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Religious Land Use and Zoning

Dalton & Tomich, PLC is a national leader in religious land use and zoning cases, defending and preserving the rights of churches, temples and mosques, along with schools, camps and cemeteries throughout the United States. Led by religious land use attorney Daniel P. Dalton, our firm has emerged as an authority in cases involving the Religious Land Use & Institutionalized Persons act, better known as RLUIPA.

We highlight many of our RLUIPA case studies, highlight RLUIPA videos and offer additional resources for religious institutions on our dedicated religious land use and zoning law website,

Widely recognized as a religious land use and zoning expert, Dalton has successfully represented dozens of churches and other religious organizations in complex cases, acting both as general counsel and as special litigation counsel supporting local attorneys.

Dalton is the author of the only book dedicated to RLUIPA. Published by the American Bar Association, “Litigating Religious Land Use Cases” is now in its second edition.

Our focus in religious land use and zoning cases is in helping you achieve your goal for your religious building, school, camp or cemetery, whether it involves a move to a new location, construction of a new house of worship or an expansion.

Our attorneys are adept at working with local administrative bodies including planning commissions, zoning departments and other entities whose cooperation is crucial to your success. We take into account all possible options and collaborate with you to determine the best course of action.

When your church engages Dalton & Tomich, PLC to fight for you in a religious land use and zoning case, you gain a partner dedicated to helping achieve what you know is best for your congregation.

Your congregation matters. We can help.

Religious land use and zoning expert Daniel P. Dalton and the attorneys of Dalton & Tomich, PLC will defend your church’s right to grow and to worship freely so your congregation can thrive.

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Our RLUIPA law website includes the full text of the law, religious land use and zoning case studies, related blogs and more. Find it at