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Development Services

Winter Weather Update:

If you are still making repairs to your home or business from the recent winter storm, we are here to help you recover safely and quickly. Most permitting fees and some electrical permitting and registration requirements are waived through March 31. Visit the DSD Emergency Permits webpage to learn more.

We help homeowners, business owners, and contractors ensure compliance with applicable City and building codes when they build, demolish, remodel or perform any construction in the City of Austin, and when planning special events.

We collectively ensure compliant and sustainable development; protect the environment and urban forest; help ensure special events follow safety guidelines; and help homeowners, business owners, contractors, event managers, neighborhood groups, and other area residents understand and apply existing codes. Every development project is unique and has different requirements, but the Understanding the Development Process page provides a quick overview of the process. We are here to help you. Together, we'll build a better and safer Austin!

Quick Links

Appointment Scheduler


Schedule a virtual or in-person appointment with select work groups to help answer some of your development and permitting questions. Appointments are not available for all permitting and development services.

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Do Business Online with AB+C Portal

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

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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.

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Service Center

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

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Visit the PDC

The City of Austin Permitting and Development Center is now open. Find our hours, directions, parking information, and more.