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Development Services

We assist homeowners, business owners, and contractors when they build, demolish, remodel or perform any type of construction to ensure compliance with applicable city and building codes. Every development project is unique and will have different requirements. That's why we are here to help you. Together, we'll build a better and safer Austin!


Modified Operations: We Are Ready To Serve You.

Based on the Order by the City of Austin and Travis County to “Stay Home, Mask, and Otherwise Be Safe”, all in-person customer services remain suspended. Most of our services are still available by phone, video conference, email and our online portal, Austin Build + Connect (AB+C). For information on our modified services, please visit our DSD-COVID-19 page.



Development Process Team

Helping homeowners and small businesses navigate the development process.

Development Assistance Center

Development consulting services and business-related permitting services.

Building Plan Review

Reviews residential and commercial building plans for code and regulation compliance.

Land Use Review

Reviews and permits site plans and subdivision applications.

Permits - Service Center

Issues building and trade permits after a plan review is approved; registers contractors.


For all construction-related inspections.

Community Trees

Protects and nurtures our valuable community trees; issues tree permits.

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Online Tools

Austin Build + Connect

Submit project documents, schedule inspections, view permits and make payments online; search permit and case history.

Property Profile

Search property information including case and permit history, zoning profile, appraisal and flood plain.

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Applications, Checklists and Forms



Codes and Regulations

Planning and Zoning Department

Information regarding zoning, long-range planning, neighborhood plans, preservation and urban design services.

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