Churches, mosques, temples, synagogues and other religious institutions can often resolve religious land use and zoning matters without having to file a lawsuit or set foot in a courtroom. This is especially true when a religious land use and zoning attorney is involved early on.
As attorney Noel Sterett explains in this video, one opportunity for early assistance is to review the local zoning code to see if it complies with federal law, work with local zoning officials to help them understand what the federal law requires of them and why a religious land use should be approved.
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Noel has never had a client tell him they wished they had waited longer to get him involved. He explains that religious institutions like churches, mosques, temples and synagogues benefit from understanding their rights early on in the process. This includes rights under the federal Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Person Act, also known as RLUIPA.
If you have experienced a religious land use zoning denial or have questions about your rights under RLUIPA, contact us today.
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