Modified Operations:
We Are Ready To Serve You.

Following the March 24, 2020, Order by the City of Austin and Travis County to “Stay Home, Work Safe”, we have discontinued all in-person customer services at the One Texas Center facility. Most of our services are available by phone, video conference, email, and our online portal, Austin Build + Connect (AB+C). For information on our modified services, please visit our DSD-COVID-19 page.

The Texas Local Government Code, Chapter 245.002, is a State Law that allows a project to grandfather out of current regulations if it meets a specific criteria.

The legislation that had the most impact on the City for grandfathering was in 1997 under House Bill 1704.  In 2005, new legislation by the State legislators amended Chapter 245 to add some exemptions, define an application, and set timeframes for responses and expiration.  A City of Austin committee reviews applications to determine if Chapter 245 applies to a particular project.

A Completeness Check for a site or subdivision application should be submitted to Intake prior to the 1704 Review.

1704/Chapter 245 Determination Application