Track and manage plan reviews online
Paper-based planning and zoning processes are time consuming and add costs to development projects. Time and budget pressures are leading communities to consider more efficient digital solutions to improve customer satisfaction, save tax dollars, and support economic growth and development.
Accela Planning automates and tracks plan reviews electronically, while ensuring compliance with local, state and federal regulations. Applications advance quickly from the planning stage through Certificate of Occupancy, and applicants receive status updates throughout the process.
Prevent long lines and phone calls
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"...provide excellent service to the customers, whether it’s a homeowner, contractor or architect..."
“Our department vision is always to provide excellent service to the customers, whether it’s a homeowner, contractor or architect. We need to be able to generate revenue for the city via the tax base. So the longer a plan sits at our office, the longer we’re not making money as a city because the building is not getting constructed.”
Tony De La Cruz, Sr. Plans Examiner, Planning and Inspections Department
Workflow streamlining and automation
Work more efficiently with your agency staff and applicants. Streamlined workflows including plan reviews, fee calculation and collection, sign-offs, and task lists help speed the plan review process.
Online document submission
Provide citizens with a convenient multi-language view of planning, permitting and building information. Accela Citizen Access improves response time and reduces paperwork with efficient applications, renewals and inspections.
GIS integration and mapping
Access GIS maps and leverage your agency’s GIS information for a geographic view of land and infrastructure information associated with records, such as parcels, permits and inspections.
Fee calculations and cashiering
Assess planning fees and automate fee collection with integrated cashiering capability. Give citizens the flexibility to pay online via CivicPay or at the counter.