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About Development Services


To support a vibrant community through responsible development.


  • Conduct timely plan reviews and inspections.
  • Protect and renew Austin’s tree canopy.
  • Properly steward financial resources.
  • Provide excellent customer service.

Contact Us

We provide the following services

Understanding the Development Process

Development in the City of Austin begins with your vision for using a piece of property. You then bring that vision to the City to confirm that your plans meet safety, sustainability, and zoning regulations. Once your plans are approved, you obtain the required permits and build the project with successful inspections along the way. Learn more about the development process.

Chat With Us

Staff from select work groups is available to chat via the web during regular business hours, 7:45 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., Monday through Thursday. On Fridays, staff will be unavailable for online chat and phone inquiries.

Chat is available by clicking the blue chat icon on the following webpages:

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