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Austin Code makes sure city codes and ordinances are met so Austin continues to be a livable city. We do this by educating, collaborating and partnering with neighborhoods, local businesses, non-profits, and other City of Austin Departments.

The Austin Code Department maintains the balance between code compliance and code enforcement by implementing programs to ensure a minimum standard is met.

Code Officers identify dangerous and substandard conditions in each of the districts they are assigned.

City codes and ordinances have been created to protect the health, safety, and quality of life for the citizens of Austin. If there is a problem property in your neighborhood, call 3-1-1. And remember, you can always call anonymously.

On Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2016, the Austin City Council approved significant changes to the Short Term Rental ordinance. The City's Legal staff is incorporating the changes into the final ordinance. Once the ordinance is complete and signed by the Mayor, City Attorney and City Clerk, we will communicate those changes to the public. Please continue to visit for updates.

Per city council, effective immediately, Austin Code is no longer accepting applications for type 2 STRs. Austin Code is currently processing all applications submitted by COB 11/12/15. For any questions, please call 3-1-1.

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