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Intergovernmental Relations Office

The mission of the City of Austin’s Intergovernmental Relations Office is to ensure that the City’s interests in providing for its residents’ safety, health, and well-being are protected and enhanced through active involvement in the legislative process and strong intergovernmental relationships.

 

Vision

We want to be the most effective, trusted and best prepared organization interacting with other governments.

Recent News

City of Austin - Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

Travis County COVID-19 Public Dashboard

Please call 3-1-1 (512-974-2000) with questions or complete this form.

COVID-19 Drive-Thru Testing Locations, Texas

Austin Public Health

UPDATED: University of Texas - COVID-19 Healthcare Demand Projections

University of Texas - COVID-19 Healthcare Demand Projections: Austin, Texas

Center of Disease Control (CDC) - COVID-19

Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) - COVID-19

City of Austin Control Orders and Emergency Rules

Stay Home - Work Safe: Guidance for the Construction Industry (Austin) − March 24, 2020

Stay Home - Work Safe Order (Austin) − March 24, 2020 

Order of Control for Mass Gatherings and Critical Infrastructure (Austin) − March 21, 2020 

Austin-Travis County Offers Help for Residents and Businesses During COVID-19 Outbreak

MUNICIPAL COURT Coronavirus (COVID-19)

All Austin Municipal Court locations will be closed to the public from March 17th-March 29th; it is anticipated that we reopen on March 30th. The decision is made in an effort limit the number of individuals gathering in a confined space to reduce the risks to public health.  Although operations are closed to the public, individuals may still contact the Court by phone and email to get information and handle their cases; many options are available that do not require a personal appearance.

All court dockets are cancelled. Cases that are set on dockets will be rescheduled after May 8th; individuals will be notified by mail of their new court date.

All due dates will be extended until May 8th

  • Initial appearance dates (as indicated on citation)
  • Payment dates (payment plans, extensions, etc…)
  • Deferral dates (driving safety course, other deferrals)
  • Community Service
  • Class C warrants will be suspended

All individuals are encouraged to call (512-974-4800) or email the Court (court@austintexas.gov) in lieu of making personal appearances to take care of their court business.   This includes requesting civil parking hearings by email.

The Downtown Austin Community Court (DACC) will remain open for social services only. DACC court and community service operations will reopen along with the Austin Municipal Court schedule. DACC’s intensive and triage case managers continue to be available to individuals experiencing homelessness.  Controlled access to the DACC facility is being implemented in order to meet social distancing recommendations of Austin Public Health.  You may experience longer wait times while controlled access is in place.  We apologize for any inconvenience and thank you for your patience. For more information on DACC, please call 512-974-4879; http://www.austintexas.gov/department/community-court.

Texas Governor Executive Orders

Governor Abbott Issues Executive Order To Expand Openings Of Certain Businesses and Activities - May 5, 2020

Executive Order relating to the establishment of the Governor’s Strike Force to Open Texas - April 17, 2020

Executive Order relating to the safe, strategic reopening of select services as the first step to Open Texas in response to COVID-19 disaster - April 17, 2020

Executive Order relating to hospital capacity during the COVID-19 disaster - April 17, 2020

Executive Order relating to statewide continuity of essential services and activities during the COVID-19 disaster - March 30, 2020

Executive Order relating to Mandating 14-Day Quarantine For Road Travelers Arriving In Texas From Any Location In Louisiana - March 29, 2020

Executive Order relating to Prohibiting the Release Of Individuals In Custody With History Of Offenses Involving Physical Violence - March 29, 2020

Executive Order relating to Mandating 14-Day Quarantine For Travelers Arriving From CA, LA, WA, Atlanta, Chicago, Detroit, and Miami - March 29, 2020

Executive Order relating to airport screening and self-quarantine during the COVID-19 disaster - March 26, 2020

Executive Order relating to daily reporting during the COVID-19 disasterMarch 24, 2020

Executive Order relating to increasing Hospital Capacity during the COVID-19 disasterMarch 22, 2020

Executive Order relating to COVID-19 Preparedness and MitigationMarch 19, 2020

 

Waivers Issued by Texas Governor due to COVID-19

Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)—Fighting Product