Guam’s New Land Use Requirements and Regulations

Guam’s New Land Use Requirements and Regulations

This course provides an overview of Guam’s new zoning and land use regulation. Zoning is a type of public control that places many limits on how land is used. Each city or county places all its properties into zones for residential, commercial, industrial, agricultural, or other uses. Land use regulations vary widely from state to state, county to county, and city to city. Guam has just updated its new land use regulation in 2020.

Property owners can sometimes make requests for changes to the permitted uses and prohibited uses with applications for conditional uses, variances, zoning changes, or other requests. A professional real estate broker can assist an attorney in many ways throughout the approval process for development projects or in challenging the uses or planned uses of land, which have been raised by neighbors, governments, or business entities.

Learning Objectives for Students

On completion of the course, students will:

  • Obtain copies of state or federal statutes
  • Use and become proficient with Guam’s zoning and planning regulation
  • Obtain copies of Guam’s zoning and planning ordinances
  • Identify the zone in which a client’s real property is located
  • Identify the permitted uses of the client’s property within that zone
  • Understand and obtain the zoning code’s definitions related to the client’s issue
  • Determine if the client’s request fits within a conditional or accessory use within that zone
  • Determine the type of application the client should use such as subdivision application, condominium, construction application, building permit, remodeling permit, variance, conditional use permit, zoning change, tax lot adjustment, combining tax lots, and obtain it
  • Obtain information about neighboring properties, if related to the client’s issue
  • Obtain copies of any private covenants or deed restrictions from the client’s deed, abstract or title report, or recorded survey
  • Assist in developing alternative plans for client’s project
  • Obtain information about deadlines after an application is filed or a process begins; develop a time line for client

NICE Friday 9am

Course Schedule

Every Friday
9:00 am – 12:00 pm


N.I.C.E. School 341 S Marine Drive, Suite 203 Tamuning, GU 96913


(671) 687–2012

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