The Permit Center issues building/construction related permits and Contractor and Trade permits (plumbing, electrical, mechanical, irrigation). The Permit Center also registers licensed contractors (electrical, mechanical, plumbing, and irrigation) to perform work. Contractors must be licensed by the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation before registering with the City of Austin.
A building permit is required to erect, construct, enlarge, alter, repair, improve, remove, convert, move or demolish any building or structure within in the City’s zoning jurisdiction or in certain Municipal Utility Districts (Section 25-12-243 of the City Code). To learn whether your project will require a permit, call the Permit Center at 512-978-4000.
Prior to issuance of a building permit, all expired permits must be resolved. To check whether an expired permit exists on your property, click here, or call 512-978-4000. You can resolve expired permits by following the process described here.