Permitting Portals for
 

Guide applicants through the permitting process, and reduce staff time spent on Q&A

OpenCounter builds tools to guide applicants through complex permitting workflows. Our software estimates permit requirements and costs across all departments so applicants can understand the full scope of their projects before they get started. This cuts down on trips to City Hall, and saves staff time on pre-application meetings.

Our Products

Business Portal

A tool for entrepreneurs that calculates the permits required to get a business up and running.

Residential Portal

A tool for home owners that helps them stay in compliance on home improvement projects.

Zoning Portal

A site selection tool that reveals how the zoning ordinance will impact a project.

Special Events Portal

A tool for event planners that streamlines the organization of large-scale events in public spaces.

Features & Benefits

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Modern Design

We build beautiful interfaces to core government services.

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Tuned to Your City

We configure OpenCounter for each city’s rules and regulations—in weeks, not years.

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Accessible

OpenCounter can be translated into over 40 languages to make the permitting process accessible for all.

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Public Sector Professionals

Our team comes from the public sector so we know how things work.
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Modern Design

We build beautiful interfaces to core government services.

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Tuned to Your City

We configure OpenCounter for each city’s rules and regulations—in weeks, not years.

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Accessible

OpenCounter can be translated into over 40 languages to make the permitting process accessible for all.

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Public Sector Professionals

Our team comes from the public sector so we know how things work.
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Simple language

We translate the language of the municipal code into intuitive instructions for applicants.

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Modern Design

We build beautiful interfaces to core government services.

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Tuned to Your City

We configure OpenCounter for each city’s rules and regulations—in weeks, not years.

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Public Sector Professionals

Our team comes from the public sector so we know how things work.
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Accessible

OpenCounter can be translated into over 40 languages to make the permitting process accessible for all.

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Handmade in California

Our team is based in San Francisco, CA and brings the best practices of Silicon Valley to city hall.

Case Study

City of San Diego

Learn how the City of San Diego drives economic development with the OpenCounter Business Portal.

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