Irvine, CA – August 10, 2015 – The Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs  (LARA) recently implemented the Accela Civic Platform and  e-PlanCheck® solutions – both Web-based systems – to provide integrated case management, construction / code enforcement, permit issuance, and license management services to Michigan citizens.

Overseeing the licensing and regulation of over 1.2 million entities annually, the volume of the State of Michigan’s permits and renewals submitted necessitated a solution to accelerate the permitting process. The Accela Civic Platform and e-PlanCheck’s online, integrated system will take the entire permitting process electronic, reducing the time required to process permit applications, and enabling LARA to more quickly and effectively serve the citizens of Michigan.

“e-PlanCheck integrated with the Accela Civic Platform will greatly improve our ability to serve the people of the State of Michigan by reducing the time required to process permit applications, allowing us to accept applications and payments online and using automated workflow and document distribution. We are very pleased with the results of implementing online plan review with e-PlanCheck.” – Larry Horvath, Director at Bureau of Community and Health Systems, Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs.

LARA and The Department of Technology, Management, and Budget (DTMB) are leading the State’s goal to continuously expand the benefits of e-government solutions to the citizens of Michigan. Citizens, contractors, and other business professionals will be able to access government services at any time, allowing them to submit and view results of service requests, apply for and check the status of permits, upload images, view system-generated alerts and notifications, and access reports provided by state agencies. Using the Accela Civic Platform and e-PlanCheck, LARA staff will be able to manage the entire permit process – from submission to approval – electronically.

About Michigan’s Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA)

The Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs oversees the licensing and regulation of more than 1.2 million individuals and entities in Michigan on an annual basis. LARA supports business growth and job creation while safeguarding Michigan’s citizens through a simple, fair, efficient and transparent regulatory structure. (Learn More)

About Accela

Accela provides cloud-based civic engagement solutions for government. Accela’s Civic Platform, which includes open APIs and mobile apps, enables and improves core processes for city, county, state and federal governments. Accela’s solutions uniquely address the diverse needs of their constituents by making publicly available information more accessible. The Accela Civic Platform includes solutions for land management, asset management, licensing and case management, legislative management and more.

With more than 2,000 customers worldwide, Accela is headquartered in San Ramon, California, with offices in San Francisco, New York, Portland, Melbourne and Dubai. For more information, visit

About e-PlanSoft™ 

Located in Southern California, e-PlanSoft™ was founded by principals of an award-winning Architectural-Engineering firm with decades of plan review and inspection experience in the construction design industry. Its patented and feature-rich products promote systems integration and significantly reduce the costs associated with paper plan reviews, which protects the environment by reducing carbon waste and allows agency’s to better manage their staff and workloads.