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More than one department may be involved in your permitting process. Not sure who to contact? Residential Plan Review is a great place to start.

Austin Energy

Austin Energy is the nation’s 8th largest publicly owned electric utility, serving more than 1 million residents in Greater Austin.

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Austin Water

Austin Water provides reliable, safe, and sustainable water services to Austin residents.

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Building Inspections

The Building Inspection Division performs inspections to ensure construction is in compliance with applicable Building, Electrical, Plumbing, Mechanical, Energy and Zoning Codes for the benefit and safety of everyone.

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Community Trees

The Community Tree Preservation Division's mission is to protect and nurture Austin’s trees on behalf of the community through regulation, planning, and collaborative work.

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Development Assistance Center

The Development Assistance Center (DAC) provides consulting services mainly for business and commercial projects. Some residential projects may require a consultation at DAC, but should begin with a walk-in consultation at Residential Plan Review.

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Development Services Department

The purpose of the Development Services Department is to provide excellent customer service regarding planning, preservation and design services to build a better Austin.

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Historic Preservation

The Historic Preservation Office protects and enhances neighborhoods, buildings and sites that reflect elements of Austin’s cultural, social, economic, political and architectural history.

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Residential Plan Review

The Residential Plan Review Division reviews new construction, additions, and interior remodel projects for homes on one lot.

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Service Center

The Service Center (formerly the Permit Center) issues building and applicable trade (building, plumbing, electrical, mechanical, irrigation) permits, provides permit payment services, and registers licensed contractors (electrical, mechanical, plumbing, and irrigation) to perform work.

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