Land Use & Zoning

Land Use & Zoning

Southern Maryland Land Use and Zoning Lawyers

At Davis, Upton & Palumbo, LLC, our attorneys represent individuals, developers and businesses in all types of land use and zoning matters. Our roots in Southern Maryland make us an excellent choice for any regional land use concern. We know the issues, we know the players and we know what works to resolve problems.

Whether you are constructing a commercial shopping center, developing a residential community, adding a porch requiring a variance or have been cited with a zoning violation, land use and zoning issues have become much more complex in recent years. Local zoning officers and Maryland Critical Areas enforcement have become much more aggressive in identifying and prosecuting zoning and critical area violations. Experienced legal representation is needed to insure that your property rights are protected in the face of the myriad of State and County regulations and the public’s often-prevalent anti-growth sentiment.

For any matter related to land use, contact our Prince Frederick law firm. Call us at 410-535-1780. We are dedicated to protecting the property rights of clients and navigating the many state and local regulations related to land use.

Examples of land use issues

We handle all types of land use and zoning matters, including:

  • Zoning Variances and Special Exceptions
  • Zoning violations and citations
  • Zoning Board of Appeals appearances
  • Appearances before Critical Areas Commission
  • Preliminary and Final Subdivision Approvals
  • Commercial Site Plans
  • Army Corps of Engineers matters
  • Transferable Development Rights (TDRs)
  • Planning Commission matters
  • Agricultural Preservation District issues
  • Architectural Review Committees
  • Town center issues
Local knowledge is key in land use matters

Land use matters often involve multiple agencies and overlapping jurisdictions. Because of this, it is important to have counsel with local knowledge and involvement. Our attorneys appear regularly before the Calvert County District and Circuit Courts, the Board of Appeals, the Calvert County Planning Commission and the Chesapeake Beach Board of Zoning Appeals. We are experienced in the development process and know the various zoning ordinances and regulations that apply. We work closely with the leading Calvert County and Southern Maryland Engineering and Surveying firms to help resolve your issue.

Our law firm can help you with your land use issue, from a zoning variance to a subdivision site plan. Contact Davis, Upton & Palumbo, LLC, to talk about your concerns. Call us at 410-535-1780.