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Bel Air Land Development & Zoning Lawyers

Reliable legal representation in Harford and Cecil counties

Rezoning in Harford County MD Lawyer

Land development and zoning laws play an important role in the evolution of any community. Real estate developers, boards of education, private individuals and business owners are all subject to land development and zoning regulations. If you are about to purchase property or are considering building on a piece of land, it is crucial that you comply with all applicable zoning or land development policies set forth by the local municipal government. An attorney with specific knowledge of this area of law can make it infinitely easier for you to evaluate your options and determine your best course of action based on local regulations and ordinances.

Since our firm’s establishment in Bel Air in 1987, Stark and Keenan, P.A. has witnessed periods of rapid growth in Harford and Cecil counties. We are attuned to the changes within our community and understand the challenges zoning and development legislation present to residents and businesses. We provide comprehensive legal counsel regarding:

  • Zoning board approval for residential and commercial projects
  • Land development application preparation and negotiation
  • Zoning violations and fines
  • Project permitting
  • Ordinance compliance
  • Setbacks and variances
  • Boundary line adjustments
  • Appeals

Our Harford County real estate lawyers do everything possible to secure your desired result.

A force to be reckoned with in zoning and planning matters

We offer our clients unique insight regarding land use and zoning issues. Firm member Robert Lynch is a former director of the Harford County Department of Planning and Zoning. His understanding of the legislative process for land development and zoning matters enables us to provide a level of service few law firms in our area can offer. Mr. Lynch’s background, combined with the knowledge of our Bel Air real estate attorneys regarding property transactions and litigation, ensures that Stark and Keenan, P.A.’s clients receive top-notch assistance in any disputes or transactions involving land development and zoning.

Land development and zoning attorneys serving Maryland

From our offices in Bel Air and Havre de Grace, Stark and Keenan, P.A. represents individuals, businesses, corporations and municipalities throughout the greater Baltimore Metropolitan Area, including Towson, Aberdeen, Edgewood and Riverside. Call a Harford County lawyer from our firm today at or contact us online to schedule an initial consultation.

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If you want to request a change of zoning on your property, NOW IS THE TIME TO ACT!

Pursuant to Harford County Council Bill No. 24-007, Harford County will initiate a 12-month county-wide Comprehensive Rezoning Process Process. The Department of Planning and Zoning will accept application requests for individual rezoning changes for a two-month period beginning on June 3, 2024.

If you are interested in filing a request for a zoning change, please contact us immediately. 
In Memoriam
The Passing of Founding Member, Charles (Charlie) B. Keenan, Jr.
Charlie Keenan Jr.
It is with great sadness that Stark and Keenan PA mourns the loss of Charles (Charlie) B. Keenan, Jr. who passed away on July 1, 2023. Charlie was a founding member of Stark and Keenan PA in 1987 and has been a prominent member of the Maryland bar for over 50 years. His contributions to this firm and the Harford County legal community will be greatly missed.
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