Austin Build + Connect (AB+C) is the City's online portal that allows registered users to apply for some permits, schedule inspections, pay fees, upload project attachments, and more. The AB+C Manual provides guidance on how to sign up, apply for permits, pay fees, schedule inspections and more.

The portal's Public Search function is available to search permit and case history (and does not require registration). The Public Search Manual provides guidance on performing searches and navigating results.

 

Types of permit applications on AB+C

Listed below are the permit application types currently available on the AB+C portal, as of March 2021. Portal application types include permits from Development Services as well as other City departments.

Development Services provides applications for many more types of permits not yet submittable through the portal, see Forms & Applications for a complete list. 

 

  • Austin Energy Additional Services
    • Design Intake
    • Field Ops Consult
    • Outages/Clearances
    • Specialty Locates
    • Specialty Metering
  • Banner Permits
  • Development Assistance Center
    • Board of Adjustment
    • Land Status Determination
  • Driveway / Sidewalks / Gutter
  • Electrical
    • Auxiliary Power
    • Homebuilder Loop
    • Repairs
    • Special Inspection Program
    • Temporary Loop
    • Upgrade
  • Excavation
    • Austin Energy Chilled Water (OSER)
    • Austin Energy Electric
    • Austin Transportation
    • Austin Water
    • Franchised Utility
    • Private Contractors
    • Public Works: CIP, Street, Bridge
    • Watershed Protection Storm Drain
  • Historic Review
    • Certificate of Appropriateness: Landmark, Local Historic District
    • Landmark Plaque
    • National Register Historic District
  • Land Management
    • Easement Releases
    • Encroachment
    • License Agreement
    • R.O.W. Vacation: Alley, Street
  • Mechanical Permits
    • Change Out
    • Repairs
  • Plumbing
    • Auxiliary Water
    • Change Out
    • Cutover/Tank Abandonment
    • Irrigation
    • Repairs
  • Public Space Management: Cafe/Patio, Sidewalk, Street
  • Residential Volume Builder
  • Review of Engineered Tap Plans and Water Meter Upgrade
    • TAPS Plan Review
    • Water Meter Upgrade
  • Right of Way
    • Film
    • Parking Space
    • Street Event
    • Street Vendor
    • Temporary Right of Way Use
    • Valet Parking Annual and Temporary
  • Sign
  • Small Cell
    • Service Pole
    • Utility Pole
    • Node Support Pole
    • Transport Pole
  • Special Events
  • Temporary Use: Commercial, Mobile Retail
  • Tree Ordinance Review Application (TORA)
  • Utility Coordination
    • Art in Public Places (AIPP)
    • Capital Improvement Project (CIP)
    • City Utility/Infrastructure (Non-CIP)
    • Community Facilities Agreements (CFA)
    • Easement Release
    • Encroachment
    • Franchised Utility
    • Governmental Non-COA
    • License Agreement
    • Memorandum of Understanding (MOU)
    • Private Development/Utility
    • R.O.W. Vacation
  • Water: CIP Request
  • Water/Wastewater for Residential
Linking Instructions

If you already have open/active cases/permits, or an existing contractor profile that you'd like to link to your new AB+C account, follow the instructions below.