The Small & Minority Business Resources Department's (SMBR) Certification division verifies that the minority or women business applicant owns, manages, and controls the day-to-day operations of the for-profit business in compliance with our Code of Ordinances.
Please note: Certification with the City of Austin is a free service. SMBR only certifies qualified minority- and/or women-owned business enterprises.
Types of Certifications offered to qualified small minority and/or women owned businesses.
- Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE). DBE certification can be used for federally-funded aviation, transportation, and highway projects around the State of Texas. Notify SMBR if you wish to use DBE or ACDBE certification outside of Texas.