Residential Permitting

Check my application status

Updated August 25, 2021

It takes about 15 business days for your permit application to be reviewed once you submit it.

There are two ways to check the status of your permit application:

Check your permit status on Austin Build + Connect

You can check the status of your permit by visiting Austin Build + Connect and using the Public Search option.

If your hired professional, such as a general contractor, submitted the permit application for you, then they will receive your approval or any comments from the reviewer.

If your hired professional submitted your application and you want to check your application status, use the Public Search option on Austin Build + Connect.

You can also request for copies of any emails to be sent to you or have your authorized applicant forward them to you if this is the case. You will need to contact the Service Center to have the permit linked to your account.

Call a reviewer

The third way to check the status of your permit is to call a reviewer.

If you haven’t applied for a permit yet, make sure you can get one. Resolve any expired permits you may have before moving forward with your project. To find out if you have an expired permit, click here to learn if you can get a permit.