If you do not have a Certificate of Occupancy (CO), please call the Planning and Development Review Department (PDRD) , 512-978-4000 press 2; then press 3 to request a copy.
If PDRD does not have a copy of the property’s Certificate of Occupancy, you have two options:
If you are unable to obtain a Certificate of Occupancy, you may apply for an Amnesty Certificate of Occupancy. Please contact the Planning and Development Review Department, 512-978-4000 for additional information.
The City of Austin cannot recommend an inspector for you. To locate an ICC-certified inspector, complete a Web search for “home inspectors” and then verify the inspector holds a current ICC certification.
A copy of the receipt for the service must be attached to the inspection and the inspector must state the structure is safe to occupy.
If there is an unsafe deficiency, a license cannot be approved until the deficiency is corrected and re-inspected by the inspector. If deficiencies are noted that do not create an unsafe condition, your license can be issued, but the items will need to be corrected.
A follow-up inspection may be conducted by Code Compliance inspectors and failure to correct all deficiencies can be cause for suspension or revocation of your operating license.