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Resources

Austin Code Department aims to bring our communities to a safe standard for Austin residents and visitors. This list of community resources is available to help Austin residents resolve potential hazards. Haga clic en "Español" de abajo para ver estes Recursos Comunitarios en español.

Citizen Connect is an online tool (replacing Austin Code & Permit Tracker) which allows searches of complaint cases by address, case number, or various region filters.

Code Connect is a program that allows residents to contact the Austin Code Department and talk to an experienced code inspector who can help them with general code questions, provide resource guidance, and give updates on their existing cases.

One of our goals is to strengthen community relations, awareness and understanding of local code requirements. Here are ways that you can connect with us to stay informed and gain support on how to keep your home and your surroundings safe.

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, using the 3-1-1 app, or making a report online. Once reported, 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 winter outreach initiative shows how a code inspector responds to five kinds of code violations that can pose safety risks. By understanding these risks and taking steps to prevent them, we can all stay safe and sound this winter.

You can also download our community flyer for winter tips in English and in Spanish.

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.

Summer should be about running barefoot in the lawn, barbecues and cooling off from the heat, not about infestation, dangerous environments and common code violations.

Avoid summer’s bummers with this Summer Ready guidance.