You have big plans for your home. You might have a native garden in mind. Or your plans might involve putting a little cottage in back of the main house. Maybe it’s a solar system you want. Or maybe it’s a simple, rustic fence. Perhaps you’re keen to start a home-based business, or offer space to college students.
But what happens if your best-laid plans collide with your town’s zoning rules?
That doesn’t mean you’ve hit a wall. A deviation from the rules might be OK — with permission. Often, this means requesting a variance. Without further ado, here are a few practical things to know about variances.Continue reading “Home Ownership, Zoning, and Variances”