Licensing and Permitting Software for Governments
Our world-class license and permitting software help governments drive revenue growth and easily manage permitting, licensing, code enforcement, inspections and more.
How SmartGov can help you
Brightly SmartGov™ is a configurable, cloud-based licensing and permitting solution for local and state jurisdictions that promotes revenue growth, citizen confidence and cost savings in one easy-to-use platform. Customize plan reviews and permit routing flows and forms that enhance operational efficiency, reduce labor costs and better engage with your community.
Dramatically reduce time, costs and errors associated with permit processing, business licensing, code enforcement and inspections by tracking and managing all processes and tasks in a unified, user-friendly system.
Build a stronger connection with your community while saving time and money by allowing citizens to submit applications and check real-time status updates online 24/7.
Make applications and requests easy to submit and reduce response times to ensure citizens follow through with proper permitting procedures and work is done safely.
With optimized processes for functions like permitting and licensing, you’ll capitalize on development opportunities faster and provide an optimized experience for the business and development community.
Maximize visibility and transparency with a full suite of pre-built and customizable reports and visuals.
Conduct on-site inspections and code enforcement with a system that can be used on virtually any mobile device.
Do More Than Your Average Government Permitting Software
SmartGov is an all-in-one government permitting and licensing platform that aligns your departments and creates a seamless, hassle-free experience for your citizens and staff.
Managing Permitting & Inspections
Streamline permit processing and inspections with automated permit flow and approval processes. Customize unlimited permit types, forms and requirements to meet your organizational needs and streamline citizen engagement for faster processing.
- Automate permitting process
- Calculate fees automatically
- Eliminate lengthy wait times for citizens
Take Charge of Planning and Zoning
Organize and manage resources for planning applications in a single platform with up-to-date zoning and property data and reports. Drive development and justify funding with built-in organization tools that will make your next planning application easy and successful.
- Centralize zoning data
- Secure data for long-term planning
- Automate application processing requirements
Streamline the Business Licensing Process
Manage timelines, fees, inspections, online payments and even automate renewal notifications using our cloud-based business licensing software. Forecast revenues for business licenses easily with accessible renewal and violation data.
- Attract new businesses with simple processes
- Track expirations and notify citizens
- Create a seamless renewal process
Empower Citizens with a Public Portal
Allow citizens to submit applications, track permit status and review real-time inspection results for increased satisfaction and transparency. Using government asset management software like SmartGov to handle permits and licenses will build trust as you optimize communication with your community.
- Enable citizens to track permit applications in real time
- Allow citizens to pay online
- Submit plans and other documents online
GIS Mapping Integration
Visualize geographic information system (GIS) layers alongside permits, projects, inspections and code enforcement cases with ArcGIS integration. Identify and assign tasks based on geographic parameters and quickly identify areas of interest regarding new development or code violations.
- Connect your community visually with relevant property data
- Streamline inspections by location
- Access layers to view the full local picture when planning
Create Real-Time Reports
Manage permit lifecycle, licenses and enforcement cases, then create reports in real time or on interval schedules. Maintain detailed visibility with custom reports and visuals that help drive efficiency and justify funding.
- Help justify future funding plans
- Align staff members with simple visuals
- Justify resource requests while your community grows
Find It All in One Place
With SmartGov’s cloud-based design, your staff can stay connected to the tasks and data that matter to them wherever they are. When everyone has the information they need, you can drive efficiency and do your best work.
- Track updates or code issues and communicate them with coworkers and clients in real time
- Print any letters, certificates or reports from your mobile device
- Reduce trips to the office for inspectors
SmartGov streamlines your everyday processes and is customizable to meet your staff’s exact needs. From approval workflows to inspection and code enforcement routes, reduce the strain on your personnel with the permitting platform that does it all.
Create the experience for your community that drives growth and eliminates the hassle associated with permitting and business licensing. Citizens and contractors will love the simplicity and accessibility of SmartGov. With improved ease-of-use and efficiency, your processes will build trust and promote confidence with every interaction.
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Permitting Software FAQs
What is permitting software?
Permitting software enables jurisdictions to track and manage processes associated with permit requests from citizens. It also eliminates the need for paper-based processes which are difficult to manage and create bottlenecks and inefficiencies around historical tracking. Permitting software also allows you to understand community needs and manage growth.
Why do I need permitting software?
Permitting software reduces steps and creates efficiencies that allow staff to accomplish more with fewer resources. Having all your jurisdiction’s data in one central location aligns different departments and promotes trust with communities through more affordable and faster request processing.
What should I look for in permitting software?
All permitting software is different. You need to evaluate the departments that handle permits and make sure the software you choose meets each of their unique needs. Permitting software should streamline existing processes and encompass the tools you need to do more with less.