Zoning, Land Use And Bylaw Litigation

Unique Knowledge Of Municipal And Bylaw Litigation

Polak McKay & Hawkshaw is among the few law firms in Durham Region with noted knowledge and practice experience in municipal law. Our lawyers represent municipalities, land developers, residential property owners and other parties in all aspects of zoning and land use litigation. We have appeared in numerous forums, including before the Ontario Municipal Board, to represent our clients' interests.

Disputes Over Municipal Regulations And Bylaws

Developers, homeowners and city authorities must all abide by a maze of laws that are passed at the municipal level, and resolution of these disputes differs from other forms of litigation. Our lawyers' experience in this area gives our clients an edge in the advancement of their interests.

Municipal litigation involves all aspects of city regulation and bylaw enforcement. Our lawyers provide advice on many issues, including:

  • Building code violations
  • Fire code violations
  • Bylaw infractions
  • Commercial and residential zoning
  • City tax assessments
  • Expropriation
  • Land use permits and restrictions
  • Environmental assessments
  • Minor variance applications

Often, our team can act proactively to ensure that an anticipated development or home renovation does not conflict with municipal regulations. When an activity is under challenge, we provide assertive and effective client representation.

Our team members have extensive experience as courtroom counsel, adding to our ability to provide high-quality service to clients who are in conflict over a city regulation. To learn more, please get in touch.

Contact Us

Please call us at 289-460-1506 or 800-787-1801 toll free in Ontario to speak with one of our lawyers in Durham regarding real estate, zoning, land use and municipal law. You can also use our contact form to reach us online.