Accela Implementation of Land Development Processes Goes Live

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Mayor Bob Buckhorn announced that the Phase 1 of the Accela implementation, which includes 29 of the City's Land Development processes, has gone live and is available to the public beginning today, December 9, 2013.

To access the Accela Citizen Access portal, please visit

"Tampa must be known as a place that is open for business, and that is why I focus both on attracting new business and helping our existing business community," said Mayor Bob Buckhorn. "For the City of Tampa, we can reduce our paperwork internally and improve our response time; for the property owner or developer, moving these processes online will allow them to engage with us on their schedule without the time-consuming, costly trips to our offices."

Residents wanting to apply for a rezoning, change of property's address, or design exceptions among other Land Development processes will be able to complete applications online, check on the status of those applications 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and make payments.

All records will also be available for the public to access, allowing anyone to review and search for information through the Accela Citizen Access portal.

The remaining functionality, including online permitting, will be implemented by June 2014.

Revising the licensing, zoning, and permitting processes were a focus of the Mayor's Economic Competitiveness Committee, a task force of community leaders with the mission of reviewing and streamlining government processes and regulations.