Village of Euclid v. Ambler Realty Co.

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Village of Euclid v. Ambler Realty Co.
Court Supreme Court of the United States
Date decided November 22, 1926


Starting in the early 1900s, local governments began to regulate economic and real estate activities.

Zoning laws in the United States began to restrict land uses.

Procedural History

SCOTUS grants certiorari in the Ambler Realty Co. v. Village of Euclid, Ohio case.


Do zoning regulations constitute an unconstitutional deprivation of property?


Zoning regulations are usually constitutional so long as they aren't arbitrary or unreasonable.


Zoning regulations must be justified on the basis of

  1. public health
  2. safety
  3. morals
  4. general welfare.