Is there a cost associated to rezoning a property?

I'm planning on buying a commercial property with the hopes of turning it into a residential accommodation. However, before I get too excited about a potential bargain, is there a cost associated to rezoning a property from commercial to residential? Or is this dependent on your local government? I know it needs to be approved by the towns elected members, but I can’t see any details about cost. If it helps anyone give me some kind of answer, this is for a property in North California. Thanks!

Asked By: Simon - 5/31/2006
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You would need to contact local government. It isn't easy to get property rezoned. It has to be publicly announced, like in the newspaper, and if anyone objects it can be a huge legal hassle. If I were you I would make friends with the people who will make the decision, like the city council. Make some phone calls to... More
Answered By: ruthietoothie9 - 5/31/2006
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