OpenGov Cloud >> Permitting software

Permitting & Licensing

Power every permit, license, and inspection with user-friendly workflows.

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Powering Permitting, Zoning, Licensing, Code Enforcement, and More


Permit Management

Route, approve, and issue permits electronically up to 5x faster than legacy systems with OpenGov's permitting software.
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Licensing Software

Use OpenGov's licensing software to drive compliance and revenue with automated license renewals and public reminders.
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Zoning Approvals

Zoning Software

Our zoning software empowers a proactive approach to zoning approvals and code enforcement so you can focus on helping your community thrive.
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Code Enforcement

Code Enforcement Software

Our code enforcement software empowers you to better serve your community.
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Virtual Inspection Software

OpenGov's inspection software enables you to easily schedule and conduct mobile inspections for building permits, fire permits, and more.
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Cloud permitting software that enables you to say goodbye to piles of paper, messy spreadsheets and cumbersome, legacy software. Use OpenGov’s drag-and-drop, no code interface to:
  • Design forms & workflows
  • Schedule virtual inspections
  • Collect fees online
  • Expedite approvals
  • Improve customer satisfaction

What Permitting & Licensing Customers Have to Say

Forward Thinking

"OpenGov, to me, is something that the city council and I looked at for moving our city forward."

Terry Furlong, Mayor

Terry Furlong, Mayor - North St. Paul

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Paperless Permitting

“I use OpenGov every day. Our Permitting & Licensing apps have made it very easy to navigate with all these other divisions and departments. So, it really makes my job easy.”

Kirsten Graham, Management Analyst - Cypress, CA

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Easy Virtual Inspections

“People today have a higher expectation of customer service. They want good communication, they want a quick response, they want a permit, and they want to get it quickly... that led us to OpenGov.”

Tim Monea, Chief Building Official - City of Wooster, OH

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One Cloud Solution to Power Every Permitting
and Licensing Workflow

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Improved Customer Experience

Improve constituent satisfaction with a 24/7 city hall and serve residents, developers, and business owners with modern permitting and licensing software.

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Increased Productivity

Fewer errors and faster processing combined with the ability to be more flexible empowers your team to raise the bar on productivity.


Faster Approvals

Don’t blink. Permit applications processed up to 5x faster with OpenGov permit management software.

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Better Collaboration

All together now. Easy access to one platform means multiple departments can work together at the same time.

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Safer Storage

Thank you, Cloud. With the best permitting and licensing software, all digital documents are securely stored offsite. Plus, a server outage won’t slow you down.


Quicker Configuration

Add new applications and make changes to workflows with drag and drop tools, cutting processing time in half – without coming back to us.

Self-Service Public Portal

Permit Tracking Software

Begin each engagement with Smart Projects—an intake survey that guides applicants through a short questionnaire and generates a custom checklist of necessary forms and fees. This leads to the customer service portal where applicants can draft, submit, and view community development applications, pay fees online, and message reviewers.

Process Automation

Government Workflow Management Software

Design digital application workflows that mirror your exact process for permitting and licensing approvals, with a visual progress meter that records all post-submission activity. Let each submission flow electronically from intake through departmental reviews, automatically assigning steps to the next available employee. Reduce your average approval time to focus on higher priority initiatives.

Inspections Management

Virtual Inspection Software

When it’s time for an inspection, let applicants request dates online and automatically assign inspectors. During the inspection, record results and upload photos from a phone or tablet onsite so that construction plans and feedback can be reviewed by contractors and government staff in real time.

Code Enforcement

Community Development Software

Keep your community cleaner and safer by allowing easy online violation submissions and fee payments through a user-friendly customer portal. Empower proactive enforcement by centralizing case management and viewing trends in the data.

Renew Licenses

Business License Software

Standardize the license renewal process to support improved compliance and internal efficiency. In a few easy steps, completely automate license renewals in batches by type and renewal period.


Reporting & Transparency

Government Reporting Software

Create dashboards and pull reports highlighting overall performance and payments received from workflows to share with management, collaborating teams, or the general public. This includes daily cash out reports, number of applications received across permit types, and project costs across departments.


Permitting Software for Governments

Public Portal For Applicants

Intuitive User Experience

No-Code Workflow Configuration

Online Payment Collection

Esri ArcGIS Integration

Bluebeam Plan Review Integration

Mobile Inspections

Document Designer

In-App Chat

Triggered Email Notifications

Renewal Campaigns

Dashboards and Reports

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If you’re ready to learn how a modern permitting, planning, licensing, code enforcement and virtual inspection software can optimize your workflow and provide digital services your community will appreciate, complete the form below and a member of our team will reach out shortly.




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