If you have an uncorrected code violation, you could receive a written citation for an administrative hearing. You must appear at the hearing and must do so on the date set in the administrative citation.
Contact Austin Code and talk to an experienced facilitator who can help you with general code questions, provide resource guidance and give updates on your existing cases. Code Connect is here to inform, guide and educate!
All private haulers that collect, remove, or transport waste, recycling, and/or organic/compost within the City of Austin for a fee must obtain a private hauler license (City of Austin Code 15-6, Article 3).
A rooming/boarding house is a building that is not a hotel, motel, bed & breakfast, or short-term rental that provides lodging (with or without meals) for seven or more unrelated individuals. A license is required to operate a rooming or boarding house in commercial or residential properties.
Owners of Short-Term Rentals (STRs) are required to obtain an operating license annually (Ordinance No. 20160223-A.l). This law applies to all properties (including rooms and guest houses) rented for less than 30 consecutive days.
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If you would like to have a Code inspector or speaker attend your neighborhood association meeting or community event, please complete our online form at least one week prior to the event.
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.
The Repeat Offender Program (ROP) was created in 2013 as a rental registration program for properties with multiple code violations. The intent of City Council in passing this ordinance and its amendment was to ensure Austin renters are living in properties that meet minimum health and safety standards.