A team of technical and professional staff in the Land Use Review Division reviews application 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. Review of plans is also coordinated with other city departments such as Austin Energy, Austin Water Utility, Austin Fire Department, Public Works, Right-of-Way (ROW), Utility Coordination, and Accessibility. Reviews are also coordinated with agencies including the county, school districts, Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ), Capital Metro, and Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT). Most of Austin's development regulations are codified in the City Code, Technical Criteria Manuals, and Standard Details and Specifications.

Submit Your Application Online

Submit your Land Use applications and updates online using our newly updated Land Use Application web forms. The web form provides guidance on submission requirements and allows applicants to:   

  • Submit applications for Vested Rights, Zoning, Zoning Verification Letters, and General Permits 
  • Submit updates for Zoning and General Permits 
  • Instantly upload large files up to 150MB each 
  • Request an AB+C account to be connected to a case  

There are new Site Plan Web Form and Subdivision Web Forms now available that increase efficiency in the intake process. Visit the Site Plan, Exemptions, and Corrections webpage to learn how to submit Site Plan applications, get help finding the correct Site Plan application for your project, and access the application submission web form. Visit the Subdivision webpage to learn about the Subdivision submission process, land status determination, project assessments, preliminary plans, final plats, subdivision construction plans, and access the application submission web form. 

If you have questions or need assistance, use the chat on this page or call 512-974-1770 to speak with a Land Use Intake team member.  


Submit Your Land Use Review Application

Land Use Application Web Form 

You can provide feedback for this submission process.


To submit a Site Plan application or update, please visit the Site Plan, Exemptions, and Corrections webpage
To submit a Subdivision application or update, please visit the Subdivision webpage.

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.

Chat is available 7:45 a.m. – 4 p.m., Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday. Chat is unavailable on Wednesdays toCity of Austin's full or limited purpose jurisdiction focus on catching up on previous requests to reduce overall wait times.

Services Provided by Land Use Review


Zoning establishes the types of land uses permitted on a parcel of land within the full or limited purpose jurisdiction of the City of Austin. 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 the Understanding Austin's Zoning Process webpage.


Subdivision applications are reviewed for compliance with Austin's development regulations as provided in the Land Development Code. For more information, visit the Subdivision Review webpage

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

Site plan applications are reviewed for compliance with Austin's development regulations as provided in the Land Development Code. For more information, visit the Site Plan webpage

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. For more information, visit the General Permit webpage.

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. For more information, visit the Vested Rights webpage.

Forms and Applications

For a complete list of forms and applications, visit the Forms & Applications webpage.