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It's a Church, Not an Ark Member access only

Tips for keeping wildlife out of your building.
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Are We Keeping Our Recreational Facilities Safe?

Assessment: Use this checklist to find out.
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Church's Application for Special Use Permit Denied Member access only

City refuses to allow a church to move into an area zoned for industrial use.
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Video Recordings as Evidence Member access only

If your church uses surveillance cameras, check with an attorney to determine what conditions apply to their use as evidence.
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Recent Developments in Church Property Rulings Member access only

Maryland's highest court ruled that a local congregation that voted to disaffiliate from a national church after more than a century of association was entitled to retain its property.
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Petroleum Contamination of Church Property Member access only

Court rejects church's injunction against neighboring gas station.
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When a Church Dissolves Member access only

Distribution of assets requires legal counsel.
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Disaffiliating from a Parent Denomination Member access only

Two rulings address the control of church property.
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Concealed Weapon Law and Churches Member access only

Churches may prohibit guns in church.
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Recent Developments in Missouri Regarding Church Property Member access only

A Missouri court ruled that a church had a legal right to use a roadway across a neighboring property since an "easement by implication" had been created.
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Recent Developments in Oregon Regarding the Taxation of Church Property Member access only

An Oregon court ruled that a church's property was subject to tax because the church failed to timely appeal an assessor's decision to place it on the tax roll.
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Planning for Special Events Member access only

When a church departs from its regular programming, extra care—and good insurance coverage—are required.
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Church Property Ownership Member access only

A denominational agency was entitled to the property of a local church following a vote to disaffiliate itself from the denomination.
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Legal Owners of Church Property  Member access only

A New York court ruled that a parent denomination held title to the property of a local church that voted to disaffiliate from the denomination.
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Determining Church Property Ownership  Member access only

Most church property disputes are resolved on the basis of neutral principles of law contained in deeds, local church charters and bylaws, and denominational bylaws.
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Church Liability for Injuries on Property Member access only

A Michigan court ruled that a church was not liable for injuries a woman sustained since it was an open and obvious hazard that should have been recognized.
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Zoning Laws Member access only

The Vermont Supreme Court rejected an attempt by neighboring landowners to halt the construction of a cell phone tower on church property.
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Control of Property Member access only

An Iowa court ruled that a local church that was experiencing internal problems did not enter into an enforceable agreement to transfer governance responsibilities to a denominational agency.
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Property Disputes and Bylaws Member access only

Churches and denominational agencies can avoid church property disputes by adopting appropriate nondoctrinal language in deeds, trusts, local church bylaws, or denominational bylaws.
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Land Use Regulations Member access only

A federal district court in Michigan ruled that a city violated the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act (RLUIPA) by denying a church the right to use its property for church purposes on the basis of a parking ordinance.
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