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Business Licensing

Grow your community by being “open for business”

Accela Business Licensing tracks and manages regulatory processes associated with the registration, licensing and renewal of business entities. By streamlining and automating these processes, you can help businesses open faster, which builds better communities and fosters economic development. Accela meets agency-specific needs with flexible, tailored solutions or through industry best practices for business license types including:

RetailServicePlumbing Contractor
RestaurantHotel/Motel-LodgingProfessional Business
Nightclub/BarVehicle for HireStreet Vendor
WholesalerHome OccupationSpecial Event
ManufacturerGeneral ContractorDog License
AmusementElectrical ContractorGarage/Yard sale
EntertainmentMechanical Contractor 


By automating our licensing processes in Accela, we can setup renewals by group and schedule print times. Scripting-wise,
it just happens.”

Trudi Wenger -  Information Specialist
Lenexa, Kansas

Key Benefits

  • Increased productivity for agency staff by reducing paperwork, phone inquiries and office foot traffic while speeding up the licensure processes
  • Streamlined agency processes improve complex license application, renewals and the scheduling of inspections for required licensure approval

Key Features

  • Integration with Accela Citizen Access for 24/7 access to self-service capabilities like enabling licensees to submit license renewals and update address information
  • Online access for business entities to submit and review applications and licenses
  • Robust workflow engine allows for multiple workflows to manage and track license and inspection from application to approval
  • Easy-to-use search options to locate data
  • Automated, event-based processes, such as generating email notifications for license renewals
  • Native GIS capabilities to help manage your jurisdiction
  • Access to information via Accela Mobile Office or apps for agency device of choice

Learn more about Accela Licensing and Case Management.