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Other hyper-local building standards

Nicole Cook, B.S., J.D., LL.M., Environmental and Agricultural, Faculty Legal Specialist, Agriculture Law Education Initiative (ALEI), University of Maryland Eastern Shore

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In addition to city or county zoning laws and construction codes, there are other potential restrictions that may affect your use of a property. Historic preservation councils, architectural review boards and other neighborhood groups may set covenants on properties. Make sure you’re aware of any aesthetic or other standards those types of groups might require.


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