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Planning a Church Building Project

Planning a Church Building Project

Learn about zoning laws, property sales, church construction, financing, and more.
Pastor, Church & Law

Building Codes Member access only

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ChurchLawAndTax.com

Eleven Things Churches Should Know About Zoning Member access only

What to note before buying or constructing your next building.
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Church Law & Tax Report

Build For Efficiency Member access only

Keeping your dream facility from becoming an annual budget nightmare.
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Church Finance Today

Sharing Space with Outside Groups Member access only

Being listed as "additional insured" may not reduce risk of liability.
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ChurchLawAndTax.com

Energy Efficiency Pays Off Member access only

Being a good steward of the planet's resources is financially beneficial.
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ChurchLawAndTax.com

Prepare the Way  Member access only

Practical ways to make your church accessible to all.
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Church Finance Today

The Dirt on Real Estate Disclosures Member access only

What must be revealed before a property is sold?
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ChurchLawAndTax.com

Is Safety a Priority for Your Construction Plans?

Assessment: Test your knowledge with this quiz.
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ChurchLawAndTax.com

Meeting Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Requirements Member access only

Does our church need to meet ADA requirements?
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Church Law & Tax Report

Zoned Out Member access only

Why churches end up on the outskirts of town—and what you can do about it.
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ChurchLawAndTax.com

Is Your Church Prepared to Host a Large Event?

Assessment: Use this quiz to assess your preparedness.
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ChurchLawAndTax.com

Are We Hiring the Right Contractor?

Assessment: Take this quiz to assess your church's contractor for your next building project.
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How Green Is Our Church?

Assessment: Take this free quiz to see if your church's environmental awareness is saving money and ministering to your community.
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Church Law & Tax Report

Zoning Member access only

A church's rights under the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act were not violated by a city's denial of its application for a conditional use permit to construct a new sanctuary.
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Church Law & Tax Report

Church Property - Part 1 Member access only

A city ordinance requiring a church to "tap in" to a city sewer line, at a substantial cost, did not violate the federal Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act (RLUIPA) or the First Amendment.
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Church Law & Tax Report

Zoning Member access only

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.
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Church Law & Tax Report

Zoning - Part 1 Member access only

A Michigan court ruled that a trial court acted improperly in dismissing a church's claim that a city violated RLUIPA.
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Church Law & Tax Report

Zoning - Part 2 Member access only

A Missouri court ruled that a city did not violate the first amendment guaranty of religious freedom in refusing to grant a church's request for a permit to construct a sign on its property.
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Church Law & Tax Report

Church Property - Part 2 Member access only

A Missouri court ruled that a "restrictive covenant" contained in the deed to church property prevented a church from building a parking lot.
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