1 year ago
Last edited at 4:13PM on 2/27/2013
I don't know what it's like there .. but here you can apply for 'reconsideration' . Talk to your tax department and ask how you can make this right. I've heard of properties being assessed inaccurate value, but I have never heard of actually changing a zoning of a property without notifying the property owner or allowing the owner an opportunity to argue the change.
Sadly, yes, a town government can do things like that whenever they want. But it may be illegal according to the town charter, bylaws, articles of incorporation, etc. You may need to hire a lawyer to check the laws, or rent out the vacant land to a farmer so it's obviously used for agriculture.
It is possible for that to happen, but it depends with the township's by laws. In order to find out more about this, you should seek immediate legal advice from a lawyer, who will be able to give you more details.