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SERVICES

Owners of Short-Term Rentals (STRs) are required to obtain an operating license annually (Ordinance No. 20160223-A.l). This law applies to all properties (including rooms and guest houses) rented for less than 30 consecutive days.

If you have an uncorrected code violation, you could receive a written citation for an administrative hearing. You must appear at the hearing and must do so on the date set in the administrative citation.

Contact Austin Code and talk to an experienced facilitator who can help you with general code questions, provide resource guidance and give updates on your existing cases. Code Connect is here to inform, guide and educate!

All private haulers that collect, remove, or transport waste, recycling, and/or organic/compost within the City of Austin for a fee must obtain a Private Hauler License (City of Austin Code 15-6, Article 3).

A rooming/boarding house is a building that is not a hotel, motel, bed & breakfast or short-term rental that provides lodging (with or without meals) for 7 or more unrelated individuals. A license is required to operate a rooming or boarding house in commercial or residential properties. 

The purpose of the City of Austin's Boat Dock Registration Program is to improve boat dock visibility for public safety personnel on the lake when responding to emergency calls for service. 

Report a code violation by calling 3-1-1 or by submitting a report online. For more information on code violations, please refer to the Austin Code list of common code violations or search Austin's Code of Ordinances.

Request a Lien Payoff

If you are needing a lien payoff on a property, click here. You can also email your request.

If you would like to have a Code Inspector or speaker attend your neighborhood association meeting or community event, please complete our online form at least one week prior to the event.

Citizen Connect is a new online tool (replacing Austin Code & Permit Tracker) which allows searches of complaint cases by address, case number or various region filters.