Very little! But the more information a user has, the more accurate the information we can provide to them.
Each jurisdiction can decide which fields a user must answer in order to proceed and submit an application. Requiring many fields makes it more difficult and will likely require more time before a user can submit their application, but the application will be more complete when the City receives it. On the other hand, requiring few fields means that more applications are likely to be submitted but they may not contain all the information you'd like to have. City staff will likely have to work more closely with applicants to complete their application.
By default, OpenCounter only requires a few fields to be filled out:
- Business Name
- Contact Info
- Business Type/Use Code