Land Use Ordinance Mistakes

Informational Memo

Published: March 21, 2019

Land Use Ordinance Mistakes
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This material contains general information; it should not be used as a substitute for legal advice. Any attorney general opinions cited in this material are available on request from the League’s Research and Information Service staff.

Find and fix common land use mistakes in your city’s ordinances. Avoid land use problems and claims by reviewing time limits for action (the 60 day rule), voting threshold requirements, restrictions on nonconforming uses, standards for conditional use and variances and zoning rules for manufactured homes. Voting threshold requirements in zoning matters.