Find out what you need before you start your development project and what services we can offer you to ensure your project is successful and compliant with City code. The following divisions offer development-related services for the community.
Development Assistance Center (DAC) - Don't know where to start or what you can build on your property? Stop by the Development Assistance Center (DAC) with questions and receive consulting information. The DAC also issues non-development related permits.
Residential Building Review is responsible for reviewing new construction, additions or interior remodeling of single-family, duplex or two-family houses and/or accessory buildings on one lot. Residential projects are reviewed to ensure compliance with Austin's development regulations and building codes.
Land Use Review is responsible for reviewing and permitting site plan and subdivision applications for compliance with Austin's development regulations.
Commercial Building Review is responsible for reviewing and approving multi-family and commercial construction plans to ensure compliance with development regulations and building codes.
Service Center is responsible for issuing building permits and trade permits (electrical, mechanical, plumbing and irrigation), registering licensed contractors, and permit payment services.
Commercial Site and Subdivision Inspection performs inspections of site work for commercial development in the right-of-way before building construction begins.
Environmental Inspections performs inspections on permitted site plans for temporary and permanent erosion controls, stormwater controls, critical environmental features, protection of trees and natural areas, landscape installation, and compliance with site plan requirements.
Building Inspection is the last phase of the building process. They perform construction-related inspections for residential and commercial structures. Upon final inspection, a Certificate of Occupancy will be issued.