Zoning, Planning and Land Use Attorneys

Zoning and land use laws are complex and often involve significant investment and impact on the parties when landowner rights conflict with regulations governing the land’s use. Failure to provide careful consideration and attention to controlling rules, regulations, and procedures can result in protracted, expensive litigation. With so many factors to consider (overlapping jurisdictions, political and legal implications, varying standards of review and endless “red tape”), consulting an attorney in the early planning stages can make all the difference in the success of the project or endeavor.

Our seasoned attorneys advocate through attention to detail and thorough knowledge of laws governing land use and zoning. We work with individuals, businesses, neighborhood associations, non-profits, and governments in both advisory capacities and litigation. Our attorneys are accustomed to handling matters as weighty as vested rights, constitutional matters, and validity of governing ordinances. We represent client interests before planning commissions, city councils, county commissions, adjustment boards, and historic preservation agencies, as well as in state and federal courts, and handle land use matters at the appellate level.

Many times, our attorneys can provide guidance to property owners on matters of rezoning, annexation, special use permitting, subdivision development, and site planning and variances. We work to enhance the efficiency of the process and help citizens and businesses avoid consequences that might lead to litigation. For local governments, we provide interpretation of ordinances as they relate to specific and broad matters, from ordinance revision and amendment to public records request management. We also serve as outside litigation counsel to counties, municipalities and their administrative agencies.

Coward, Hicks & Siler, PA, is a general practice law firm, whose lawyers are authorized and licensed to provide legal services in the State of North Carolina. We serve clients throughout western state, in Franklin, Sylva, Murphy, Cherokee, Bryson City, Waynesville, Highlands, Cashiers, Cullowhee, Robinsonville, Brevard, Asheville and surrounding townships.

The main content of this site is updated as necessary to ensure accuracy. Blog posts are accurate as of the date of publication and are updated with new posts in the event of changes in the law. All material found on this website is primarily intended for the purpose of marketing, and to allow visitors to compare the services offered by Coward, Hicks & Siler with those offered by similar law firms.

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FRANKLIN

43 West Main Street
Franklin, NC 28734
Phone: 828-524-6475
Facsimile: 828-524-9833

SYLVA

705 West Main Street
Sylva, NC 28779
Phone: 828-586-2147
Facsimile: 828-586-2605

CASHIERS

211 Cashiers School Road
P.O. Box 1918
Cashiers, NC 28717
Phone: 828-743-2401
Facsimile: 828-743-2403

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    Sylva

    705 W. Main Street
    Sylva, NC 28779
    Phone: 828-586-2147
    Facsimile: 828-586-2605

    Cashiers

    211 Cashiers School Road
    P.O. Box 1918
    Cashiers, NC 28717
    Phone: 828-743-2401
    Facsimile: 828-743-2403

    Franklin

    43 West Main Street
    Franklin, NC 28734
    Phone: ]828-524-6475
    Facsimile: 828-524-9833