Jump directly to the Content

Zoning

A Kansas court ruled that a neighboring landowner waited too long to halt a church construction project that in his opinion violated setback requirements in the local zoning law.

Key point 7-08. Most cities have enacted building codes that prescribe minimum standards in the construction of buildings. The courts have ruled that these laws may be applied to churches so long as they are reasonably related to the promotion of public health and safety.
Building Codes

* A Kansas court ruled that a neighboring landowner waited too long to halt a church construction project that in his opinion violated setback requirements in the local zoning law. In 1999 a county zoning department issued a building permit to a local church to construct an addition to its sanctuary and the church began construction later that year. Shortly after construction began, an adjacent property owner (Harry) noticed that the church's addition would encroach on his property. Harry's attorney wrote a letter of complaint to the zoning department, and in return received information on the setback ...

Join now to access this member-only content

Become a Member

Already a member? for full access.

Related Topics:
Posted:
  • July 1, 2005

Related ResourcesVisit Store

Understanding Church Insurance
Understanding Church Insurance
Understand your church's insurance needs to be assured you have adequate coverage.
Avoiding Church Lawsuits
Avoiding Church Lawsuits
Create proactive procedures to avoid common reasons why churches most often go to court.
Managing Church Facility Use
Managing Church Facility Use
Find insights to equip your church to host members and strangers.
Planning a Church Building Project
Planning a Church Building Project
Learn about zoning laws, property sales, church construction, financing, and more.