Land Use and Zoning

Henry & Beaver, LLP, provides knowledgeable representation in land use and zoning matters for clients throughout the Lebanon Valley. Our lawyers bring extensive local experience to the legal issues arising from commercial and residential development projects.

Our firm serves developers and their investment partners or individual homeowners in Lebanon, Lancaster, Berks, Dauphin and Schuylkill counties. Contact Henry & Beaver to discuss how we can be of service.

Development Counsel

Henry & Beaver represents developers before the local planning commission or board of supervisors/councilmen to gain approvals for purchase of parcels, subdivision and sale of lots, or building site plans. We counsel clients about seeking special use permits or variances from land use or zoning regulations. If the permit is denied, we appeal to the local zoning hearing board (ZHB). (Attorney Tom Harlan also serves as legal counsel to the zoning hearing boards in Millcreek Township and Palmyra Borough. We can handle ZHB appeals in all other jurisdictions of Lebanon County and surrounding counties.)

Tom Harlan is a Lebanon native who has practiced in real estate, zoning and land use in the region for three decades. He provides the insights and proactive counsel to quickly clear obstacles to development. Mr. Harlan can advise clients when to appeal adverse ZHB decisions to the Court of Common Pleas and when to go back to restructure the project in a manner acceptable to local authorities.

We also represent residential or commercial property owners seeking to subdivide land or requesting variances from local building codes, setback ordinances or zoning restrictions.

Contact Attorney Tom Harlan

Mr. Harlan will personally handle every aspect of your case — clients of Henry & Beaver are not passed off to paralegals. For experienced representation by a Pennsylvania lawyer who knows planning and zoning from both sides of the issue, contact us today at 717-274-3644.