To Obtain a Basic Development Permit
A Travis County Basic Development Permit is required for all development outside corporate city limits in Travis County. Development is defined as any man-made changes to improved or unimproved real estate, including but not limited to structures or other buildings, mining, dredging, filling, grading, paving, excavation or drilling operations.
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- General Information
- Non-Residential Information
- Chapter 64. Regulations for Flood Plain Management & Guidelines and Procedures for Development Permits
- Chapter 80: Residential Construction Standards
- Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plans Overview (SWP3s)
- SWP3 Form Instructions
- SWP3 Form
All new or altered commercial and/or public buildings must meet the Travis County Fire Code's standards and must be permitted by the Travis County Fire Marshal's Office
In addition to Travis County Code, development permit applications are expected to comply with other applicable health and safety laws and regulations prior to the approval of Travis County development permits. Please complete and attach the checklist below to all development permit applications.
- Residential Construction Permit Requirement Checklist
- Large Residential and Commercial Construction Permit Requirement Checklist
We encourage applicants to apply online via MyPermitNow.org.
For more information please email us at Travis_County.Permits@traviscountytx.gov or call (512) 854-4215.
Our physical and mailing address:
Travis County TNR
700 Lavaca Street, 5th Floor, Suite 540
P.O. Box 1748
Austin, Texas 78701
Permits Counter hours are 8:30 A.M. to 4:00 P.M.
Last Modified: Monday, June 10, 2013 5:51 PM