in some cases, you may be able to file for a zoning variance, a conditional use permit or a zoning change. This can be a tedious, time-consuming process and involves more than just the legalese in the zoning ordinance. The political landscape and interests of neighbors or close-by business owners can sway the decision to allow your business to operate in your desired location. You do not want to embark on this process alone. The attorneys at GLLG have the requisite combined legal and public policy expertise to handle these matters. Give us a call today!