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Effectively manage the licensing and permitting activities involved in cannabis regulation in your community

Cannabis regulation is a complex, emerging issue for state and local governments requiring a coordinated approach from multiple departments. New mandates—and increasing media and public attention on the topic—are placing added pressure on public agencies to move quickly and cost-effectively while also ensuring compliance and protecting public safety.

Configurable solutions on the Accela Civic Platform help local governments automate the issuance of new licenses and permits, renewals and transfers, investigations and hearings, code enforcement, and zoning and occupational licensing.  

Currently utilized in a number of jurisdictions across the U.S., Accela’s cannabis permitting and licensing technology is a proven, ready-to-implement solution you can trust to help easily manage every nuance of the regulation process.


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Stay on top of changing regulations

Manage evolving policies and regulation decisions with a flexible and easily configurable solution.

Make data-driven, efficient decisions

Centralize all program data to consolidate reporting silos, eliminate duplicative information, and enhance analysis to inform decision-making.

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Reduce Public Records Requests and phone calls

Embrace transparency by automatically publishing data for real-time public, media and stakeholder access.

Absorb increased volume of submissions

Gracefully absorb the increase of applications, attachments, code enforcement cases and planning.

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"I’m just extremely excited about the Civic Platform..."

“I’m just extremely excited about the Accela Civic Platform. It has a lot of functionality and it’s very robust; it’s so much better than anything that we’ve ever had before.”

Judy Steele, Former Deputy Director, Department of Excises and Licenses, City and County of Denver, CO


Ensure a quality customer experience


24/7 citizen access

Move counter services online to empower residents and businesses to submit applications/plan checks, renewals, FOIA and service requests, and complaints, as well as request inspections, through a convenient, multilingual website.

Real-time updates

Reduce customer service call volume! Your customers can log onto to their portal account (or sign up for text and email alerts) to receive status updates that are automatically pushed out as your office moves through the review process.

Report upwards and outwards

Publish relevant, up-to-the-minute data—such as number of active licenses or applications, or a map of establishments—automatically for media, public and department stakeholders to access, reducing workload for office staff.

Process optimization

Intelligent workflow routing, automatic notification, and concurrent online plan and document review keeps applications and other records moving.

GIS integration

With our ESRI integration, generate automated maps for direct access to geospatial information of land-use, zoning and enforcement data associated with a property or license.

Work smarter, not harder


Extend the value of the Civic Platform

Accela Construct, Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) and Software Development Kits (SDKs) allow you to integrate with external systems such as document management, laboratory or upstream reporting systems.

Robust reporting

Built-in and ad hoc reporting delivers visibility into department activities to help leadership make targeted, data-driven decisions, and report on productivity and accomplishments.

File uploading and access

Securely store and access waivers, fire marshal certifications, voluntary agreements and other critical files.

Connected in the field


Mobile apps for field staff

Modern, integrated mobile apps allow field inspectors and code enforcement officers to collect critical data, photos, and documents and share them with the office and other agents.

Access to establishment history

Even without internet connectivity, inspectors have access to facility, inspection and compliance history.

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Denver, Colorado
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Denver, Colorado, Addresses Tenfold Increase in Cannabis Licensing Applications and Public Records Requests
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