The chart below reflects new review times which became effective on May 16, 2017.

These review times will be reviewed on an annual basis each fiscal year, which begins on October 1st, and may be adjusted based on the availability of additional resources, the mandate of additional code requirements without additional resources, or a reduction of development within the City of Austin.

The review times are published in Section 15.7 of the Building Criteria Manual, and include the review times reflected below:

COMMERCIAL PLAN REVIEW TYPE

REVIEW TIMES
(Business Days)

New Construction

25

New Construction, Update 2 (Review Cycle 3)

15

New Construction < 25,000 sq. ft.

15

Remodel

15

Remodel, Update 2 (Review Cycle 3)

10

7 Business Day Review*

 

Quick Turnaround

7

 

Typically Same Day
with Restrictions

Smart Housing

7

Smart Housing Update**

2

Update for Site Plan / Tap Receipt only

7

Major Revision

Match Original

Minor Revision

7

*If the reviewer determines that the project scope and/or complexity exceeds the limitations of the 7 Business Day Eligible Projects List, the project will be reclassified as a 15-business-day-review 

**Applies when design team provides the updated plans within the required timeframe as outlined in the City of Austin Smart Housing Guide. City staff processing time may affect the review time.