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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 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.
Noam Reininger takes over the gov tech firm, knows for its permitting, licensing and code enforcement software. The move comes after a second private equity firm invested strategically in Accela, reflecting a larger industry trend.
The licensing technology company, working to increase its presence in the U.S., has launched a data migration and management tool called Data Migration Accelerator. The new product is meant to streamline operations.
Officials with the county said the launch of a new 3D zoning software system will make it easier for residents and developers to navigate development codes and land use information.
The Taxi and Limousine Commission received more than 9,600 applications for new electric ride-share plates before a court-ordered pause. Rideshare drivers rushed to put money down on new EVs last week in an effort to get a much-desired plate.
The North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality recently integrated an online application feature into its comprehensive digital hub, consolidating records, data, mapping tools and permitting into one location.
The two government technology firms will combine their strengths in online forms, contract applications, ID verification, digital workflows and other areas. GovBuilt has been in the software business for 30 years.
The latest publication from the National Association of State Chief Information Officers looks at strides government has made serving citizens in the digital age. The report compares current status to a 2001 call to action.