Zoning Estoppel: Application of the Principles of Equitable Estoppel and Vested Rights to Zoning Disputes
Urban Law Annual
Despite the historical rule that a government cannot be estopped while acting in a governmental capacity, as a local government does while exercising its zoning powers, it appears that a majority of the courts now hold that the defense of equitable estoppel may be raised against local governments in this and certain other kinds of zoning disputes.
David G. Heeter,
Zoning Estoppel: Application of the Principles of Equitable Estoppel and Vested Rights to Zoning Disputes,
1971 Urb. L. Ann. 63
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