Ontario: Planning Departments Can Go Digital

Going digital is a more efficient, simple, and user-friendly way for building departments to work, and now, planning departments across Ontario can benefit from going online too.  

Cloudpermit’s planning product covers:

  • Applicant Experience
  • Staff User Experience
  • Meeting Management
  • Public Notice
  • Circulation
  • Fees Management
  • Configurable Two-Tier Approvals
  • Interactive Maps with GIS
  • Processing Timeline Management

Cloudpermit brings all planning processes online for planning departments, applicants, and development communities.

  • Submit pre-consultation requests online  
  • Conduct pre-consultations online with relevant staff and external agencies online
  • Manage meeting dates and agendas for upcoming council and committee meetings online  
  • Schedule applications to an upcoming meeting to easily create and share relevant documents  
  • Comment and provide feedback on planning proposals  
  • Request and circulate comments and other relevant documents and data to any internal or external department
  • Easy-to-follow collaborative communication  
  • Enable online and over-the-counter payments  
  • Enable two-tier decision making between lower and upper-tier local governments
  • Use interactive maps with GIS to easily find neighbouring properties and their owners

Applicant Experience

Cloudpermit enables an end-to-end digital experience for applicants, consultants, property owners, and other parties involved in each application. Applicants can easily communicate online, follow an online checklist to stay on top of their application, request a pre-consultation, submit needed documents, pay for applications, and easily use the software with no installations or manual updates – anytime and online.

Staff User Experience

Cloudpermit enables an end-to-end digital experience for applicants, consultants, property owners, and other parties involved in each application. Applicants can easily communicate online, follow an online checklist to stay on top of their application, request a pre-consultation, submit needed documents, pay for applications, and easily use the software with no installations or manual updates – anytime and online.

Meeting Management

Cloudpermit allows planning departments to keep track and organize all meetings with various stakeholders, such as pre-consultation meetings and council meetings.

Public Notice

Cloudpermit allows planning departments to manage public notice notifications, understand who needs to be made aware of any upcoming projects, and send relevant information to those who attended a council or committee meeting.

Circulation

Planning departments can easily circulate comments and approval requests to internal and external departments, such as its internal parties like its fire or engineering department, and external parties like the Conservation Authority or infrastructure companies and agencies.

Fees Management

Cloudpermit makes it easy for department staff to configure fees for different application types. The fees are automatically calculated and can be paid online. Cloudpermit supports integration with several third-party online solutions.

Configurable Two-Tier Approvals

Cloudpermit enables easy and online collaboration between lower-tier and upper-tier governments. Government staff can configure which other governments they want to share information with and process applications accordingly. Lower-tier governments can easily send applications to its upper-tier government for approval on Cloudpermit.

Interactive Maps with GIS

Seamless GIS (geographic information system) integration ensures an optimized user experience. Our interactive maps and property data pulled from the GIS keep our information accurate and easy to find.

Processing Timeline Management

Cloudpermit makes it easy for planning departments to manage processing timelines and set deadlines for each application type.

We'd love to talk with you about how Cloudpermit can help your planning department thrive, so book a demo, get in touch, or visit our planning page.