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Intergovernmental Relations

Intergovernmental Relations Office

The mission of the City of Austin’s Intergovernmental Relations Office is to ensure that the City’s interests in providing for its residents’ safety, health, and well-being are protected and enhanced through active involvement in the legislative process and strong intergovernmental relationships.



We want to be the most effective, trusted and best prepared organization interacting with other governments.

Recent News

City of Austin - Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

Travis County COVID-19 Public Dashboard

Austin Public Health

Center of Disease Control (CDC) - COVID-19

Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) - COVID-19

City of Austin Control Orders and Emergency Rules

Stay Home - Work Safe: Guidance for the Construction Industry (Austin) March 24, 2020

Stay Home - Work Safe Order (Austin) March 24, 2020 

Order of Control for Mass Gatherings and Critical Infrastructure (Austin)  March 21, 2020 

Austin-Travis County Offers Help for Residents and Businesses During COVID-19 Outbreak


All Austin Municipal Court locations will be closed to the public from March 17th-March 29th; it is anticipated that we reopen on March 30th. The decision is made in an effort limit the number of individuals gathering in a confined space to reduce the risks to public health.  Although operations are closed to the public, individuals may still contact the Court by phone and email to get information and handle their cases; many options are available that do not require a personal appearance.

All court dockets are cancelled. Cases that are set on dockets will be rescheduled after May 8th; individuals will be notified by mail of their new court date.

All due dates will be extended until May 8th

  • Initial appearance dates (as indicated on citation)
  • Payment dates (payment plans, extensions, etc…)
  • Deferral dates (driving safety course, other deferrals)
  • Community Service
  • Class C warrants will be suspended

All individuals are encouraged to call (512-974-4800) or email the Court ( in lieu of making personal appearances to take care of their court business.   This includes requesting civil parking hearings by email.

The Downtown Austin Community Court (DACC) will remain open for social services only. DACC court and community service operations will reopen along with the Austin Municipal Court schedule. DACC’s intensive and triage case managers continue to be available to individuals experiencing homelessness.  Controlled access to the DACC facility is being implemented in order to meet social distancing recommendations of Austin Public Health.  You may experience longer wait times while controlled access is in place.  We apologize for any inconvenience and thank you for your patience. For more information on DACC, please call 512-974-4879;

Texas Governor Executive Orders

Executive Order relating to airport screening and self-quarantine during the COVID-19 disaster - March 26, 2020

Executive Order relating to daily reporting during the COVID-19 disaster March 24, 2020

Executive Order relating to increasing Hospital Capacity during the COVID-19 disaster March 22, 2020

Executive Order relating to COVID-19 Preparedness and Mitigation March 19, 2020


Waivers Issued by Texas Governor due to COVID-19

Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)—Fighting Product