Boston testing mobile building permit tracking app

The electronic database will update automatically with contact information and status updates

By Peter Fabris, Contributor | December 22, 2014

The city of Boston is piloting a Web and mobile app that lets citizens track their permit applications online. Boston was able deploy the app about three months after the prototype was designed because its permitting database is electronic and mostly automated. When permit applicants enter their building- or business-permit number, the app reports on the status of their request and includes contact information for the city employee handling it.

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