Municipal Software Corporation

Municipal Software Corporation

January 08, 2007 17:52 ET

Bridgeport Chooses CityView PreBuilts From Municipal Software to Improve Permit Management Processes

VICTORIA, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(CCNMatthews - Jan. 8, 2007) - Municipal Software (TSX VENTURE:MSZ) announced today that Bridgeport, CT has purchased the CityView PreBuilt™ software solutions including Property Information, Permits & Inspections, Code Enforcement, Planning, Cashiering and all related implementation services and training. Bridgeport becomes the sixth client in Connecticut for the company.

The project will be completed in two phases. The first phase will involve a detailed analysis of the City's network infrastructure, along with a detailed analysis of the City's current business process and how they might be streamlined using the CityView PreBuilts. Following the initial analysis the second phase will commence to fully implement and train City staff on the new solution.

According to John M. Fabrizi, Mayor of Bridgeport, "The City is committed to improving its permit management process. Our goal is to consolidate information into CityView that will be more easily accessible to users and to allow for in-house maintenance and updates."

Iain McLean, CEO of Municipal Software said, "The purchase of CityView enables the City of Bridgeport to centralize information collection and management relating to the permit process, and facilitate greater access to permit information for appropriate City staff and applicants. Our client base in the State is innovative and committed to improving the services offered to their constituents."

Bridgeport, CT has a population of about 139,000. The City issues over 2,500 building permits and close to 1,000 public facilities permits a year.

About The City of Bridgeport, Connecticut

The departments actively involved in the permit processes include: Building Department, Zoning Department, Land Use Construction Review, Fire Marshal, Department of Public Facilities, Department of Engineering, and the Water Pollution Control Authority. Staff in these departments will be active users of the CityView. Additional departments that are stakeholders in the permit process include: Department of Assessment, Office of Planning and Economic Development, Department of Environmental Health and Housing, Mayor's Office, Chief Administrative Office, Department of Finance, and Tax Collector. For more information about the City of Bridgeport, Connecticut, please visit or contact Caryn Kaufman, Public Information Officer, Mayor's Office, (203) 576-3977 or via e-mail at

About Municipal Software Corporation

Municipal Software Corporation (TSX VENTURE:MSZ) provides easily installed, packaged software solutions that manage the everyday business processes of local governments. The solutions are based on 24 years of experience with a product platform that easily adapts to the changing practices of clients. Branded under the CityView name, the company provides a number of out of the box solutions automating practices in Property Information, Permits and Inspections, Planning, Code Enforcement, Licensing and Cashiering. CityView Application Builder is a set of application development tools that allows the client to develop unique applications to match specific needs. Municipal Software offers a complete range of services from training and customer support of its suite of products to custom development for unique applications.

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