The Environmental Inspection Division performs inspections on permitted sites to ensure temporary and permanent erosion controls, stormwater controls, critical environmental features, protection of trees and natural areas, landscape installation, and other relevant features to comply with approved site plan requirements. Environmental inspectors also respond to citizen complaints about possible environmental violations at active construction sites and initiate enforcement actions when needed. To report a complaint, call 3-1-1 (inside the city limits), or 512-974-2000 (outside the city limits).

Before construction, contractors, developers and environmental inspectors hold a pre-construction conference to ensure controls are compliant. Periodic inspections during construction ensure that appropriate temporary erosion controls are in place, and that ongoing development is consistent with approved plans. A final environmental inspection is required before the site work is considered complete.

About Environmental Inspection Services

Here are some of the Environmental Inspection Services the Development Services Department provides:

  • Inspect permitted land developments and construction sites for compliance with City environmental protection regulations.
  • Perform site investigations and evaluate erosion/sedimentation controls and tree preservation for best management practices and compliance with landscape and tree ordinances. 
  • Perform final inspections of drainage facilities and other site improvements.
  • Perform site investigations to evaluate the need for additional support from specialists, such as biologists and geologists.
  • Identify locations of environmentally sensitive resources.
  • Provide technical assistance and education to citizens, community/special interest groups, developers, and others on environmental/engineering code requirements, ordinances and regulations.
  • Provide testimony and affidavits for enforcement cases.
  • Issue directives and initiate enforcement actions when environmental and drainage regulations are not met.
Schedule a Commercial Tree or Environmental Inspection

How to schedule a Tree or Environmental Inspection for a Commercial project:

  1. Enter the permit address on the search line below. (You also can select the correct territory on the map itself.)
  2. Select the full address when it appears. You should see the inspector’s name, along with a list of available inspection types. 
  3. Scroll to the type of inspection needed and select it.
  4. When the inspector’s schedule appears, choose the date and time desired. Expect a lead time of three business days for all inspections. (If you are unable to schedule your inspection within that timeframe, please email EVCommercial.Inspections@austintexas.gov for help.)
  5. Install all required erosion controls before scheduling a Pre-Construction inspection.
  6. If you have questions, please contact the inspector whose name and contact information appeared in your search. Please allow one business day for your inspector to respond.

Questions? Please email EVCommercial.Inspections@austintexas.gov or call 512-974-2278 for assistance.

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Schedule a Residential Tree or Environmental Inspection

How to schedule a Tree or Environmental Inspection for a Residential project:

  1. Enter the permit address on the search line below. (You also can select the correct territory on the map itself.)
  2. Select the full address when it appears. You should see the inspector’s name, along with a list of available inspection types. 
  3. Scroll to the type of inspection needed and select it.
  4. When the inspector’s schedule appears, choose the date and time desired. Expect a lead time of three business days for all inspections. (If you are unable to schedule your inspection within that timeframe, please email Environmental.Inspections@austintexas.gov for help.)
  5. Install all required erosion controls before scheduling a Pre-Construction inspection.
  6. If you have questions, please contact the inspector whose name and contact information appeared in your search. Allow one business day for your inspector to respond.

Questions? Please email Environmental.Inspections@austintexas.gov or call 512-974-2278 for assistance.

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Environmental Inspection Resources
Inspectors and Other Contacts

 

INSPECTIONS & ENFORCEMENT:

TREE/ ENVIRONMENTAL,
GENERAL PERMIT, LANDSCAPE,
UST, 
AND SOUND ENFORCEMENT 

Inspection Area

Name

Office

Cell

Division Manager

 

Chapman, David

512-974-4946

512-665-3396

Admin. Specialist

 

Ramos, Vanessa

512-974-2278

512-767-3815

INSPECTIONS & ENFORCEMENT

Inspection Area

Name

Office

Cell

EV Compliance Supervisor

 

Wyrick, Amanda

 

512-999-4535

 EV Enforcement 

 

Eickstead, Jacob

 

512-963-4725

 EV Enforcement 

 

Donahue, Dale

 

512-902-3280

Sound Enforcement

 

Crouch, Jason

 

512-299-3163

Sound Enforcement

 

Eagan, Brian

 

512-560-1653

Sound Enforcement

  Howard, Lamont   512-661-6736

UST

 

Goodwin, Hunter

 

512-565-8863

UST

 

Simmons, Elizabeth

 

210-213-8501

COMMERCIAL/LANDSCAPING INSPECTIONS

Inspection Area

Name

Office

Cell

EV Compliance Supervisor

 

Brown, Walter

512-974-6329

512-999-5679

EV Compliance Supervisor

  Adair, Lyle 512-974-2292 512-605-8457

 

1

Bogard, Michael

 

512-605-9705

 

2

McMillian, Scott

 

512-450-8537

 

3

Garrido, Oscar

 

512-649-6100

 

4

Mendoza, Marco

 

512-909-6645

 

5

Randle, Arester

 

512-665-2964

 

6

Smith, Eric

 

512-506-1938

 

7

Ramirez, Felix

 

512-608-6932

 

8

Ruiz, Robert L.

 

512-665-2484

 

9

Urrutiga, Hugo

 

737-623-9505

 

10

Lee, Derrick

 

737-230-4744

RESIDENTIAL/LANDSCAPING INSPECTIONS

Inspection Area

Name

Office

Cell

Compliance Supervisor

 

Dear, Doug

512-974-6353

737-213-0832

 

11

Bock, David

 

512-264-4005

 

12

Garcia, Oscar

 

512-520-6840

 

13

Deskin, Doug

 

512-300-1752

 

14

Stonecipher, Ty

 

512-645-5915

 

15

Setliff, Rebecca

 

512-660-1019

 

16

Dear, Doug

 

737-213-0832

 

17 Lawrence, Paul   512-645-4725

 

18 Ruben, Erik   512-203-3189

Questions or Complaints?

Phone: 3-1-1 (inside the city limits), or 512-974-2000 (outside the city limits)