Rancho Cordova Zoning Attorney

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Zoning Planning & Land Use Law in California

The laws controlling how land can and cannot be used in Rancho Cordova, California are fairly intricate, and can be confusing to laypersons. This should provide a basic overview.

Local governments will normally divide the city or town into sections, called "zones," each of which is designated for a specific use, such as residential homes, commercial businesses, agriculture, manufacturing, etc. This process is known as "zoning."

Zoning serves many different purposes - but it its general one is to increase or preserve property values by ensuring that conflicting uses don't result in legal disputes. Obviously, if you bought a house in a residential neighborhood, and your neighbor could just convert his property into a steel mill, your property's value as a residential lot would decrease substantially.

While zoning laws appear to be geared just toward protecting residents, they also protect industry, by ensuring that they are free to conduct their business without getting caught up in the various legal disputes that would be inevitable if they were closer to a residential area.

Possible Outcomes of Boundary and Title Disputes in Rancho Cordova, California

Zoning laws are commonly quite extensive and meticulous, and it's extremely possible that your property in Rancho Cordova, California contains some minor zoning violation that you don't know about. If this happens to you, you have considerable legal protections.

Initially, and perhaps most evidently, you can correct the violation. If the violation is comparatively minor, and correcting it would not cost you much or be a considerable burden, this might be the best way to go.

Occasionally, however, a landowner wants to make improvements on their property which might constitute a slight violation of Rancho Cordova, California's zoning laws. In this case, the owner can apply for a variance - an official agreement from the local government to not enforce a certain zoning regulation. Typically, variances are granted when the violation is extremely minor, and, enforcing the letter of the zoning law would not do much to advance its broader purpose.

You are also protected if your land is currently in complete compliance with local zoning regulations, but the area where your land sits is re-zoned, and your property is suddenly not in compliance with the new zoning regulations. Typically, these new regulations cannot be utilized to force you to change existing conditions on your property. No laws can be applied retroactively, under the U.S. Constitution. Of course, if you make any improvements on your land after the law changes, you'll have to comply with the new law.

What Can A Rancho Cordova, California Attorney Do?

If you find yourself facing zoning or other land use issues, it's critical to have good legal advice. A seasoned Rancho Cordova, California attorney will help you work within the law to ensure that you are as free as possible to make the use of your land that you want.

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Life in Rancho Cordova

Rancho Cordova, California is a city in Sacramento County. It was incorporated in 2003, and currently has a population of about 65,000 people.

However, up to 45,000 workers commute to Rancho Cordova on a daily basis, which causes its population to spike during working hours on most days. This makes it the second-largest employment hub in the Sacramento area.

The economy of Rancho Cordova, California is driven by industries such as healthcare, insurance, and retail. Also, because Sacramento is the state capital, a large number of Rancho Cordova, California residents work for the state government, and commute to Sacramento. Many of these state employees are administrative professionals, such as lawyers.

In Rancho Cordova, California there are also many qualified attorneys in private practice. Anyone who needs legal representation would do well to contact a Rancho Cordova, California attorney as quickly as possible.

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