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What is GOVmotus?

GOVmotus is a web-based Software as a Service (SaaS) solution that helps jurisdictions manage, automate, and track community development processes. With standard packages or tailored configurations, GOVmotus is designed for permitting and licensing functions that replace complex and time-consuming paper-based processes.

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The Institute for Building Technology and Safety (IBTS), a nonprofit organization, has provided building department services, disaster mitigation and recovery, and quality assurance to jurisdictions for decades. As a trusted partner to governments at the local, state, and federal level, our work focuses on making communities stronger, safer, and more resilient.

GOVmotus is an innovative software solution for local building departments.

The GOVmotus Advantage

Improved Operational Efficiency

Improved Operational Efficiency

GOVmotus streamlines permitting from application intake through completion. Permitting becomes a centralized, automated, and sequential process.

Easy Configuration and Low-Cost Implementation

GOVmotus is designed to be both affordable to small and mid-sized jurisdictions while remaining competitive with the features and functions of high-end systems.

Reduced Administrative Time

The GOVmotus contractor portal allows users to apply and pay for permits, while interacting with the permitting staff from the convenience of their office.


All documents associated with a permit are linked and permanently stored so data archival and retrieval is simple and fast. Built-in fee calculators ensure ordinance compliance and reduce loss of revenue.

Increased Citizen Satisfaction

Communication between applicants and other municipal departments is enhanced. User roles and automated notifications speed up communication.