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Project Permitting

When planning a utility or renewable energy project, land rights are the first item that often comes to mind from a real estate perspective. Equally important to the necessary land rights is securing all the needed non-environmental permits required by the respective governmental agencies.

This process is critical to ensure there are no delays to the project and just as important to building and maintaining a positive working relationship with the municipalities the project will call home for decades to come.

Project permits are required by many entities at multiple levels to include township, village, city, county, state, federal, and railroad. These permits may be as simple as a notification form or as complex as needing detailed engineer drawings related to a railroad or road crossing. In some cases, a project requires a conditional use permit or a variance of some sort.

As a part of our permitting services, we regularly represent our clients at necessary hearings in relation to a requested permit. Our team of professionals frequently supports each of these scenarios and is well versed in all types of non-environmental permitting.

Our team utilizes an integrated web-based/GIS system that provides real time approval tracking. It also grants the project team immediate access to the permits and provides the ability to track special considerations, permit timelines, and any other pertinent information associated with the permit.

Whether a part of a turn-key project or as a stand-alone service, the real estate team at Steigerwaldt is qualified and ready to deliver on your project permitting needs. For more information on our suite of services please visit our website at


-Haakon Hagemeister, Vice President: Energy, Infrastructure, and Real Estate