Latest News

Accelarate 2018 October 10 to 13 in Atlanta Georgia. On October 11, 2018, at 2:30 PM,  and on October 12, 2018, at 3:30 PM, Amir Razavi is presenting at Accelarate 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia. Razavi Application Developers has been an Accela Implementation partner and value-added reseller since 2007.

At Accelarate, on October 11, Razavi will present how DCRA has deployed AMO for third-party agencies to perform construction inspections. Using Accela Mobile Office (AMO), DCRA has given access to third party inspection agencies to access DCRA's permitting system to schedule the inspections, attach related documents, and provide inspection results. This presentation describes the functional and security requirements to implement AMO and how DCRA is currently using AMO for collaborative government. The Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs (DCRA) in Washington DC supports a thriving community of residents, businesses, and visitors through diligent protection of health and safety and equitable administration of regulation and compliance. DCRA has been using Accela since 2008 as its mission critical system to process and manage construction permits, and inspections as well as enforcing rules and regulations. DCRA believes in a collaborative government and providing system access to its governmental and non-governmental partners.

At Accelarate, on October 12, Razavi will discuss its achievement in migrating and upgrading Washington DC's Alcoholic Beverage Regulation Administration (ABRA) Accela systems a decade after Razavi rolled out ABRA's original implementation. ABRA was originally part of a multi-agency self-hosted Accela implementation in Washington DC. Over time, conflicting priorities with other agencies, rising maintenance costs, and lack of adequate support pushed ABRA to look at alternative ways to utilize Accela. After extensive review and analysis with the help of Razavi, ABRA decided to leave the self-hosted environment and migrate to Accela subscription. The challenges included converting data from MS SQL Server to Oracle, reworking dozens of Crystal Reports to run in Accela's subscription, uploading electronic documents, and upgrading to a new version of Accela all at the same time. ABRA has been using Accela subscription for 2.5 years now with great success and is enjoying the many benefits of version 9.x. This presentation is intended to help agencies that are considering migration from self-hosted to subscription understand the process, risks, and rewards.

Contact Razavi

July 2017. Razavi has successfully implemented Accela Cloud for the City of Fairfax, Virginia, Community Development Division. This Division manages the land use and design review approval processes, including the evaluation of applications for rezoning, special use permit, special exception, subdivision variance, and certificate of appropriateness. This division also negotiates proffers and development conditions, and provides staff support to the City’s Board of Architectural Review. Razavi’s implementation of building permits facilitates permit issuance for new construction, enlargement, alteration, removal, or destruction of a building or structure in the city. Permits are also required for installation of any general wiring or electrical devices, plumbing and gas installations, mechanical installations, and fire alarm or suppression installations. The Accela system brings all land management information in the City of Fairfax into a single database making the data accessible to all involved Departments. Razavi Application Developers has been implementing and maintaining Accela for over a decade and our team has cumulatively participated in implementations for over 30 local, state and federal agencies.

Contact Razavi

May 2017. Razavi has deployed Online Construction Permit Intake using Accela Citizen Access (ACA) for the Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs (DCRA) in Washington DC. Businesses and residents can now use ACA to apply, pay and receive "Postcard", "Supplemental", and "Construction" permits online. Razavi implemented Accela's permitting, licensing and enforcement modules in 2008 and has been supporting and maintaining Accela in Washington DC for the past nine years. Prior to 2008, DCRA was using Razavi's custom developed websites for accepting permit applications. Migrating to ACA allows the entire process: application submission, payment, plan review, permit issuance, and inspection scheduling to be carried out online. Razavi has been serving Washington DC's  Information Technology needs such as GIS, PeopleSoft, Micro Strategy, QC, Data Warehousing, Database Development and .Net Development since 2000. For more information:

Read more and see the video

Read Washington Business Journal article

Contact Razavi

February 2017. The Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs (DCRA) has unveiled Safe and Simple, a new initiative aimed at improving the way DCRA serves District residents and businesses. As part of the initiative, DCRA announced three new services that the agency will begin offering immediately: online scheduling for appointments at the agency’s Permit and Licensing Centers, a new how-to guide for obtaining a deck permit, and online scheduling for permit-based inspections. Razavi has been delivering efficiencies through technology to DCRA since 2004. Razavi’s “online scheduling for permit based inspections” implementation is our latest contribution to ensuring that the DC Government remains at the forefront of civic engagement. See the video on YouTube.

October 2016. City of Fairfax, Virginia, has awarded Razavi Application Developers a contract to implement Accela for the Building and Planning Departments. The City of Fairfax is ranked #3 on the Top 25 Places to Live Well (Forbes 2009). You can walk in downtown Fairfax to enjoy unique restaurants, free community festivals and boutique shops. Only a few minutes away from Downtown Washington DC where you can find  yourself in front of the White House or some of the world-famous (and free)  Smithsonian museums. In the City of Fairfax, the median income  is $100,584 and the median home value is $462,800.

September 2016. Razavi Application Developers, Inc. welcomes Gregory Mietelski as its Senior Accela Consultant. Greg joins us from Accela with ten years of experience in Accela implementation and 18 years of experience in software engineering and solution consulting. Mr. Mietelski has participated in major Accela implementation projects such as New York City; Michigan State; City of Madison, Wisconsin; Columbus, Ohio; Atlanta, Georgia;

June 2016. Commonwealth of Massachusetts has awarded Razavi Application Developers, Inc. the ITS63 Staff Augmentation contract for ePLACE (electronic Permits, Licenses, Authorizations, Certifications and Eligibility) implementation. Razavi has been engaged in licensing and permitting projects for the Commonwealth since July 2014.

October 2015. Congratulations to Razavi developers Fatih Andican, Domingo De Jesus, and Tejal Patel for completing the course work, passing the examination, and receiving their certificates for Accela Scripting 3.0. Razavi Application Developers remains dedicated to Accela's Civic Platform technology and continues to be one of the leading Accela implementation partners.

September 2015, DC Government has awarded Razavi Application Developers, Inc. a contract to migrate the enterprise licensing system of a major agency to the cloud. Razavi was selected for its expertise in implementation of mission critical systems and the ability to carry out large project efforts in an expedited manner.

August 2015, Razavi Application Developers, Inc. welcomes Hermon Davis as its Enterprise Application Manager. Hermon joins us from Leon County, Florida, with twenty years of project management and implementation experience in government IT systems. Mr. Davis is a certified Government Chief Information Officer with extensive expertise in strategic planning. Read more about Hermon in the "Our People" section.

Pages