The City of Austin Development Services Department (DSD) is seeking community input on how to improve the demolition permitting process. We have extended the engagement timeline to receive additional feedback before staff draft a new demolition permit process for consideration by the City Council.

The online forum at SpeakUpAustin.org/DemolitionPermits will remain open through Sunday, April 1, 2018, and an additional public meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, March 28, 2018, to discuss public safety, licensing requirements, and notification procedures.

Demolition Permit Process Public Meeting #2
Wednesday, March 28, 2018
6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Waller Creek Center
625 E 10th St. Austin, TX 78701
Light refreshments and children’s activities will be provided.

A follow-up public meeting to view the draft proposal is scheduled for Wednesday, April 11, 2018, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at One Texas Center 505 Barton Springs Rd. Austin, TX 78704.

Background Information:
In August 2017, the Office of the City Auditor released a report on Demolition Permits that highlighted areas of concern for the current demolition permit process. City Council followed up in December 2017 with Resolution No. 20171214-066 requesting Development Services Department staff to seek public input and propose a revised process to ensure that appropriate reviews and safety measures take place before demolition activities, and adequate notification is given to interested parties.

For additional information about the current demolition permitting process, please visit www.austintexas.gov/page/demolition-relocation or contact José Roig, City of Austin Building Official, at 512-974-9754.


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