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Building a Better and Safer Austin

We assist homeowners, business owners, and contractors when they build, demolish, remodel or perform any type of construction to ensure compliance with applicable city and building codes.

Visit the Planning and Zoning Department for information regarding  zoning, long range planning, neighborhood plans, preservation and urban design services.

Austin Build + Connect (AB+C)

Austin Build + Connect (AB+C), is a web portal allowing you to search and view for information on land development cases through the Public Search or to conduct development-related business with the city as Registered Users.

Electronic Plan (ePlan) Review

Complete the entire plan review process online, from the initial application stage to final approved plan sets.

Not sure where to start?

View a flow chart of the development process.

Codes & Regulations

View the City Code, Land Development Code, and other development-related resources.

Forms and Applications

 

Development Services Department is organized by the following development-related services:

Development Assistance Center (DAC)

Don't know where to start or what you can build on your property? Stop by the DAC with questions. The DAC also issues non-development related permits.

Land Use Review

Responsible for reviewing and permitting site plan and subdivision applications for compliance with Austin's development regulations.

Community Tree Preservation (Trees)

Responsible for protecting and nurturing the valuable assets of trees on behalf of the community.

Building Plan Review

Reviews building plans for compliance with applicable codes and regulations. Once approved, a building permit is issued by the Service Center, along with applicable trade permits (electrical, mechanical, plumbing & irrigation).

Inspections

Responsible for reviewing and permitting site plan and subdivision applications for compliance with Austin's development regulations.

Service Center (formerly Permit Center)

Responsible for issuing building permits and trade permits (electrical, mechanical, plumbing and irrigation), registering licensed contractors, and permit payment services.