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Permitting

Redniss & Mead helps you navigate the regulatory permit process for your project, helping you achieve your goals. Whether it’s a local wetland permit or zoning application, a health department permit or zoning appeal, or a state or federal permit, we are with you all the way –behind the scenes preparing your application, and out in front providing expert testimony at public hearings.

Designing Construction Permit Success

We begin with the end in mind: your permit approval and successful project completion. Many permitting issues can be avoided by engineering your project to meet complex rules, which may be administered by overlapping or conflicting boards. Over the years, members of Redniss & Mead have served on local and state land use boards and commissions as well as professional associations and task forces related to land use issues. Our extensive experience enables us to identify regulatory issues early in your project, before you have gone too far down the wrong path. We often can find creative solutions to your permitting challenges by engineering solutions that meet regulators’ needs while giving you the project you want. We take an objective and integrated approach to innovative projects, and manage the process to meet the goals of the community, the neighbors and the environment.

Land Use Permitting Services

Whether your project involves planning and zoning (P&Z), health department, or environmental regulations, we provide permitting services to individual homeowners and developers.

Planning and Zoning
  • Site Plan Approvals
  • Coastal Area Management Plan Approvals
  • Flood Hazard Area / Floodplain Management
  • Special Permits
  • Zoning Text Amendments
  • Zone Changes
  • Master Plan Amendments
  • Subdivisions
Zoning Board of Appeals
  • Variance Requests
  • Special Exceptions
Inland Wetlands and Watercourses Agencies
  • Regulated Activities
  • Wetland Permitting
Health Departments
  • Septic Systems
  • Sewer Systems
Roadway Discontinuance Requests Referral Support and Interfacing
  • Engineering Departments
  • Highway Departments
  • Conservation Commissions
  • Tree Warden
  • Historic District Commissions
  • Architectural Review Boards
  • Environmental Protection Boards and Wetland Agencies
Department of Environmental Protection
  • Storm Water Registrations
  • Coastal Structures, Dredging, and Fill
  • Inland Water Resources
  • 401 Water Quality Certifications
  • Sewage Disposal Systems
Department of Health
  • Septic Systems
  • Storm Water Discharges in Drinking Supply Watersheds
Department of Transportation
  • Surveying, Layout, and Drainage Support
  • Department of Public Utility Control
  • Department of Environmental Conservation
  • State Environmental Quality Review
  • New York City Department of Environmental Protection
  • County Health Department
Federal Emergency Management Agency
  • Letter of Map Revision or Letter of Map Amendment
Federal Aviation Administration
  • Notice of Construction or Alteration
Army Corps of Engineers
  • Wetlands and Waterways pursuant to Section 404 Clean Water Act

What our clients are saying

For over 40 years, Redniss & Mead has been providing me “value-added” surveying, planning and engineering services for our residential, commercial and mixed use projects in Stamford. Without question, Redniss & Mead’s service over the years has consistently been the “gold standard” in providing us professional services within our various project schedules. We look forward to retaining Redniss & Mead once again on future assignments.

John F. Steinegger
Real Estate Developer

Land Surveying

Civil Engineering

Planning & Zoning