Due to extensive remodeling, Residential Plan Review will be closed on Friday, September 30th and Monday, October 3rd.
The Residential Plan Review Division reviews new construction, additions, interior remodeling and demolition of single-family, duplex or two family houses and/or accessory buildings on one lot. Residential construction projects are reviewed for compliance with Chapter 25-2 of the Land Development Code, the 2012 International Residential Code, and Chapter 25-12, Technical Codes (local amendments).
Depending on the type of construction and location, residential plans may also be reviewed for compliance with the the following items:
Accessory Dwelling Unit - At the November 19, 2015 Council meeting, the Council approved the following changes to the ADU regulations.
Floodplain proximity - projects within 150’ of the 100-year floodplain will require additional floodplain review.
Historic applicability - any structures 40 years old or older will be forwarded for review by the Historic Preservation Office.
Hazardous Pipeline Applicability- any project within close proximity to a hazardous pipeline will be forwarded for review
Legal Lot Status - If the project is on a tract of land that is not platted in a subdivision filed on record with the City of Austin, the applicant will be directed to the Development Assistance Center to determine if the project qualifies for a platting exception.
Consultations: For general questions regarding Residential Permit Application review processes and procedures, or for basic development-related questions, the Residential Review Division will continue to provide free walk-in sessions. To manage the large volume of customers, walk-in sessions are limited to 20 minutes. Customers may seek a one-hour consultation by paid appointment ($67 + 4% surcharge) for project-specific feedback or interpretation of the Austin City Code. For a one-hour consultation, please complete the Consultation Request Form and submit during Intake Hours (see below) or e-mail your form to Daniel.Word@austintexas.gov.
Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 8 - 11 a.m.
Intake: Application Submittal. Intake staff will perform a completeness check to ensure all necessary paperwork is complete at time of application submittal.
Monday, Wednesday and Friday: 8 - 11 a.m., and extended hours on Wednesday: 1 - 3 p.m.
Express Permits: Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 8 - 11 a.m.
Call 512-978-4000. Please know that some questions are too specific and cannot be answered via a phone call, therefore we strongly recommend you visit us during walk-in hours for a 20-minute free consultation, a one-hour paid consultation. You may also send your questions via e-mail to ResidentialReview@austintexas.gov.