The City of Austin welcomes local businesses to Smart Start, a partnership between the City of Austin’s Development Services and the Economic Development Departments, designed to provide an innovative, digital solution to assist local small business owners with their development related questions.
Smart Start is the first municipal application from the Austin-based company, Bazaarvoice. It is specifically designed to help local small business owners through the development review, permitting and inspections process so that projects may be completed on schedule. This means business can be up and running smart from the start. The following information provides resources and new communication tools to create a greater understanding of Austin's development processes and regulations.
Questions About Review, Permitting, and Inspections?
After checking out our learning topics for each of the major steps in the development process, local small business owners have the opportunity to ask new questions and view answers to other frequently asked questions on our Q&A platform at the bottom of each page.