Building permits and contractor/trade permits are issued by the Permit Center.
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).
Please check for any expired permits online. You can resolve expired permits by following the process described here.
The Permit Center also registers electricians, mechanical, plumbing, and irrigation contractors. Please contact the Permit Center at 512-978-4000 to find out whether or not you will need any permits or licenses for your project within the City of Austin. Licensing information for contractors and trades is available at the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation.