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Risks of Disobeying Zoning Restrictions

What can happen if someone violates zoning restrictions? What punishment from the government is that person risking? If I am reading these laws correctly, it sounds like backyard chickens are not ...
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Are the federal government or its contractors subject to local building or zoning codes?

Say there is going to be a federal facility, operated by the federal government or by a contractor of the federal government, in a town. Something like a prison, or a place where ICE plans to imprison ...
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Boundary Fences UK: What Comes Under Class A, Part 2 Schedule 2 of the General Permitted Development Order 2015 (Amended)?

Edited Question for Improvement What residences/businesses come under Class A, Part 2 Schedule 2 of the General Permitted Development Order 2015 (Amended)? I am looking into the defintion of Free ...
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What does "not providing" a zoning yard mean, in practice?

I've seen, in a number of New York state municipalities' zoning codes, the requirement that a (front, side, or rear) yard have a minimum size only if "provided". ("Yard" is defined,...
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Hotels and code requirements for living space

Do hotels in the United States in New York City for example have to uphold code requirements for living space? If they don't couldn't someone just open up a couple of sheds in their backyard call it a ...
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Can a county without an HOA or Covenants stop people from storing campers or building sheds?

I am planning to buy land in Costilla County, Colorado. The land does not have a Homeowners Association or any covenants for the area, which is quite rural. It is zoned for residential use, but they ...
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Why is it illegal in some states to rent out part of one own's home, if both parties agree to it? [closed]

In some states like New York for example, there are many laws regarding the limitations of how one is allowed to rent out parts of one own's home (assuming one owns the building) or apartment. The ...
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What is the precedent for zoning regulations concerning height in rural districts? (class action)

I live in a semi-rural area that has requirements of 200 feet of frontage and 100 foot setbacks. Most of the lots are least 2.5 acres. Nevertheless, there is a 30 foot height restriction on buildings. ...