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Development Services

Development Services logoWe assist homeowners, business owners, and contractors when they build, demolish, remodel or perform any type of construction to ensure compliance with applicable city and building codes. Every development project is unique and will have different requirements. That's why we are here to help you. Together, we'll build a better and safer Austin!

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Quick Links

Do Business online

Do Business Online with AB+C Portal

Manage permit applications, schedule inspections, submit payments, and more. Use the public search feature to research permit and case histories.

Find Property

Find Property Information with Online Tools

Access interactive maps, notification options, logical wizards, search resources, and other tools that simplify your search for property information.

Apply for Permit

Types of Permits

Explore the types of permits available for land development, residential and commercial building, technical trades, business uses, and events.

schedule inspections

Schedule Inspections

Learn about scheduling an inspection online or by phone, find your inspector, and understand your responsibilities related to inspections.

Service Center

Service Center

Activate or modify approved permits, apply for standalone trade permits, register and link to permits, and manage billing and escrow accounts.

permitting and development center

Visit the PDC

The City of Austin Permitting and Development Center is now open. Schedule an appointment and find hours, directions, parking information, and more.

Common Questions

What projects are exempt from permits?

How do I get a Certificate of Occupancy?

What is the occupant load for my business?

Are you a contractor needing to register or renew registration?

Are you a Homeowner or Small Business Owner and not sure where to start?