Contractor Central


About the Developer:
Accela, Inc.

Accela is the global leader in cloud-based civic engagement solutions. Accela’s Civic Platform, which includes open APIs and mobile apps, enables and improves core processes for more than 2,000 governments worldwide. Accela is headquartered in San Ramon, CA, with offices in San Francisco, New York City, Boston, Portland, McLean, VA, Melbourne and Dubai.

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The Accela Contractor Central mobile app makes it easy for contractors and construction professionals to view and manage projects across multiple cities and counties in one central location. They can schedule project inspections and communicate with inspectors and other contractors directly from the app.

The Contractor Central app is an added benefit of the Accela Civic Platform, and is available for use by contractors working with Accela Permitting-powered agencies.

For agencies
Accela Permitting simplifies the process of completing a commercial or residential building permit, keeps multiple departments informed in real time and dramatically improves turnaround times for permits. Contractor Central integrates with the back end of Accela Permitting to make scheduling easy for your staff and the professionals you serve, which ultimately helps drive economic development in your community.

For construction professionals
Once a project is ready, Contractor Central makes it simple for construction professionals to request, schedule and track inspections. No more logging in and out of multiple accounts, no more struggles with IVR systems and no more waiting in line. They can be nimbler and more efficient when they have a tool in the field to access information whenever they need it.

Benefits for construction professionals
  • Manage projects with multiple agencies from one app to save time and hassle
  • Use single sign-on for multiple agencies to view all projects in-app
  • See inspection results at a glance to help manage multiple projects
  • Stay on top of projects for better schedule coordination
  • Remain in the field instead of behind a desk with mobile inspections scheduling
  • Get driving directions to projects right in the app