Zoning & Land Use

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Zoning

Attorneys
Bryan M. Dench
Ronald P. Lebel
Norman J. Rattey

Skelton, Taintor & Abbott represents property owners and local governing boards on planning, zoning and land use matters whether the issue is a proposed new commercial development, a variance request or the protection of a watershed.

Skelton, Taintor & Abbott's lawyers are deeply involved in the Maine communities we serve and have a detailed understanding of local zoning and land use policies.  Zoning regulations are land use policies that carry out community goals for guiding new development and protecting community resources.  On the other hand, they also can restrict land owner freedom to develop and use their property.

Our lawyers have extensive experience in planning and zoning cases including more complex municipal and county issues, such as development at an airport and other community building projects. Several of our attorneys have served their communities as chairs of local boards of appeals and planning boards. When Skelton Taintor & Abbott lawyers discuss zoning and land use, they bring a wealth of hands-on experience to the table.  We have advised many cities and towns on land use regulation and code enforcement.  We also have experience and a track record of success representing private businesses and individuals in seeking land use approvals and zoning relief.

Since 1853, Skelton, Taintor & Abbott has been a mainstay of the legal community in Maine and has built a reputation as one of Maine’s most respected law firms. Skelton, Taintor & Abbott is a full-service law firm. Located in central Maine, we are able to offer affordable legal services to area residents, municipalities and corporations. We serve individuals, businesses and government clients in Portland, South Portland, Biddeford, Lewiston, Auburn, Rockland, Augusta, Waterville and Bangor, as well as Androscoggin, Cumberland and York counties and throughout Maine.