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Building a Better Austin Together

The purpose of the Development Services Department is to provide comprehensive development review and inspection services to build a better Austin together.

Not sure where to start?  Click here to learn about the various development-related services provided by the Development Services Department.

Visit the Planning and Zoning Department for information regarding  planning, preservation and design services to make Austin the most livable city in the country.

Search Cases/Permits/Inspections

Use the interactive center to search for information on land development cases, residential and commercial building plan reviews, permits and inspections, or conduct development business with the City.

Austin City Code & Land Development Code

View the City Code, Land Development Code, and other development-related resources.

Building Plan Review

Building Plan Review is responsible for reviewing Residential and Commercial construction plans for compliance with the Land Development Code before building permits can be issued.

Forms and Applications

Schedule a Building Inspection

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).