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We are always working to improve processes and resources to better serve you. From time to time, we send out Important Updates via email to let our stakeholders know about new tools, process improvements, opportunities to engage with our team, and more. To get the latest news from the City of Austin Development Services Department delivered right to your inbox, sign up for Important Updates.

Read and download past Important Updates (PDF) below.

 

 

September 2021

Sep. 27, 2021 | Open PDF

  • New Demolition Requirements Begin This Friday, Oct. 1
  • FY 2022 Fees Become Effective Friday, Oct. 1
  • Previous Editions of Important Update Now Available Online
  • Share Your Story to Help Shape the Next Historic Preservation Plan

Sep. 13, 2021 | Open PDF

  • Information About New Demolition Notification Requirements Available
  • Choosing Correct Meetings for Plan Review Questions and Guidance
  • Development of Proposed Contractor Registration Program Underway
  • Intake and Service Center Positions Filled, Training in Progress
  • Updated Parkland Fees Become Effective October 1
  • Housing and Planning Department to Offer Affordable Housing Training
  • New Legal Documents for Fiscal Surety Now Available
August 2021

Aug. 30, 2021 | Open PDF

  • Reminder: New Technical Codes Go into Effect This Week
  • Virtual Preview of New Code Interpretation Library Coming Wednesday
  • New Site Concept Plan Option Offers Feedback Before Formal Submittal
  • FY 2022 City Fees Begin October 1, Development Fees Remain Flat

Aug. 16, 2021 | Open PDF

  • AB+C Portal Reverts to Previous Version to Address Performance Issues
  • Multiple Initiatives Underway to Improve Development Process Timelines
  • Council Approves City Budget for FY 2022, Development Fees Stay Flat

Aug. 9, 2021 | Open PDF

  • Austin Build + Connect Portal Replacement to Go Live August 16
  • Preview Code Interpretation Library Sept. 1, Launch Planned for October
  • Revised Technical Codes Go Into Effect September 1
July 2021

July 16, 2021 | Open PDF

  • Weigh In Now on Proposed Rules for Expanded Timed Inspections
  • Training Available in August for Revised Technical Codes
  • Revised Legal Forms Available for Easements and Restrictive Covenants
  • Use PDC Appointment Scheduler for Virtual and In-Person Meetings
June 2021

June 28, 2021 | Open PDF

  • Permitting and Development Center (PDC) to Open July 6
    • Making Appointments
    • Arrival and Check-In
    • General Information about the PDC

June 14, 2021 | Open PDF

  • Free Vaccination Event this Saturday, June 19 (English)
  • Clínica de Vacunación, Junio 19 (Español)

June 7, 2021 | Open PDF

  • New Positions Approved to Support Growing Housing Needs in Austin
  • Updated Technical Codes Approved by Council, Effective September 1
  • DSD Stakeholder Meetings Postponed
  • Material Shortages Call for Radiant Roof Barrier Options
  • Residential Projects Get More Time to Adapt to New Austin Energy Rule
  • Some 2020 National Electric Code Requirements Postponed
  • Additional Notation Requested on Solar-Ready Construction Applications
  • Preservation Program Accepting Applications Through June 14
May 2021

May 17, 2021 | Open PDF

  • Service Center Requests Just Got Easier
April 2021

April 23, 2021 | Open PDF

  • Proposed Technical Code Addition Combines Flood-Related Building Requirements
  • International Fire Code Amendements Also Open for Comment
  • Upcoming Milestones for Codes and Building Criteria Manual Rules
  • City Council Votes to Extend Fee Waivers Until June 1
  • Delays in Site Plan Corrections and Exemptions

April 9, 2021 | Open PDF

  • Proposed Building & Environmental Criteria Manual Updates Available
March 2021

March 29, 2021 | Open PDF

  • New Austin Build + Connect (AB+C) Portal is Live

March 15, 2021 | Open PDF

  • Austin Build + Connect Portal Replacement Postponed

March 14, 2021 | Open PDF

  • Proposed Technical Code Amendments Comment Period to Close March 14

March 8, 2021 | Open PDF

  • Austin Build + Connect Portal Replacement On Track for March 15
February 2021

Feb. 15, 2021 | Open PDF

  • Registration Now Open for February 24 Stakeholder Meeting
  • More Proposed Technical Codes Coming Next Week
  • Intake Processing Timelines Updated Weekly
  • Austin Build + Connect (AB+C) Portal Update Postponed
  • Equity Assessment Now Available
  • Residential Plan Review Intake to Reserve Fridays for Project Updates Through June
  • Services Closed for Presidents Day

Feb. 1, 2021 | Open PDF

  • Proposed 2021 Mechanical and Plumbing Codes Now Available for Review
January 2021

Jan. 25, 2021 | Open PDF

  • Pilot Offers Opportunity to Resolve Conflicting Comments Quickly
  • Austin Build + Connect (AB+C) Portal Update Moved to February
  • Payment Required with Site Plan Corrections
  • Residential and Commercial Intake Delays
  • Stakeholder Meeting Coming Next Month

Jan. 12, 2021 | Open PDF

  • Environmental Criteria Manual Amendments Available for Review
  • Austin Build + Connect (AB+C) Portal Update on Track for Feb. 1
  • Residential Plan Review Team to Reserve Fridays in January for Project Updates
  • Other Rulemaking and Stakeholder Opportunities

Jan. 8, 2021 | Open PDF

  • Opportunity to Provide Input on Development Rules Now Available

 

December 2020

Dec. 23, 2020 | Open PDF

  • Proposed Rules for Demolition Notification Now Available
August 2020

Aug. 26, 2020 | Open PDF

  • Update on Demolition Permit Notifications

Aug. 20, 2020 | Open PDF

  • Update on Demolition Permit Notifications
  • Accessing and Using the Demolition Notification Tool