Captain Permit

About Us

Captain Permit

Captain Permit is the expert whenever it comes to the challenging process of obtaining permits. The idea came from founder Charles Weinraub who is also known in the real estate investment world as “The Handsome Homebuyer!” Charles is considered the #1 fix and flip investor on Long Island. After spending a lot of time dealing with architects and expeditors, many of whom didn’t show up or took money and were never heard from again, he became frustrated with the poor communication and slow turnaround times while attempting to obtain permits and plans, that he created Captain Permit. In 2022 the Chief Operating Officer Michael Arato and Lead Field Inspector and Drafter Ryan Griffin took ownership of the company. They understand the struggles and frustrations that come along with the permit process and we work to ensure the process goes as smoothly as possible. Captain Permit is a one-stop shop permit specialist company. We handle everything in-house, so there is no chasing anyone around. We have an on-staff architect, and drafters and the owners Michael Arato and Ryan Griffin are always available to answer any questions or concerns you have! We have been in business since 2018 and our staff has been doing this for decades.

Do You Have A Permit Problem? Captain Permit Is The Solution.

Our Mission

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Our mission is to simplify the permit process for you, so no matter if you’re an investor looking to expedite a project process, a homeowner looking to do renovations or legalize an existing structure, or a real estate agent on a tight deadline, we have you covered! There’s no wonder why our referrals keep coming back whenever they need help. We’re a one-stop shop for all of your permit needs. There’s only one company that gets you there fast, Captain Permit!

Captain Permit Services:

  • Construction Drawings, Floor Plans and Site Plans
  • Designing for Proposed Renovations
  • Dormers/ Extensions
  • Rental Permits
  • New Construction Homes
  • Legalization of Previously Constructed Structures and Renovations
  • Small Commercial Building Renovations
  • Survey work
  • Plumbing/Electrical/Contractor Referrals
  • Zoning Issues
  • Variances / Zoning Board of Appeals
  • And more!

Why Hire Us

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We possess the knowledge and can pass this along to our customers. We aim to provide top-quality customer service while keeping our costs reasonable. You can trust us with what you value most-your property! If you are looking for cost-effective solutions, let us help you meet your goals! We build lasting relationships with our customers because we care. Captain Permit knows how complex this process is.

What We Do

If you have a project and are looking to get a permit, just knowing how long the process takes is enough to give you a headache. What we do is walk you through the process. Captain Permit can help obtain approvals and permits for an array of projects all across the Long Island area. Through our extensive team of experts, you’ll have the job done right the first time.

The Permit Process

The permit process can become very confusing, especially if you don’t know any legal jargon or how it works. Don’t worry; we will provide you with a fast turnaround service while educating you on the permit process. By simplifying the process for you, Captain Permit will guide you through such services as drafting and expediting. We understand the permit process and how challenging it can be. We want to eliminate that stress for you! You should know that you have a few options when it comes to applying for permits. Working with an experienced permit expediting service can save you time and money by helping you take advantage of our expertise in the permitting process. Captain Permit understands local regulations and can anticipate problems before they arise, allowing them to create efficient solutions to get your project approved quickly and correctly from start to finish.

When is a Permit Required

A permit is required for most construction and accessory structures. You need a permit if you plan to renovate, remodel or demolish any structure. This is where Captain Permit comes in. Although a building permit can be obtained from an appropriate city office, the process can be time-consuming. Contact us if you’re on a tight deadline and need the process expedited.


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Advantages of Hiring Our Team

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There are many advantages to hiring Captain Permit when obtaining a permit for your next project. We are familiar with all of the processes involved in obtaining permits, so we are able to help move the process along at a faster pace and we handle all parts of Nassau and Suffolk County. We are a full-service permit company, so everyone involved in the process is in-house, this ranges from everyone in our clerical staff to our drafters and architect. We are on multiple social media platforms so we are accessible if you need to contact us and see projects we are working on. Finally, we can provide valuable insight into any potential issues that may arise or ways to avoid them altogether so that you don’t run into any unforeseen problems along the way.

Our Goal

Our goal is to deliver superior services to all of the real estate community. Captain Permit is trusted in the Long Island community, as our referrals keep returning when they need our services. No matter the size of the project, you can count on Captain Permit to be there when you need us most. Let us pass along our skills in order for you to stay on budget and on top of your project.

Our Customers

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Captain Permit can assist you in obtaining that permit you need for a new build, whether you’re a residential or commercial customer. We treat all our customers the same, with the respect they deserve. You need to focus on the project itself and not worry about things such as permits. Your time matters to us as we want to give you that time back you deserve. There’s a reason we’ve been called “fast,” “efficient,” and “responsive.”Whenever you need help during the process, you can always turn to the experts in the field. Every municipality has its own set of rules and regulations to abide by. You should check with us first before any projects are started.

Award Winning Service

We strive for excellence, and that’s exactly what you’ll get. Quality and ward-winning service matter to us! We’ll make sure you understand local zoning regulations, familiarize yourself with all available options, and create an organized plan of action. You can contact us at any time with questions regarding the permit process. We service the Long Island areas of Suffolk & Nassau County! Call today if you’re in need of a permit.
Call us at 516-513-8838 if you have any questions regarding the permit process.
Email: info@captainpermit.com

Have questions or concerns about the permit process?


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“It was an absolute pleasure working with Mike and his team on my rental property in Bellport. Mike is incredibly knowledgeable about the ins and outs/standing operating procedures of the Town and what to expect from an investor’s standpoint. He has helped me on so many deals at this point I cant keep track. I am proud to consider him part of my team and always go to him when acquiring properties as is.”

-Michael Plactere

“I am a Realtor at Signature Premier Properties and my seller had two open permits and needed co’s issued before closing. We were really short on time. Mike and the staff at Captain Permit went above and beyond. They were professional and they got it done in record time. I highly recommend using them! I am so thankful for their help!”

-Jeanine Entenmann

“The team at Captain Permit really pulled through for me during an incredibly stressful time while I was selling my home.
They took care of various outstanding permit issues in a timely and professional manner. They were instrumental in getting my sale closed! I am very thankful to them.”

-John Mitchell

I hired Captain Permit to help me with permits for my house. They made it their job to answer every question I had and trust me… I had tons of questions. They were always available and right on top of everything with the town. They took care of all of the paperwork that had to be submitted and made getting permits such an easy process. Thanks Captain Permit!

-Sandy Oehler

“Captain Permit is the best of the best! I’ve had several clients need their services and they’re always there to deliver. Extremely responsive and knowledgeable, they’ve been able to solve the problems in a timely and professional manner. I highly recommend working with them!”

-Nicole Schwartz

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