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The GOVmotus Mission

Jurisdictions often struggle with complex, paperwork-heavy processes that weigh down their building departments. GOVmotus is the solution. This innovative software package helps cities manage, automate and track building department processes. With customizable packages and tailored configuration, GOVmotus is an economic workhorse built especially for local building departments.

Institute for Building Technology and Safety has experience in providing services to public agencies that span more than 35 years. Calling on its knowledge and in-depth understanding of building departments, IBTS has designed a seamless, automated permitting system for small and medium-sized jurisdictions.

GOVmotus is an innovative software solution for local building departments.

The GOVmotus Mission

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.


IBTS understands that cities have different needs. GOVmotus is completely customizable and can configure to your city's code ordinances.

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 reduces loss of revenue.

Increased Citizen Satisfaction

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