Accela Government Software


Powering the most innovative governments and their delivery of digital services to more than 275 million citizens worldwide.

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A Note to Our Customers During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Accela stands with its government partners to keep civic services running and communities safe during this unprecedented time. We know your primary responsibility is to protect the safety and health of residents in your community, and we are here to support you in leveraging technology to lift some of the burden. Our Customer Support, Services, Success Community, Product, Engineering and Cloud teams are fully staffed and available to you. Our doors are open for business and questions, and we will continue to share any relevant company or product updates with you.


Accela COVID-19 Response Solutions


Government Technology Recognizes Accela for Fifth Consecutive Year on GovTech 100 List

When city leaders have a clear vision, passion for progress and the right technology partner, communities thrive! Accela’s software solutions –  designed specifically for government – have powered, speedy, paper-free systems in every area of city development.


Scalable SAAS Solutions

Modern, powerful solutions hosted in a cloud environment empower governments to be fast and flexible, save money and dedicate more time to strategic initiatives and innovation.

Accela Civic Applications For

Emerging regulatory challenges

Accela’s Product Suite

Building Communities

  • Planning

    Automates and tracks plan reviews, zone variance requests, and code enforcement to improve citizen satisfaction.

  • Service Request Management

    Provides an intuitive front end for citizens to submit requests, and manages those requests through to resolution.

  • Building

    Speeds the time to review and issue permits and get to a Certificate of Occupancy, to help communities grow and prosper.

Growing Businesses

  • Business Licensing

    A comprehensive and automated application, processing and business licensing issuance system for all enterprises.

  • Cannabis Regulation

    Navigate regulatory nuances with a cannabis regulation software solution that responds and grows with you.

  • Occupational Licensing

    Allows individuals to apply for and receive job-specific occupational licenses easier and more quickly for building their businesses.

  • Alcoholic Beverage Control

    Simplifies and speeds the processes of alcohol license application, review, issuance, inspection and enforcement.

  • Short-term Rental Registration

    A solution to automate the short-term rental registration process in your community to protect citizens, increase revenues and expand tourism.

Protecting Citizens

  • COVID-19 Response

    Designed to help agencies manage high volumes of needed services in times of crisis. They are specific to response efforts, can be rapidly implemented, and include necessary training. Financial assistance is available to ensure support of citizens.

  • Fire Prevention

    A cloud-based process management solution that modernizes permitting, inspection and plan review for fire departments, protecting communities from unexpected incidents.

  • Environmental Health

    Experience a modern approach to health department inspections and permitting.

Governing The Future

Advancing cybersecurity and cost-savings in the cloud.

Transform service delivery to keep up with citizen demands.
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