Welcome to Philadelphia’s Zoning Authority

Find Out What You Can Do With Your Property

Welcome to Philadelphia’s Zoning Authority

Find Out What You Can Do With Your Property

Who We Are

Philly Zoning is powered  by one of Philadelphia’s leading zoning and real estate  law firms – Anastasio Law, LLC.  Selected by other Philadelphia zoning attorneys for Pennsylvania Super Lawyers recognition, we’ve been helping homeowners, developers and business people secure zoning/use permits, special exceptions, variances, building permits and tax abatements for a decade.  Our online resources have helped thousands of property owners and investors. Even staff members of competing law firms, the Philadelphia Planning Commission and the Philadelphia courts use Philly Zoning as a resource and reference…making us Philadelphia’s zoning authority.

Unlike ‘expediters’ and ‘zoning consultants’, the team at Philly Zoning is a group of legal professionals who all have a fiduciary duty to you. That means uncompromising service and professional representation that saves you time, money and headaches in navigating the Philadelphia zoning maze.

Our team is comprised of attorneys and support staff who are former city employees and consultants intimately familiar with the zoning process, city council, community organizing, the planning commission and the zoning board.  We also have a preferred list of drafters and architects for you to choose from, if your project requires plans/layout.  At every stage of the process, we have answers and the experience to get it done.  No excuses, no delays, no zoning headaches.

What We Do

When securing as-right permits is possible, we know where to go and what to submit the first time…to save you money and headaches.  As-right permits are secured for one low, flat fee that is consistent, reasonable and reliable.  There are never billing surprises or ‘additional fees’.

When we need to secure special exceptions or variances, we know the homework that needs to be done BEFORE a zoning hearing is held.  We have a network of professional relationships throughout city hall and Philadelphia’s neighborhoods that is twenty years in the making.  That’s how we anticipate how things will go before ever walking into a hearing room or court room.  We are dedicated to being tenacious and relentless in the pursuit of your variance. And we do so while saving you time and money.

For the last thirteen years, we have taken on nearly 65 zoning cases each and every year…and we almost always secure the permits, win the appeals and get the variances our clients want.  In 2017, we won every one of our zoning cases brought before License and Inspection, the Zoning Board of Adjustment, the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas and Commonwealth Court.  Sometimes, we have to secure a variance even in the face of stiff opposition from neighborhood groups, politicians or near neighbors.  But we make it happen.

We Deliver Results

Whether you need permits for a boarding house, apartment building, institutional facility, commercial space, decks, additions, or single family home development, we deliver results.  With the intimate knowledge necessary to bring the worlds of politics, law and community organizing together, there is no project too big or too small for Philadelphia’s zoning authority.


Have a Question? Ask a Zoning Attorney.

Let a licensed professional handle the ins and outs of your zoning project. Contact Anastasio Law now.

Contact a Zoning Lawyer Now! Anastasio Law  |  (215) 609-4165 |  info@phillyzoning.com