You have a land use issue. You purchased land with the intention of using it for a religious school and the local government has denied you the ability to use the land for religious assembly due to zoning issues. What can you do?
If your religious school is seeking to expand its campus or add on to existing structures and you are facing opposition from the local planning commission, city council or other local governing body, you aren’t out of options. There are laws that may give you the right to use land for a religious school even if local entities are against the project.
The Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act protects religious organizations like yours against discrimination in land use and zoning matters. Our specialty is helping religious groups exercise their rights under the law.
The religious land use team at the law firm Dalton & Tomich, PLC, led by experienced RLUIPA attorneys Daniel P. Dalton and Noel W. Sterett, has successfully defended the rights of schools, churches and other religious institutions across the country. Our attorneys are nationally recognized for their work in religious land use and zoning disputes, and we wrote the only book dedicated to RLUIPA, Litigating Religious Land Use Cases.
When school leaders hire Dalton & Tomich to help them advance their institutional goals, they gain more than just an experienced legal team. We become deeply invested in the well-being of the school’s stakeholders, from administrators and teachers to students and parents.