View information on building inspections, commercial site and subdvision inspections, and environmental inspections performed by the Development Services Department.

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Modified Operations:
We Are Ready To Serve You.

Following the March 24, 2020, Order by the City of Austin and Travis County to “Stay Home, Work Safe”, we have discontinued all in-person customer services at the One Texas Center facility. Most of our services are 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.

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Building Inspections

The Building Inspection Division (BID) performs construction related inspections for residential and commercial buildings within the City limits, and electrical and plumbing services in the extra-territorial jurisdiction (ETJ). 

Commercial Site and Subdivision Inspections 

The Site and Subdivision Inspection Division performs the initial inspection of all public infrastructure on commercial sites, and ensures the required site work for water TAP and right of way (ROW) work is in compliance with City requirements.

Environmental Inspections

The Environmental Inspection Division perform inspections on permitted site plans for temporary and permanent erosion controls, stormwater controls, critical environmental features, protection of trees and natural areas, landscape installation, and compliance with site plan requirements.