You have a land use issue. You purchased land with the intention of using it for a temple 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 you have run into difficulty securing the permits and approvals needed for your temple there may be a religious protection act or federal law that can help. The experienced attorneys of Dalton & Tomich, PLC can provide the knowledge and guidance you need to solve your religious land use issue as quickly as possible.
Don’t let a local government denial deter your good work. We can help you overcome temple design requirements, zoning issues and many other land use disputes.
LET US GUIDE YOU THROUGH THE LEGAL PROCESS OF TEMPLE CONSTRUCTION
Whether you are having difficulty getting temple construction design approval or have been denied the ability to construct altogether, the team at Dalton & Tomich, PLC can guide you through the legal process.
We’ll help you navigate the often complicated process of achieving approval for temple construction projects. The professionals at Dalton & Tomich, PLC have successfully confirmed the rights of many other temples and houses of worship in complex religious land use and zoning cases throughout the United States. From local administrative bodies to federal court, we’re knowledgeable litigation guides that can help you secure zoning approval.
We rely on the First Amendment Free Exercise Clause, the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment and a federal law called the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act (RLUIPA).
Our experience at the local and federal court level has led to victories that have enabled temples and others to pursue their important causes by expanding existing buildings, acquiring new land and completing new temple construction projects.
We can often accept a case and begin working with you toward a victory within just a few months. Further, we can pursue additional remedies including monetary damages, attorney fees and injunctive relief allowing you to secure the permits for temple construction.
TEMPLE LAND USE AND ZONING LEGAL SERVICES
If a planning commission denied your temple construction project, you may have to take legal action. It’s a long process that can involve numerous parties, experts, documentation and more. The team at Dalton & Tomich, PLC provides a complete range of legal services for your temple. We can:
- Work to secure necessary approval or denial from the local planning commission or administrative body
- Assist in navigating the administrative process
- Support your case in court by finding expert witnesses
- Collect all the evidence and facts that prove your case
- Collaborate with you to prepare and finalize pleadings
- File a Motion for Preliminary Injunction if there’s an opportunity to do so
- Pursue settlement if it’s in the best interests of the members of your temple
- Keep you updated on the progress of the case as we move through the process