SmartGov is moving to Granicus

Latest Acquisition adds Permitting and Licensing capabilities to Granicus’ suite of government experience solutions

The Granicus family of government experience solutions is growing with the addition of SmartGov, a permitting, compliance, and licensing (PCL) technology that, when incorporated as part of Granicus’ Government Experience Cloud (GXC), will accelerate governments’ mission to connect their citizens with secure, equitable digital services....

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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.  

Save time and money

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. 

Increase citizen confidence and satisfaction

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.

Improve safety

Make applications and requests easy for users to submit and reduce response times to ensure citizens follow through with proper permitting procedures and work is done safely.

Drive development, growth and revenue

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. 

Improve decision-making

Maximize visibility and transparency with a full suite of pre-built and customizable reports and visuals. 

Access information from anywhere

Conduct on-site inspections and code enforcement with a system that can be used on virtually any mobile device. 

“We now have a lower volume of calls and a lower volume of emails, because everyone is using the portal and things are getting done quicker and more efficiently.”

City of Longwood

Philip Kersey

Building Official for City of Longwood, Florida


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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. 

A License & Permitting Software For All Sizes of Governments & Communities
For Jurisdictions of all Sizes

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. 

For Citizens and Communities

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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See how we can help you take control of permitting, licensing, inspections and code enforcement.

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.