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ORES: Serving Citizens and City Departments

Real Estate Services staff acquire and lease real property for public purposes and for use by City government. We also handle the sale or lease of City property to third parties, the release of public easements on private property, and applications from third parties to use portions of public right-of-way. More information is provided below.

Retrospective Review

As part of ongoing efforts to improve City operations and efficiencies, City Council approved Resolution 20180201-063 directing the City Manager to create a pilot retrospective review program for a regular, systemic review to assess existing policies, reports, rules and regulations related to the Economic Opportunity and Affordability strategic outcome.

City policies, reports, rules, and regulations will be reviewed to determine; if there is a continuing need for it; if there are possible conflicts; if it has been affected by technology/economic or other industry changes; does it serve the original purpose; and is it fair and equitable?

As the City reviews rules and regulations, we want to hear from YOU! What are your ideas for rules and regulations that should be reviewed? Click here to submit your idea!


Property for Lease

Please submit all inquiries regarding properties available for lease in writing to Mashell Smith, Land Management Real Estate Supervisor, or call (512) 974-7079.

NOTICE: Recent fee changes for Applications 

Private Property Matters

Questions about private property matters can be directed to other City departments:

Contact Info

Phone: 512-974-7090

Fax: 512-974-7088

Physical Address:

505 Barton Springs Road, Suite 1350
Austin, TX 78704

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Mailing Address:

Suite 1350, P.O. Box 1088
Austin, TX 78767-1088