Building Permit Expediting Services

Permit Acquisition. Simplified.

Our Project Managers take the lead on your project – saving you time, money and providing peace of mind knowing that our local experts will simply get it done.

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Our Expediters Thoroughly Review All Submittal Packages for Completeness and Accuracy

Burnham can help facilitate interaction across all project stakeholders including owners/developers, municipalities, and the design and construction teams. Our expediters thoroughly review all submittal packages for completeness and accuracy. We monitor the plan review process and provide your project team with regular updates and any required corrective measures. All project plans and supporting documents are archived in our secure, online database that aligns seamlessly with municipal online portals for convenient access 24/7/365.

New Construction Permitting

Our proactive and systematic approach encompasses the entire permit process – from project conception to completion.

Burnham Nationwide can facilitate all necessary permits for the entire lifecycle of a new construction project, including:

  • Demolition
  • Substructure Construction
  • Full Building Structure Construction
  • Tenant Build-outs

We pioneered the use of phased permitting, allowing construction to run continuously without interruptions or lag time while plans are finalized.

Permit Management New Construction

Commercial Construction Permitting

Our local experts know the market – inside and out. Burnham Nationwide works on all sizes of commercial projects, in cities and communities, large and small alike.

  • Hospitality & Restaurants
  • Mixed-use Developments
  • Commercial Buildings
  • Sports & Entertainment Venues
  • Historic Properties
  • Residential – Single & Multi-family

We capitalize on long-standing relationships with municipal departments, utilities, and other stakeholders, allowing for efficiencies when securing required approvals for your construction project.


Existing Construction Permitting

Burnham Nationwide has over 25 years of experience with a broad spectrum of alteration projects, helping you to avoid delays and keep your project moving smoothly. Required permits may include:

  • Building Alteration
  • Interior Demolition & Build-out
  • Building Redevelopment
  • Facade Repairs
  • Building Additions

We are also able to offer the services of our in-house building code consultants who can conduct reviews and provide advice on code provisions that apply to existing buildings undergoing renovations and additions.

Permit Management Existing Buildings

Nationwide Expansion

Burnham offers a national reach with local expertise and has been providing multi-site expansion permit expediting services for major corporations for several decades, representing:

  • National Retailers
  • Financial Institutions
  • Educational Facilities
  • Hospitality & Restaurants 

Our in-house research team stays up-to-date on local jurisdiction code and permitting requirements and provides comprehensive due diligence reports that detail all the steps that must be followed for permit acquisition in each municipality.

Permit Management Nationwide


Burnham is here for you after a building or tenant build-out is completed with assistance in obtaining municipality-mandated licenses for a wide variety of applications, including:

  • Business Services
  • Commercial Garage
  • Contractor Licensing
  • Liquor Licenses
  • Public Place of Amusement
  • Pop up
  • Regulated business
  • Pop Ups & More

Our permit expediters can also help with obtaining soil report approvals, noise variance permits, health department approvals, peak hour exemptions, and traffic approvals if required for your project.

Permit Management Licensing

Public Way Services

Most municipalities require public way use permits for anything that extends over, under, or is on the public way. Burnham has extensive experience in navigating the process and helping to cut through the red tape. Elements requiring a permit if placed in the public way can include:

  • Permanent Public Way
  • Grant of Privilege
  • Peak Hour Exemptions
  • Harbor and bridge Permits
  • Tent Permits
  • Canopies
  • Sidewalk Cafes

In addition to a Public Way Use Permit, anything identifying the building, such as signs, awnings, canopies and banners, may require a permit.

Permit Management Public Way

Land Use/Zoning

Land use/zoning services are often required for all structures that will occupy a property and every municipality handles the approval process differently. Burnham can assist in reviewing plans prior to submitting, ensuring zoning compliance and preventing costly delays. Land use/zoning typically requires the following information to be included on applications:

  • Land Use Applications
  • Plan Development
  • Site Plans
  • Zoning Reports

At Burnham we have the experienced required to secure your land use approval in a timely and cost-efficient manner.

Permit Management Land Use

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