Company Information


Year Founded: 2013

Location: CA

Zip Code: 95062

Full-Time Employees: 1-10

Type of Company: Permitting Assistance

Target Markets: Business to Government

Category: Governance

Sources of Revenue: Data analysis for clients, Database licensing

Areas of social impact: Not Available

Approximate number of sources of government open data: Not Available


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. By making it easier for entrepreneurs to get started, OpenCounter's mission is to help cities foster economic development and job creation. OpenCounter enables business owners to see the requirements, fees, and processing time that will apply to their planned use and location.

Open Counter was built through a partnership between the City of Santa Cruz, CA and Code for America in 2012.

Agency and Data Information

  • Multiple city and local data sources

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