Welcome to the Permitting and Development Center (PDC) 

Please note that on Monday, April 29, and Tuesday, April 30, Development Services Department (DSD) will have limited appointments and inspections due to professional development training. To ensure prompt service, we encourage scheduling appointments in advance as walk-ins will be limited.

The Permitting and Development Center (PDC) opened its doors in July 2021, offering a new take on the development experience and complementing the growing range of virtual options now available for the Austin community. 

The PDC brings together resources and expertise from multiple City departments that provide permitting and development services for the Austin community. The facility is designed to provide a seamless development process, all in one place, for residential and commercial customers who prefer in-person services


Permitting and Development Center building shot


Know Before You Go: Doing Business at the PDC 

Appointment Required for DSD Services 

Most departments at the PDC require appointments. The PDC Appointment Scheduler offers virtual appointments for customers beginning the next business day. Same-day appointments are unavailable, and appointment timeframes vary depending on the type of service requested.

If you are unable to schedule an appointment online, please call our appointment line at 512-978-4504, Monday - Friday, 7:45 am - 4:45 pm.

NOTE TO APPLICANTS: Appointments for application submittals are not currently available. Visit our Digital Development page for online submittal instructions.  


Getting There

PDC Address: 6310 Wilhelmina Delco Drive, Austin, Texas 78752

Easy Access

The PDC is located just four miles from downtown and three miles from the University of Texas at Austin. It is easily accessible using IH-35, US-290, or US-183.

Highland is also adding trails, bike-friendly streets, and connections to the MetroRail station that will enhance the existing transportation infrastructure.


The PDC includes six levels of on-site parking for customers and employees, including 20 EV charging stations on Level 2. Please keep in mind that only Level 1 has 8 feet of clearance for taller vehicles. Other levels only have 7 feet of clearance. 

All entry points to the Permitting and Development Center (PDC) parking garage are gated, and visitors will pay a parking fee for visits more than 30 minutes. Validation will be provided to City employees, members of the news media and those participating in public-facing events, such as Boards and Commission meetings, held at the PDC. This also includes voting. For more information on parking rates, visit the PDC Parking webpage.

Bus and Rail Routes


  • Red Line: service between Leander and downtown Austin

High-Frequency Routes

  • 801: MetroRapid, limited-stop service
  • 7: Metrobus Local, local-stop service    
  • 300: Metrobus Local, local-stop service

Regular Routes

  • 337: Metrobus Local, service in outlying areas
  • 350: Metrobus Local, service in outlying areas
  • 324: Metrobus Local, service in outlying areas
  • 1: Metrobus Local, service downtown

Walk and Bike

Beyond transit and driving, you have some eco-friendly ways to access the new PDC and explore the area.

Many surrounding streets have dedicated bicycle lanes and sidewalks to support walkability.

The nearby Red Line Trail is accessible from near the new PDC. This trail, part of a City of Austin mobility initiative, is expected to expand in the coming years. Access the Red Line Trail from either the Highland Station end or from the Lamar Blvd. end. The trail provides a 0.7-mile one-way distance for walking, biking, and everything in between.

To learn more about new ways to get to the building, visit the Commute Solutions website. 

For more information on public transportation near the PDC, visit the Austin Capital Metro website.

Within a short walk from the PDC:

  • Highland Station (Red Line MetroRail)
  • The Linc
  • Gold’s Gym
  • Austin Community College Highland Campus
  • Galaxy Highland 10 Theatre
  • Red Line Trail

First floor floorplan for PDC


Checking In 

Please arrive 10-15 minutes before your scheduled appointment to allow time for check-in.  

Appointment Check-In  

  • Reception: The receptionist checks you in and contacts staff to escort you to your appointment. Meet staff near the elevators at least five minutes before your scheduled appointment. 
  • Self Check-In (DSD only at this time): The check-in kiosk, located in the waiting area, allows you to check in online for your appointment. Staff escorts are still required when you arrive for your appointment. 
  • Help: For appointment assistance, please call 512-978-4504.


Paying for Services 

As of October 1, 2022, customers are responsible for credit card fees on all online payments through the Development Services Department. We encourage the use of our fee-free options, including direct bank (ACH) draft (no longer limited to $100,000 in one transaction), in-person credit card payments less than $10,000, cash or check.

Code Compliance

Code Compliance cashier operations have moved to the PDC as part of the departmental consolidation. Visit the Pay DSD Code Fees webpage for information about DSD Code Compliance fees and payment options.

Online Payments 

Customers may continue to pay for services online, using a credit card or direct bank (ACH) draft, through the Austin Build + Connect portal

In-person payment options 

  • CashierCashiers can accept payment via credit card (less than $10,000) and check. The PDC Appointment Scheduler allows customers to “get in line” to make a same-day payment. 
  • Kiosk: Our kiosk will accept on-site cash payments. 


About the PDC Facility

Location: 6310 Wilhelmina Delco Drive, Austin, Texas 78752 (Off Middle Fiskville Road, south of E. Highland Mall Blvd.)

Hours:  7:45 a.m. – 4:45 p.m. 

Building Notes: The PDC is the first City of Austin facility built and operated to WELL Building Standards, which include design and operational features to support well-being. Plenty of natural light, healthy food options, and other amenities reflect this commitment. 

Appointment Phone: 512-978-4504

Safety Notes: Several features and procedures are in place to help keep customers and staff safe, including protective barriers, high-quality air filtration, and a payment kiosk for cash payments.