Municipal Law

Don’t let anybody tell you that you can’t beat city hall. Whether your building permit has been denied or the city is threatening to involuntarily annex your entire neighborhood, Hodges Coxe Potter & Phillips, LLP has the expertise to assist you in the often complex minefield of municipal law. As the former attorney for the Pender County board of adjustment, C. Wes Hodges, II, has considerable experience in the areas of zoning and permitting. The most common issues with cities and counties involve the interpretation and application of ordinances, such as zoning and subdivision ordinances. Cities and counties cannot act arbitrarily or capriciously, and procedures exist to challenge unfair or erroneous application of these ordinances. We have the experience to zealously represent your interests, be it in an administrative or quasi-judicial proceeding before a city or county board, or in a state court judicial proceeding.