State & Local Authority in Regulating Land Use


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Which of the follow governmental entities has inherent police power in the United States?

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1. A(n) ____ is a law or regulation enacted by a municipality.

2. What do we call the general power of government to enact laws and regulations that limits personal conduct and property rights for the protection of the health, safety and welfare of the general public?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Land use regulation is one of the important functions of local and state government. Check what you know about these regulations and their enforcement with this quiz and worksheet.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Assessments focus on:

  • Situation when cities can assert police power to enact land use ordinances
  • Land regulations enacted pursuant to the police power
  • Which government entity in the United States has inherent police power

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the name of the law or regulation enacted by a municipality
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on local and state land use
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer a question regarding what the general power of government to enact laws and regulations for the sake of protection of the public is called

Additional Learning

State & Local Authority in Regulating Land Use is a lesson that will teach you the different ways the government is involved in land regulation. The objectives covered include:

  • Review which Amendments are related to state and local authority regulation of land
  • Understand what a zoning ordinance is
  • Know the significance of police power