The Development Services Department assists 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.
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 zoning, long range planning, neighborhood plans, preservation and urban design services.
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.
Performs inspections of permitted site plans for placement and maintenance of erosion controls, installation of water quality and drainage infrastructure, and site restoration. Responds to complaints of possible environmental violations relating to active construction, and initiates enforcement for noncompliant sites.
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).