Building a successful company is a long journey. OpenCounter helps entrepreneurs to get their businesses up and running more quickly and easily by providing an online interface to the permitting process at City Hall.
OpenCounter asks the right questions, in the right order, so business owners see the requirements, fees, and processing time that will apply to their planned use and location.
By making it easier for entrepreneurs to get started, OpenCounter helps cities foster economic development and job creation.
Open Counter was built through a partnership between the City of Santa Cruz, CA and Code for America in 2012. It’s growth has been supported by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and the Code for America Accelerator.