Don’t buy property until you know what you are entitled to do on the property. For a small cost, get a zoning letter to avoid a large financial risk. Too many times property buyers will not have a clear understanding of the zoning regulations on a property before they buy it. A zoning letter is a legally recognized document that is accepted by banks and government offices as verification of the entitlements or uses allowed on a property. States require zoning letters for several commercial uses such as car dealerships, funeral homes and gun sales. They are also a normal due diligence document for real estate investments to avoid uncertainty and financial risk.