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A Blog about Real Estate, How it Can Be Damaged, and Disputes Over its Transfer

This blog is a personal blog written to discuss legal issues affecting Georgia property, and how it is damaged, transferred, and fought over. I write this partly to keep abreast of the law, and partly to offer a forum for my writing. In order to find content, I often analyze Georgia Supreme Court decisions. I try to update this blog as I can, but writing is a time consuming process.

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Adoption of Zoning Ordinance Requires Formalities

In East Georgia Land Development Co. v. Newton County, Georgia, Case No. S12A0114 (March 19, 2012, Ga. Supreme Ct.), the Georgia Supreme Court reiterated that formalities are required for the adoption of zoning ordinances under the Zoning Procedures Law, O.C.G.A. Section 36-66-1, et seq. The case held that there was an issue regarding whether the county had a valid zoning ordinance due to an alleged failure to attach a copy of the zoning ordinance to the minutes of the meeting of the board of commissioners. The case also found that there was an issue regarding whether the county had valid zoning maps.

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