Do I Need a Permit?
Are you new to the development process and don't know where to get started? The City of Austin has developed an interactive wizard to help you:
- Identify if a permit or application is required from the Development Services Department (DSD)
- Determine the next step in the development process for your project
- Determine the appropriate DSD staff who can provide further assistance
Not all projects require a permit. The work exempt page provides guidance for projects that are exempt from a permit.
Apply for a residential building permit
Visit the Residential Building Plan Review webpage to view residential building permit types, requirements, and other resources. You will also be able to submit applications through the web forms on this page.