Zoning & Land Use

HMS provides advice and guidance to municipal clients and developers with respect to zoning and land use issues.  We act as Solicitor to municipalities and local planning commissions.  In addition to representing clients in land use matters, the firm has experience from a planning perspective by serving as voting members of local, county, and regional planning commissions.

Our representation extends to matters such as:

  • Zoning compliance and status
  • Subdivision requirements
  • Pre-existing, non-conforming uses and structures
  • Zoning enforcement appeals
  • Variances, conditional uses, and waivers
  • Curative amendments
  • Zoning hearing board proceedings
  • Utility service extensions
  • Enforcement of bonds and security
  • Professional fee disputes