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Development Services

We assist homeowners, business owners, and contractors when they build, demolish, remodel or perform any type of construction to ensure compliance with applicable city and building codes.


Responsible for all construction-related inspection activities.


Responsible for issuing building permits and trade permits (electrical, mechanical, plumbing and irrigation), registering licensed contractors, and permit payment services.

Process Team

Need help navigating the development process? The Development Process Team is here for homeowners and small businesses.

Building Plan Review

Reviews building plans for compliance with applicable codes and regulations. Once approved, a building permit is issued by the Service Center, along with applicable trade permits (electrical, mechanical, plumbing & irrigation).

Community Tree Preservation (Trees)

Responsible for protecting and nurturing the valuable assets of trees on behalf of the community.

Land Use Review

Responsible for reviewing and permitting site plan and subdivision applications for compliance with Austin's development regulations.

Subdivision Application Process Changes and HB 3167

House Bill (HB) 3167 passed during the recent 86th Session of the Texas Legislature. Learn how HB 3167 impacts subdivision development applications.

Development Assistance Center (DAC)

Don't know where to start or what you can build on your property? Stop by the DAC with questions. The DAC also issues non-development related permits.


For information regarding zoning, long range planning, neighborhood plans, preservation and urban design services, visit the Planning and Zoning Department.