Dec 20, 2021 04:32 pm
New emergency orders issued today by Austin-Travis County extend deadlines to complete development applications and permits to March 1, 2022.
When the COVID-19 pandemic began in March 2020, the elected leaders of the City of Austin and Travis County issued emergency orders that extended active development applications and permits to Dec. 31, 2021. New orders extend that timeframe another two months to help enable customers to finish construction work that has been affected by COVID-related impacts.
“We realize the pandemic has created many challenges for area builders, from supply shortages to worker absences,” said Beth Culver, City Building Official and Assistant Director for the Development Services Department (DSD). “We hope this extension will help affected applicants to keep their projects on track.”
The extension applies only to projects set to expire between the dates of March 17, 2020, and March 1, 2022. DSD has notified affected applicants by email, based on project status and contact information in the City’s permitting database. Some projects may be eligible for further extensions upon request.
If a permit application is allowed to expire and the applicant has not requested an extension before the deadline, a new application will be required to continue development.
To learn more, area residents and builders who need to check the status of their active permits or building applications can find individual project information on the Austin Build + Connect Portal. More information about required steps for permit extension options is available on the Development Services Department’s Permit Extensions webpage.
About The Development Services Department
The City of Austin Development Services Department provides consulting, permitting and inspection services for building projects and events in Austin.
We ensure compliant and sustainable development, support the environment and urban forest, and help ensure event safety by collaborating with partner departments and helping homeowners, business owners, contractors, event managers and area residents understand and apply existing codes and other guidelines designed to help keep our community safe. We are here to support our vibrant community through responsible development.