TARA ensures fair compensation and proper use of public rights-of-way (ROW) by private utilities and monitors compliance of state issued cable and telecommunications franchises. Utilities that occupy City ROW include electricity, natural gas, telecommunications (wired and wireless), cable television, broadband transport, and Internet access facilities.

Wireless Telecommunications (Small Cell) Infrastructure: The Small Cell Permitting program moved to the Development Services Department, please navigate to this link for more information: https://www.austintexas.gov/page/small-cell-permitting

Claims Payments and Information:
TARA provides collection services for several City departments for money due to the City for damages to property, returned checks, and other delinquent accounts.

Learn about account balance and payoff information.