Category Archives: Business Licensing Software

Cloud-Based Permitting Software Overview- New Release!

In this brief video, get an overview of our cloud-based permitting software - including licensing and code enforcement. Plus, check out the sneak peek of our new software release - coming soon!

Cloud-Based Permitting Software Overview

First, we submit a building permit from the Online Citizen Portal. Citizens get specific information about their city or town's building process. From supporting documents to department contacts to online applications, the portal is the one-stop shop for how to submit a building permit. Then we log into the staff side to process the permit. Workflow routes help your departments track their reviews. Metrics and reports offer oversite of your processes. Once the permit is issued, citizens access the certificate from the portal. Then they can request an inspection.

Licensing Overview

Second, we submit a business license through the portal. We'll build your application using custom fields, so we can collect the information you need to process licenses in your community. Licenses can be reviewed, or issued when paid, depending on your needs. Business owners access their applications through the portal to track progress and answer questions.

Code Enforcement Overview

Finally, we open a code case as a staff member. With our code enforcement and request tracking solutions, your citizens can report issues and your staff can respond. This is a great view of the citizenserve new release!

Complete Customer Care

Our services include more than just setting up your Cloud-Based Permitting Software. Once you go live, we continue to support your staff. Check out our Complete Customer Care page for more information.

More Information


We offer cloud-based permitting software, as well as licensing, development, code enforcement, and request tracking solutions. Visit the rest of our site for pricing information, to schedule your live demo, or to see how else we can support your community development needs.

How Our Customers are Putting our Cloud-Based Permitting Software to Work


Thanks for watching this demo about citizenserve's Cloud-Based Permitting Software. To see how our customers have put us to work, watch this video by the City of O'Fallon, Missouri, and see how they've implemented Citizenserve to support their permitting, licensing, and code enforcement services.

Municipal Business Tax Receipts Software

Watch how citizenserve's software handles municipal business tax receipts in this 70-minute demo.

Citizenserve Community Development Software

Citizenserve includes a licensing module that covers online business tax receipts software. Our integrated software also includes code enforcement, permitting, planning & zoning, and request tracking modules. In addition, citizenserve's cloud-based software offers a citizen-facing portal for application submission and payments.

Citizen Facing Portal


We begin our demo in the configurable citizen portal. Helpful content explains the process, and we can link to supporting documents or other websites. Citizens read and understand your processes before they apply. Then, the citizen registers for a portal account. Each registration type is configured to gather essential data about that contact type. You decide which fields to require. Applicants can submit an online business tax receipt application immediately after they register on the portal.

Highly Configurable Municipal Business Tax Receipt Software

Citizenserve configures your applications using custom fields. This means we can gather any information you need to manage your BTRs. Additionally, each application type can have a unique workflow route Each application type has its own workflow route and requirements documents. Once an applicant submits their business tax receipt application, they can pay their fees through an integrated payment processor. Citizens can also upload documents or send messages from the portal. Staff is notified so no work languishes on the portal.

Citizenserve will load your fee structure so correct fees are calculated based on the data entered on the application. Staff can enter additional fees and apply payments received. Reviewers can select commonly used comments from the comments library. Additionally, citizenserve can configure reviewer specific checklists to track your review process. Reviewers can request additional information or send review comments to the applicant. Next, the reviewer approves the BTR and issues a certificate. The applicant can view all related communications and documents through the citizen portal and citizens only have access to their projects.

Resources

For more information about the business licensing module, please see our Business Licensing Solutions Page.

Read how Citizenserve is helping communities near you.

Online Short Term Rental Registrations

Citizenserve is a cloud-based community development software system. It supports online short-term rental registrations, rental inspections, and registration renewals. In this short demo, watch how citizenserve can support your short-term rental process. The software includes a citizen facing portal, online application and payment, workflow routing, letter creation, and much more.

Short-Term Rental Registration


It is simple to register a short-term rental in citizenserve. Citizens fill out an online form from your own Online Citizen Portal. Forms are sent to your staff or other departments for review. Alternatively, the form can trigger an certificate or approval letter. Our software also includes mobile inspection features. Inspectors add common comments from a list or complete a custom inspection form. They can also add violations, upload photos, and create notices on site. Inspection reports can be a letter or email and can include uploaded photos.

Renew a Short-Term Rental Registration


Renewal is easy in citizenserve. Staff run a custom report that batches expiring short-term rental registrations. This report also clears required data from the registration form. Rental owners are notified to complete the renewal and pay online. Citizenserve also offers reports and metrics to help you manage your work.

We are Configurable!


Citizenserve is easy to configure. We use custom fields to build your online forms. Do you need to track tenant data on your short-term rentals? Do you want to track square footage on your registrations? No problem! During your project build we work with you every week to show what we’ve built. You also get to test our work and ask for changes. Once you decide you are ready to go live, we continue to support your staff. We’ll also make the changes you need in the future as part of your software subscription.

For More Information


Citizenserve supports more than online short-term rental registrations! Check out our site for more information on our online services. We support Building Permits, Planning Permits, Business Licenses, Code Enforcement, and Request Tracking. Find pricing information, watch recorded demos and schedule a live demo today to see how Citizenserve can support your short-term rental registrations and other community development needs!

Over the Counter Licenses

We hope you enjoy watching this demonstration of how Citizenserve can help you offer instant, over the counter licenses to your constituents. Instant, Express, On-Demand, or Over the Counter Licenses describe a Licence that does not require review by the issuing agency. Citizenserve can configure your citizen portal to allow your constituents to apply and pay for an instant license online, then receive their license in an email, or download it from the portal.

Citizenserve's Highly Configurable Software

Citizenserve configures your software with custom fields. This means we gather all the information you need to manage your over the counter licenses as well as your other community development projects. Citizenserve software includes modules for Permitting, Licensing, Development Projects, Code Enforcement, Request Tracking, and a Citizens portal. Citizens submit applications, make payments, upload documents or send messages from the portal. The system notifies staff so no work is lost. Staff track review activities, notify applicants, track payments, and issue permits or licenses. License inspectors perform inspections on-site using our cloud-based software. Citizenserve's integrated modules let you view all files related to an address. Your citizenserve subscription also includes unlimited reporting. Metrics, another report type, provide a graphical view of processes to staff and management. Citizenserve's community development software helps you track and manage your projects.

Project Implementation Strategy

We work closely with our customers to configure their site to their needs using an agile implementation strategy. The Engagement Manager demonstrates new development work and gathers user feedback during weekly walk-through meetings. It's vital that each user test and play in the system after the weekly meeting. During this hands-on time, the user confirms the system works as expected, or uncovers any edge cases that should be addressed. Then the Engagement Manager incorporates user feedback and demonstrates new functionality during the next meeting. This process repeats until the user confirms the system works as desired. Finally, it's time to train system users and go live. We'll set up different sessions, such as the one covered in this Over the Counter Licenses Video, to get your staff ready to go-live.

About Citizenserve

Citizenserve is a cloud-based community development software suite. We configure our software to meet your needs. In addition to over the counter licenses, we also offer solutions for online Building Permits, Business Licenses, Development Projects, Code Enforcement, and Requests. Explore our site see how we support community development - schedule a live demo, and we'll help get you started today.

Citizenserve in the news

See how Alachua County, Florida migrated their Building Department to Citizenserve.