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What We Do

OpenCounter builds tools to guide applicants through complex permitting workflows. Our software estimates permit requirements and costs so applicants can understand the 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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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.

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Simple language

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

Img modern

Modern Design

We build beautiful interfaces to core government services.

Img configure

Tuned to Your City

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

Img public

Public Sector Professionals

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

Accessible

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

Img california

Handmade in California

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

Img language

Simple language

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

Img modern

Modern Design

We build beautiful interfaces to core government services.

Img configure

Tuned to Your City

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

Img public

Public Sector Professionals

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

Accessible

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

Img california

Handmade in California

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

Modern cities use OpenCounter

OpenCounter is active in 42 cities, where 99,756 citizens have submitted 124,246 permit applications, which have generated $346,246,101 in permit fees.

Case Study

Check out how Penny Ice Creamery navigated 21 permits with OpenCounter in Santa Cruz, CA.

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