Now You Can Use Your Smartphone To Scan Quick Response Codes On Construction Permits To Get Instant Access To Property And Project Data
Quick Response (QR) codes provide smartphone users who have downloaded a free application with immediate access to data by scanning the displayed code with their device. Similar to how a barcode provides information through a scanner, scanning the QR code of any construction permit willallow the user to learn details about the ongoing project including the approved scope of work, identities of the property owner and job applicant, other approved projects associated with the permit, the complaints and violations related to the location and user will have the ability to click a link that will initiate a phone call to 311 to make a complaint. The New York City Department of Buildings announced that QR codes will be placed on all permits it issues. New York is the first major city in the nation to use QR codes on permits. All permits are expected to have QR codes by roughly 2013.