A building permit is required to erect, construct, enlarge, alter, repair, improve, remove, convert, move or demolish any building or structure within in the City’s zoning jurisdiction or in certain Municipal Utility Districts (Section 25-12-243 of the City Code). To learn whether your project will require a permit, call the Permit Center at 512-978-4000. A trade permit (electrical, mechanical, plumbing, irrigation) may also be required depending on the scope of work.
Once a permit has been issued, an inspection must be scheduled. Once the final inspection has been completed, a Certificate of Occupancy (CO) or Certificate of Compliance (CC) will be issued.
All permits will remain active for 180 days, but will expire on the 181st day if the project has not received an inspection, or after the date of the last inspection that shows progress towards completion of the project. All expired permits must be resolved before a new building permit can be issued. To check whether an expired permit exists on your property, call 512-978-4000. You can resolve expired permits by following the expired permit process.
Homestead Permit - A person who is not licensed to perform electrical, mechanical & plumbing work may perform within a residence and on property owned by the person if the eligibility requirements are met. View Homestead permit eligibility requirements.
To appeal the issuance of a building permit, please contact the Building Official for more information.