Kentucky Land Use & Zoning Questions & Answers

Q: My family owns about 150 acres of land and some people are trying to take it. what amendments should i consult?

1 Answer | Asked in Land Use & Zoning for Kentucky on
Answered on Dec 20, 2012

It is not clear who is trying to "take" your property and how. If the government wants to take your land, it will have to pay you just compensation under the Fifth Amendment. The government's power to do this is called eminent domain. To learn more about eminent domain visit http://www.kassounilaw.com/land-use-law/eminent-domain-law/ Best of luck either retaining your land or getting compensated justly for your property.

Q: Can a county or city retry a person for a planning and zoning ordinance after being tried and dismissed the first time.

1 Answer | Asked in Land Use & Zoning for Kentucky on
Answered on Dec 20, 2012

Generally the rules of res judicata and collateral estoppel would prevent the government for trying to litigate the same issues more than once.

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