Permitting can be a double-edged sword. On the one hand, careful oversight by federal, state, and local government helps protect our communities and environment. It’s something we’ve seen in our home state of Vermont where strict regulations, including Act 250, have resulted in our world-renowned environment and beauty which are major reasons why people live and visit here. On the other hand, strict and complex permitting requirements can be time-consuming, costly, and daunting to navigate.  That’s where the expertise and experience of White + Burke is so important and provides significant value to our clients – both in Vermont and nationwide.

ACT 250 Permit Consulting

Act 250 is Vermont’s defining law when it comes to developing property in the Green Mountain State. The purpose of the law is to protect Vermont’s environment and communities, but it also makes it a unique challenge to develop here. White + Burke is Vermont’s leading firm for Act 250 permit consulting, with more than 25 years of projects under our belt. We’ll help shepherd your project through the process, with the experience and relationships to avoid costly mistakes and frustrating delays. White + Burke's Act 250 permit consulting services include:

  •  Due diligence review of Act 250 criteria to inform design decisions
  • Coordinating with other project professionals
  • Drafting and crafting applications and materials
  • Meetings with regulators and stakeholders
  • Representing projects at hearings
  • Strategic problem solving

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Permit Expediting

Unfortunately, there’s no one single entity to deal with when it comes to permitting your project in Vermont or elsewhere. Local, state, Federal, Act 250 permits, and similar permit regimes in other jurisdictions, are commonly required. These entail substantial complexity, costs and risks. With 25+ years of experience, White + Burke knows which permits will be needed, what’s the best way to proceed through the process, and other critical information. Permit expediting often consists of:
  • Creating efficiencies among different permits (town, Act 250, state, etc.)
  • Developing schedules and permit sequencing to move a project along
  • Collaborating with other stakeholders and project team members.
  • Drafting and crafting applications and materials
  • Meetings with regulators and stakeholders
  • Strategic problem solving
  • Presentations in front of regulatory boards
 

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