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Winter Weather Update:

All DSD services resume Friday, Feb. 3. This week's scheduled inspections will resume Friday and extend into the following week. Please note inspectors will prioritize emergency repairs. Contact your assigned inspector directly with any questions about inspection timing.

If your home or business is in need of emergency repairs, work can begin immediately. DSD will work with you to retroactively permit and inspect all emergency repairs to ensure work was completed safely. If you are removing fallen limbs or trees, remember to take photos and document the estimated diameter and size of the tree for documentation, and contact Austin Energy immediately if anything has fallen on a power line.


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. 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

Appointments

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.