Modern tools for local governments

Founded 2013
1-15 employees
  • Government & Public Administration
  • Headquarters address
    25 Taylor Street, San Francisco, CA

    OpenCounter started with a simple mission: to improve the user interface to local government. We're focused on permitting and licensing, and are building tools that allow applicants to scope their projects, and apply for permits and licenses online. Doing so cuts down on trips to City Hall, and helps cities to operate more efficiently.

    The company was incubated at Code for America in 2013; we're now working with 50 cities across the country. We're profitable, growing rapidly, and believe we have tremendous potential to impact a market that's in the process of a once-in-a-generation upgrade.

    Our team is distributed across three countries, with headquarters in downtown San Francisco. We're working hard to build a strong culture of collaboration, with an emphasis on best practices, and autonomy and responsibility.

    If you're excited about tackling big design challenges, and think American government can do better than carbon copy forms, we'd love to hear from you!

    Tech stack

    Rails, React, PostGIS


    Compensation and retirement

    401k plan

    Health and wellness

    Insurance (Health)
    Insurance (Dental)
    Insurance (Vision)