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Learn about common Austin Code violations and how City of Austin codes and ordinances protect our health and safety. Report suspected violations by calling 3-1-1 or filing a complaint online. Once filed, a service request will be created for code enforcement, and the matter will be investigated.

The International Property Maintenance Code (IPMC) is a model code that regulates the minimum maintenance requirements for existing residential and commercial buildings. The IPMC is intended to establish minimum standards for basics such as structural conditions, lighting, ventilation, sanitation, and fire safety.

All employees performing construction activities at a construction site are entitled to a rest break of no less than ten (10) minutes for every four (4) hours worked by City Council resolution (Ordinance No. 20100729-047). 

Austin Code Department's current outreach initiative shows how a code inspector responds to four kinds of code violations: Substandard Living ConditionsDangerous StructuresFire-Damaged Buildings, Carbon Monoxide Poisoning, and Flood Damage.

Many Austin residents live in rental properties including apartments or duplexes. If a rental home has unresolved maintenance issues it could be a code violation but most importantly, pose a safety risk for tenants or neighbors. Download our English and Spanish flyers to learn more.

Springtime is the season of growth and a time for change. As the days get longer and the grass gets greener, many take this as an opportunity to clean and keep up with home maintenance. Here are some important codes and resources to keep our homes and neighborhoods safe and clean.

Are you Summer Ready? Learn how to keep your home safe this summer! Download the bilingual educational flyer: Summer Ready with Austin Code (PDF 2.36MB)