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Obtaining project approval for Lakefront and Commercial projects in the Tahoe Basin, particularly those in the shorezone, can be difficult and laborious. In addition to the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency (TRPA) you have local, regional, state and federal regulations to contend with and permits to acquire.

Planning and Permitting in the Tahoe Basin

We serve our clients from initial project inception through project approval including feasibility studies and due diligence evaluations, site verifications, strategic land planning solutions and project and permitting management.  Exline & Company Inc strives to exceed our clients expectations and yield successful project outcomes.

Whether you are developing a lake front estate, a non-profit constructing affordable housing or installing renewable energy, Exline and Company Inc. is here to help.  Our expertise and network of connections with federal, state and local agencies, while partnering with local consultants enables us to produce positive results.

Incline Village • Truckee • Tahoe City • Stateline • South Lake Tahoe


Every residential project poses its unique challenges. Exline and Company Inc. has many years experience with lakefront estate compounds, single-family homes, multi-family developments, affordable housing projects and everything in between.


Whether you are seeking to install a mooring buoy, repair or rebuild an existing pier, or any other project along the shores of Lake Tahoe (or its tributaries), Exline and Company Inc. has the expertise to successfully complete your planning/permitting process.


As the regulatory agencies drafted their plans that now guide how we live in Tahoe, Exline & Company Inc. sat at the table as an active stakeholder, demonstrating the credibility, experience and expertise to guide your commercial/tourist project through the regulatory and planning processes. Nick has been the lead planner on large scale commercial and tourist projects around the lake, including many ongoing projects.


Planning or permitting action involving gaming poses a whole host of other regulatory challenges. Exline and Company Inc is the expert in Nevada Tahoe Regional Planning Agency (NTRPA) regulations, permitting processes and how they interact with the standard Tahoe regulatory requirements.

Renewable Energy/Sustainability

Tahoe’s culture and economic success are directly linked to the environment. Incorporating renewable energy and strong sustainability practices into your project is at the heart of ensuring a smooth and supported project. Exline & Company Inc. has the experience, dedication and credibility to ensure you can maximize your environmental benefits and financial return on investment.

Climate and Long-Range Planning

In order to have a successful tomorrow, we need to plan for it. Exline and Company Inc. has partnered in the development of multiple-long range and Climate Action Plans (CAP).

Federal State and Local Agencies

Our expertise and network of connections with federal, state and local agencies, while partnering with local consultants enables us to produce positive results.

TRPA (Tahoe Regional Planning Agency) • USACOE (US Army Corps of Engineers) • USFS (US Forest Service)

• USCG (US Coast Guard) • FWS (US Department of Fish and Wildlife)

California Agencies

  • California Tahoe Conservancy (CTC)
  • California State Lands Commission (CSLC)
  • California Department of Transportation (CalTrans)
  • Lahontan Regional Water Quality Control Board
  • El Dorado County
  • Placer County
  • City of South Lake Tahoe

Nevada Agencies

  • Nevada Division of State Lands (NDSL)
  • Nevada Division of Environmental Protection (NDEP)
  • Nevada Department of Wildlife (NDOW)
  • Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT)
  • Washoe County
  • Douglas County
  • Nevada County