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.
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.
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.
"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.
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.
Intelligent workflow routing, automatic notification, and concurrent online plan and document review keeps applications and other records moving.
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.
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
Access to establishment history
Even without internet connectivity, inspectors have access to facility, inspection and compliance history.