The purpose of the Development Services Department is to provide excellent customer service in a high quality, positive, timely, and facilitative manner to the Austin community to build a better and safer Austin.
Not sure where to start? Click here to learn about the various development-related services provided by the Development Services Department. Click here to view development-related flow charts.
Visit the Planning and Zoning Department for information regarding planning, preservation and design services to make Austin the most livable city in the country.
Austin Build + Connect (AB+C)
Search for information on land development cases or conduct online development-related business with the City.
ePlan Review is an electronic plan and document management system that provides a convenient central hub for development project groups (applicants and City reviewers) to communicate and complete the entire plan review process online, from the initial application stage to final approved plan sets.
The Building Inspection Division (BID) performs construction related inspections for residential and commercial buildings within the City limits, and electrical and plumbing services in the extra-territorial jurisdiction (ETJ).