Boards and Commissions

Boards and commissions are important in that they enable citizens to participate in Austin's government processes. Their activities help shape and influence public policy, because they lend a more diverse viewpoint for the City Council to consider.

Codes and Technical Information

Get more information about building, property and utility codes developers must follow to ensure everything in the City is safe and works efficiently.


Demographically speaking, Austin continues to experience profound change. Keeping up with how these demographic shifts affect the City is essential to successful operations and planning.

Emerging Projects

Emerging Projects and the Emerging Projects Map show some of the prominent projects in planning or construction phases in and around Austin.

Forms and Applications

Planning and Development Review Department's forms and their associated packets and checklists are available online.

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently asked questions about planning, permits, zoning and more.

Housing Developer Assistance

This program is designed for developers or builders who are interested in providing multi-family or single-family housing that is reasonably priced for Austin residents.

Online Tools and Resources

Browse through the Planning and Development Review Department's various tools and resources available online.

Rules Postings

Per the Austin City Code, city departments may adopt "rules" to implement, administer, enforce, or comply with the City Code, an ordinance, or another law for which the department is responsible. This site contains land development rules that are proposed by quarter calendar year.


The Regional Stormwater Management Program provides developers an alternative to providing on-site detention ponds. Instead, developers have the option to pay a fee that will be used by the City for regional flooding solutions.


Learn more about utility service for your development.


Zoning is the division of land within a jurisdiction into separate districts within which uses are permitted, prohibited or permitted with conditions.