Category Archives: Permitting Software

What Happened to PermitWorks? What replaces PermitWorks?

If you were a former customer of PermitWorks, we are sorry that you had your municipal software rug pulled out from under you. We empathize with your situation. You may never know what happened to PermitWorks, but we can help you with next important question: what happens AFTER PermitWorks? ,

At citizenserve, we have a strong commitment to delivering exceptional government software solutions, and we've been doing that for the past 20 years. Our experience in serving municipalities like yours makes us confident that we can help you navigate this transition and get you a government software solution that is more efficient, more flexible, and more dependable than you've seen. Introducing citizenserve government software – here are some of our key benefits:

1. Trusted and Reliable Solution

Over our 20 years in business, citizenserve has established itself as a trusted and reliable government software provider. With a commitment to excellence and hundreds of customers across the United States, you can be confident that Citizenserve will support your staff and citizens now, and in the years to come.

2. Implementation that Moves as Quickly as You Do

Transitioning from one software platform to another can be daunting. However, our experienced implementation team is well-equipped to guide you through the process seamlessly. We offer a structured transition plan and robust customer support to ensure that the switch is as smooth as possible. We work with you to configure your system to meet your needs, and we can prioritize your highest priorities first.

3. Highly Configurable

Don't settle for a rigid, out-of-the box solution, or a limited low-code solution. Citizenserve offers 33 custom field types that allow us to configure your applications to include the information you need, in the format you need it. Our configurable workflows are built to match your work process, not the other way around. Our letter and email templates are built in HTML to your requirements, so you can notify your constituents when and how you need to.

4. Cloud-Based Convenience

Citizenserve operates in the cloud, which means you can access it from anywhere with an internet connection. This level of flexibility is crucial, especially in today's remote work environment. It allows your team to collaborate effectively, regardless of their physical location.

5. Mobile Accessibility

Citizenserve provides mobile access on any device that can serve a browser, enabling your field staff to use the system on tablets or smartphones. Citizenserve streamlines your inspection process, reduces paperwork, and improves communication between field and office personnel.

6. Unlimited Customer Support

Citizenserve's unlimited customer support is there to assist you every step of the way. From making ongoing changes to your applications, emails, activities, and portal, to unlimited report writing, to training new employees, we want you to be satisfied with your site.

7. Cost-Effective Solutions

Budget considerations are essential, that's why we offer competitive, transparent pricing options, based on named users, making citizenserve a cost-effective choice for your municipal software needs. Moreover, the efficiency gains and time savings it provides, as well as process improvements over time, can lead to significant long-term cost reductions. Check out our pricing page for pricing transparency, and schedule a call to discuss your options.

Next Steps

Schedule a call with our Account Management Team to discuss your municipality's needs, and hear more about how we work.

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You can also visit our municipal software solutions pages or click these links to learn about the integrated solutions we offer for permitting software, planning & zoning software, code enforcement software, request tracking software and business licensing software, including health inspection software, rental registration software, and contractor licensing software.


The unexpected closure of PermitWorks left you in the lurch, but we can make this an opportunity to embrace positive change. By transitioning to Citizenserve, you can streamline your government software solutions, enhance communication between your constituents and staff, and take advantage of a reliable and cost-effective solution.

Don't let this setback hold you back. Embrace the future of permitting with Citizenserve, a trusted partner dedicated to your success. Reach out to our team today to learn more about how Citizenserve can help your department thrive in these challenging times. Make the transition and experience the benefits firsthand, turning this unexpected change into an opportunity for growth and efficiency.

Audit Remote or Virtual Inspections

With citizenserve's community development software, it's easy to audit remote or virtual inspections. Coronavirus has changed how municipalities offer services. We can help you manage those changes through our cloud-based software. So if you're a current customer, contact us to help you start an audit process. Otherwise, watch the video and request a live demo at the bottom of this page. And Check out this video to see how citizenserve supports video inspections. Firstly, you need to know which inspections are available. So open the metric 'Pending Remote Inspection Requests'. Metrics are visual reports that display helpful data about your processes. For instance, this metric shows a…

Over-the-Counter Permits – Instant Permits – Express Permits

Citizenserve can help you deliver instant over-the-counter permits and licenses to your constituents. Why route for review, when you can just collect fees and deliver the permit online? The process is easy; applicants fill out a simple online form, pay online, and then download their permit. Request your own live demonstration today, just enter your details in the form below.

GIS Integration

Citizenserve offers GIS Integration and much more. The following questions were included in a formal Permitting and Land Management System Request for Information from a city of about 62,500 residents.  Read our responses below for more information about some of the features included in Citizenserve's e-government software solution. 1.7     Geographic Information Systems 1.7.1. Describe the solution’s integration capabilities with ESRI (Environmental Systems Research Institute)-based GIS systems and services. Citizenserve Response: Most Citizenserve customers have ESRI GIS with various layers and property information.  Two-way GIS integration using web services allows ESRI GIS information to be incorporated into Citizenserve. 1.7.2. Describe features offered, ESRI solutions and versions supported. Citizenserve…