Modified Operations: We Are Ready To Serve You.

Based on the Order by the City of Austin and Travis County to “Stay Home, Mask, and Otherwise Be Safe”, all in-person customer services remain suspended. Most of our services are still available by phone, video conference, email and our online portal, Austin Build + Connect (AB+C). For information on our modified services, please visit our DSD-COVID-19 page.

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The Environmental Inspection Division performs inspections on permitted site plans for temporary and permanent erosion controls, stormwater controls, critical environmental features, protection of trees and natural areas, landscape installation, and compliance with site plan requirements. The environmental inspectors also respond to citizen complaints of possible environmental violations relating to active construction and initiate appropriate enforcement for noncompliant sites.

Prior to construction, a pre-construction conference is held between contractors, developers and environmental inspectors to ensure controls are compliant. Inspections are conducted periodically during construction to ensure that temporary erosion controls are compliant, remain in place, and development is consistent with approved plans. A final environmental inspection is required before the site work is considered complete.

Services Provided:

  • Inspect permitted land developments and construction sites for compliance with City environmental protection regulations
     
  • Perform site investigations and evaluate best management practices for erosion/sedimentation control and tree preservation and for compliance with landscape and tree ordinances
     
  • Perform final inspections of drainage facilities and other site improvements
     
  • Perform site investigations to evaluate the need for additional staff support (i.e. involvement of biologists and geologists)
     
  • Identify locations of environmentally sensitive resources
     
  • Provide technical assistance and education to citizens, community/special interest groups, developers, etc. on environmental/engineering code requirements, ordinances, and regulations
     
  • Provide testimony and affidavits for enforcement cases
     
  • Issue directives and initiate enforcement actions for non-compliance with environmental and drainage regulations

Inspections

The inspectors are divided up geographically into north and South Zones, Barton Springs Zone, and Landscaping. There is also an enforcement component.

Commercial Tree and Environmental Inspectors:

 

Residential Tree and Environmental Inspectors:

 

Environmental Inspections: 
512-974-2278 

Environmental.Inspections@austintexas.gov

Inspector Phone List

 

INSPECTIONS & ENFORCEMENT:

TREE/ENVIRONMENTAL,GENERAL PERMIT, LANDSCAPE, UST, AND SOUND ENFORCEMENT 

 

 

Inspection Area

Name

Office

 

 

Cell

 

 

Division Manager

 

Chapman, David

512-974-4946

512-665-3396

Admin. Senior

 

Serrano, Lisa

512-974-6578

512-826-6205

TEMP Admin. Specialist

 

Rodela, Karen

512-974-2115

 

INSPECTIONS & ENFORCEMENT

 

Inspection Area

 

Name

Office

Cell

EV Compliance Supervisor

 

Garcia, Mario

512-974-9244

512-999-4051

City-Wide Landscape Inspections

 

Hendricks, Brent

 

512-647-8034

EV Enforcement (South)

 

Adair, Lyle

 

512-605-8457

 EV Enforcement (North)

Lake

Wyrick, Amanda

 

512-999-4535

Sound Enforcement

 

Crouch, Jason

 

512-299-3163

Sound Enforcement

 

Eagan, Brian

 

512-560-1653

UST Enforcement

 

Flannagan, Madelyn

 

512-599-0341

UST

 

Hunter, Goodwin

 

512-565-8863

UST

 

Simmons, Elizabeth

512-974-5611

210-213-8501

COMMERCIAL INSPECTIONS

Inspection Area

Name

Office

Cell

EV Compliance Supervisor

 

Brown, Walter

512-974-6329

512-999-5679

EV Compliance Supervisor

 

Kemp, Amanda

512-974-2292

512-661-6736

 

1

Urrutia, Hugo

 

512-623-9505

 

2

Bogard, Michael

 

512-605-9705

 

3

Mendoza, Marco

 

512-909-6645

 

4

Hendricks, Brent

 

512-647-8034

 

5

Ruiz, Robert L.

 

512-665-2484

 

6

Eickstead, Jacob

 

512-963-4725

 

7

Randle, Arester

 

512-665-2964

 

8

Lee, Derrick

 

737-230-4744

 

9, 10

Adair, Lyle

 

512-605-8457

RESIDENTIAL INSPECTIONS

Inspection Area

Name

Office

Cell

Compliance Supervisor

 

Dear, Doug

512-974-6353

737-213-0832

 

14

Campbell, Sarah

 

512-554-6314

 

14

Donahue, Dale

 

512-902-3280

Zilker

15

Wise, Martin

 

512-665-3932

Zilker

15

Brewster, Rachel

 

737-710-9335

 

16

Herron, Kymberli

 

512-921-1410

 

16

Singleton, Levi

 

512-228-8196

 

16

Sponseller, Nate

 

512-202-0701

 

QUESTIONS?

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Phone:  3-1-1 (inside the city limits), or 512-974-2000 (outside the city limits)