The Land Use Review Division reviews applications plans for compliance with the core provisions of the Land Development Code (LDC) for requirements including zoning, design standards, subdivision, drainage/floodplain, water quality, transportation, environmental review, erosion control, and mitigation and/or protection of protected or heritage trees and permits site plan and subdivision applications for compliance with Chapters 25 and 30 of the Land Development Code. 

Submit Your Application Online

Submit your Land Use applications and updates online through the following Land Use Service webpages.

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General Permits

A program was established to expedite the development review, permitting, and construction of administrative site plans for City Departments and City of Austin Franchised Utilities located on city properties, city easements, and/or public right-of-way.

Visit the General Permit webpage

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Site Plans

Site plan applications are reviewed for compliance with Austin's development regulations as provided in the Land Development Code.


Visit the Site Plan webpage

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Subdivision applications are reviewed for compliance with Austin's development regulations as provided in the Land Development Code.

  • For Preliminary and Final Plat applications, view the Formal Submittal Calendar (PDF). Applications must be submitted by 3 p.m. 

Visit the Subdivision Review webpage

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Vested Rights

The Regulatory Policy and Administration division reviews vested rights petitions submitted under Land Development Code Chapter 25-1, Article 12, and Chapter 245 of the Texas Local Government Code. A Vested Rights Petition should be submitted before a Subdivision or Site Plan application.

Visit the Vested Rights webpage

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Zoning establishes the types of land uses permitted on a parcel of land within the City of Austin's full or limited purpose jurisdiction. Zoning also sets the development standards for a site, such as building height, setbacks, floor-to-area ratio, neighborhood compatibility, screening, landscaping, and impervious cover limitations. For more information, visit:

Online Chat

Use Online Chat for Further Assistance

If you have a quick question or need more guidance, try the Chat feature on the bottom right corner of this page. Using Chat, Land Use Intake staff can help you:

  • Know what is needed for your application submission
  • Link your project to your Austin Build + Connect (AB+C) account.

Visit the About Development Services webpage to view chat hours.