MUNICIPAL AND ADMINISTRATIVE HEARINGS
If you applied for and are having hard time getting permission for a second
unit ("granny flat"), a second story to your dwelling, a conditional
use permit ("CUP"), or a variance, if code enforcement is threatening
you, or if a state department or agency is notifying you of [alleged]
violations and/or trying to deny, suspend or revoke your license to do
business, you are or will likely find yourself involved in the realm of
municipal, or administrative hearings.
Municipal and administrative law is highly procedural and different from
regular civil law. There are often short time limits for doing things
and if you don't do those things you may be met with the argument
that it is too late to defend on the merits and/or that you failed to
pursue and exhaust your administrative remedies. This could also interfere
with, or prevent you getting any help from the courts. Because of this,
contact the Law Offices of Mark E. Hancock early on, the initial consultation is free.
At the Law Offices of Mark E. Hancock, we have experience in municipal
and administrative matters and we have helped clients in all of the above
situations. We have experience with and have successfully helped clients
in quasi-judicial and other hearings before city councils and county boards
and we have worked with code enforcement to resolve alleged code violations.
We have successfully appealed citations and notices of alleged violations
from state agencies and have timely given notice of defense and successfully
defended clients in license suspension or revocation proceedings before
Administrative Law Judges from the Office of Administrative Hearings.