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Permitting and Licensing

Coverage of permitting and licensing software for government, including professional credentialing, pet permits, business licenses, solar, construction and inspections.

The state’s licensing and permitting system for outdoor recreation will migrate next year to a new digital platform from a private vendor. It is expected to handle more than 2 million license transactions a year.
More than three-quarters of Nevadans who have a driver’s license or state-issued ID are already Real ID-compliant. But the state’s deadline of May 7, 2025, gives the just more than 568,000 residents who aren’t about a year to do so.
A new all-in-one platform will head to development, the Hawaii capital’s planning and permitting director told a City Council committee Thursday. Officials upgraded a related system in July and will pilot AI-based software for plan and code reviews.
Hawaii’s capital city is piloting artificial intelligence-based software for building plan reviews, and will fully implement a new platform that went live in February. Updates to a third system are planned this year, all in the name of faster permitting.
The California Department of Fish and Wildlife’s new License App lets users show several types of fishing licenses on their cellphones. It also enables pass-through to buy licenses via the department’s website. Next up: hunting licenses.
Portico, the Landmarks Preservation Commission’s new portal, features an online assistant to help expedite modernization for historically significant buildings and sites. It replaces a system that had only recently begun moving off paper.
The refreshed metrics dashboard offers more insights into vacation rental compliance and tourism metrics. It lets officials get a sense of where travelers hail from and how much they’re spending — but also which properties may not conform.
The 12-year-old company reports big recent sales gains — a reflection of larger trends in the gov tech world. A company executive also expresses skepticism about the role of private equity in the industry.
The deal comes amid expectations for a relatively healthy year in the gov tech industry. Granicus plans to use the acquisition to expand its permitting, licensing and compliance capabilities for public agencies.
The Canadian firm, working to expand in the U.S. and elsewhere, plans fresh investments in artificial intelligence as well as more hiring. The company had raised $10 million in a previous funding round.