Cloudpermit – enabling communities around the world to thrive

We make your work easy

Cloudpermit simplifies the building permit process by digitalizing it and having it all in one digital space. Building departments of any size have access to tools that are traditionally only available to larger cities. Since it’s cloud-based, municipal building departments can modernize, innovate, digitalize, and access building permit processes – from applications to archives – from anywhere, anytime.

Why municipal building departments use Cloudpermit

To save time and money

Municipal building departments save up to 50% of their time (in development, operations, implementation, application intake, etc.) in building permit processes by using Cloudpermit instead of paper-based systems.

With Cloudpermit, municipal building departments say goodbye to:

  • Officials submitting information in application systems
  • A flood of emails (emails are replaced by an orderly workflow)
  • Unnecessary phone calls (up-to-date information is available within the platform)
  • Scanning, copying, transferring, and archiving paper forms and drawings
  • Office space and work-hours restrictions (municipal building departments and applicants can use Cloudpermit anywhere, anytime)

Cloudpermit is developed for, and with, municipal building departments

Cloudpermit is an end-to-end e-permitting solution that benefits all stakeholders – it allows municipal building departments and their customers to complete the entire permit life cycle in one digital space.  

As a cloud solution, users can access their permits when it’s convenient for them – anytime, anywhere. IT teams never have to worry about updating the system as all new product features are automatically updated in Cloudpermit.

Implementation is fast and easy

Municipal building departments can start using the system within weeks. Cloudpermit’s implementation is not costly or time-consuming like it can be with other software – municipal building departments can start using the system within weeks of signing the contract.


Our story

Our commitment to prioritizing local government needs has led us to where we are today – Cloudpermit is the world’s leading e-permitting software for local government building departments. Ten years ago, we started as a Finnish project, and today, we’re proud to help close to 300 local communities around the world thrive with e-permitting.  

In 2011, we noticed that most e-permitting solutions were only accessible to large communities and options with a strong front-end had a weak back-end, and vice versa.  

So, we set out to develop a software that made building permit processes easier, faster, and simpler than existing options, and have never looked back. We began a project with the Finnish Ministry of the Environment and several Finnish municipalities to create an accessible e-permitting solution for local government building departments and communities of all sizes.  

Over the past decade, we’ve become the world’s leading e-permitting software for local government building departments. We have offices in Canada, the US, and are used in over 60% of Finnish municipalities.  

When we started, we made a commitment to always listen to what local government building departments want and have always done our best to make it happen. We want our software to work for everyone who uses it from building departments, to builders, to designers, to first-time applicants, and everyone in-between – no matter the size of the municipality or city.  

We know it can be stressful to change how things are done, so we work to make the switch to e-permitting as fast, easy, and simple as possible, and are focused on keeping our software easy-to-use, intuitive, and accessible. This means we have a fast and easy implementation, offer support when you need it, are open to ideas on how to improve, communicate openly, and strive to keep developing the best e-permitting software around.  

We can’t wait to keep growing and add more wonderful local government building departments and communities around the world to our Cloudpermit community.

Our mission

We want to help local government building departments have a more efficient building permit process, conduct mobile inspections, optimize customer experience, and continue delivering exceptional customer service by adopting e-permitting.  

At Cloudpermit, we are passionate about a strong and efficient building permit process to help building departments, building communities, and applicants have a simple, fast, and easy building permit experience.

Want to learn more about us and how we can help your local government building department digitalize?