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Launch an Application Portal in minutes.

Camino’s Application Portal makes it easy to accept forms, documents and payments online, without buying an entirely new permit system.

Camino’s Application Portal does not require an integration to work.
It can be set up in one of two ways:

Option 1

Standalone Portal

Use our simple online portal to accept applications and process them directly through Camino. If needed, a one-click export makes it easy to move them to a different system.

Option 2

Integrate via our API

Our Application Portal can integrate with most major systems, allowing for a seamless transfer of applications.

“Camino is one of the best software applications I have used. The staff are extremely responsive, helpful and work hard to meet our ever changing needs. I would highly recommend it to any company or City looking to jump into the digital application world for the first time.”

— City of New Westminster, BC

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“Prior to Camino, our permitting system had very little value-add to benefit the public, whereas Camino's primary benefit is to the public. We are providing better customer service without expending staff time."

— City of Saratoga, CA

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Drive Consistency and Reduce Mistakes

Camino gives you one central place to store all your building, planning and zoning rules to keep everybody on the same page. Applicants who use our Development Guide are more likely to submit a correct application the first time.

Which permits do I need?

Help applicants figure out whether their project is allowed and which permits may be required (even across multiple departments).

Smart Rule Engine

Use Camino’s intuitive visual rule engine to build out all the logic behind the Guide. No coding required.

Fee and Timeline Estimates

Camino quickly provides an estimate of all the fees owed for a project and how long it might take to get approval. Provide this information up front to eliminate surprises or questions later.

Simplify Complex Location Rules

Camino incorporates your GIS data to pull in parcel details and other geographic restrictions. We help simplify complex location requirements for the applicant.

Automated Zoning Checks

Zoning rules can be overwhelming. Camino automatically checks whether a business or construction process is allowed based on the zone and identifies any extra approvals that may be required.

Detect Hazard Areas

Flag whether a property is in a flood zone, fire hazard area, or near a coast line. Make sure the right construction rules and insurance requirements are followed.

Guided Application Process

Automatically provide every applicant a list of the forms, fees, and documents that are required for their project.


Upload existing forms or create new ones using Camino’s visual Form Builder.

Easily Request Changes

Request changes from the applicant and receive an alert once an application has been re-submitted for review.

Document Uploads

Applicants and agency staff can upload required plans or documents directly to Camino.

GIS Triggers

Detect whether a project is allowed by the zone. Flag requirements for flood zones, fire zones, and historical preservation areas.

Automatic Fee Calculations

Based on project details, calculate the costs for simple and complex, multi-permit projects.

In-App Comments

Respond to applicant’s questions directly through Camino. Capture all communication in one place.


Camino intelligently notifies internal users and applicants when there are updates to their project.

Activity Feed

Quickly see a snapshot of all activity across a project in one central place.

Surprisingly Easy to Implement

One of the most common reactions to our Guide is - “this looks amazing, but isn’t it a ton of work to set up?”

The great news is that the answer is “No!”.
Here’s how we make setup easy.

All configuration is done through a visual, no-code interface that's quick to learn. Our users frequently build and launch their own Guides in a matter of days.

Using our Network Search library, you can bring in content and rules from other agencies around the country. No need to redo work that somebody else has already done!


Alameda Reduces a 4-Week Permit Backlog By Launching Camino (Alongside Accela)

Camino worked with the City of Alameda to launch an online Permit Application Portal alongside their existing Accela permit system. With the Portal, users are able to upload documents, submit digital forms and pay fees, enabling staff to respond and collect applications.

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