Rexburg featured in 'Cityworks Magazine" for its use of Cityworks PLL

The City of Rexburg recently received recognition from the “Cityworks Magazine” for its efforts in using the software program Cityworks PLL. Here Mayor Jerry Merrill shows a copy of the magazine.

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The national “Cityworks Magazine” featured Rexburg in its spring 2022 publication in an article titled “Creating Stronger Communities through Cityworks PLL.”

“We are one of three featured cities in this article that is distributed nationwide. I think that’s pretty darn cool,” said Rexburg Mayor Jerry Merrill.

He noted how the article cast a positive light on various city departments.

“The article credits our building department and planning department as well as our public works department for being on the forefront of technology, which in turn maximizes our city employees time to save taxpayer money the best we can,” Merrill said.

The article details Rexburg’s efforts in using Cityworks Permits Licensing and Land (PLL) software. It also describes how Bonneville County, Rexburg, and Great Neck Water Pollution Control District New York rely on the program to manage their respective municipalities.

City building official Bret Stoddard was quoted in the article as saying that Cityworks PLL was created to make the permitting process easier for everyone involved.

“We wanted to set up the best experience for our residents and contractors,” Stoddard said. “We wanted to be interactive and user-friendly. Our goal was to lessen our staff time, lessen confusion and streamline our workflows.”

Cityworks allows those seeking permits to also see the progress of their applications, said the city Planning and Zoning Assistant Tawnya Grover.

“It’s a huge communication piece for us,” she said.

Stoddard said that thanks to PLL, everything will be digitized.

“When people submit things, it will never be on paper,” he said.

Rexburg’s link to apply for building permits may be found at For more information, call the Rexburg Planning & Zoning office at 208-372-2341.