All Construction is subject to the prohibitions and requirements of any county, city, or other governmental orders issued in response to the COVID 19 pandemic.

For additional information regarding allowable construction please reference the Construction Guidance located on the County’s Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information page.

Development Services

Travis County Walk-Up Permit Counter is Currently Closed

All Travis County related to permitting business has moved online.

If you have any questions regarding a permit, you can call a member of the Permit Staff at 512-854-4215 or email at [email protected]

To apply for a permit please go to

Travis County Development Services oversees guidelines, procedures and permits 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, driveways or other work in the county right-of-way, septic systems, mining, dredging, filling, grading, paving, excavation or drilling operations and the division of land.

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Development Services is also responsible for floodplain management, inspection of construction activities, and regulates subdivisions in the unincorporated areas of Travis County in partnership with other jurisdictions and agencies.

PLEASE NOTE: Our offices have recently moved. Documentation and forms may still contain our previous contact information; please refer to the contact information on the right-side of this page.

We encourage applicants to apply online via  Beginning July 1, 2015, Travis County is introducing credit card processing for permits through MyPermitNow.

Mass Gathering Permit Information

Past and current area Floodplain Studies

TNR Quick Links


700 Lavaca Street, 5th Floor, Suite 540

P.O. Box 1748, Attn: Permits
Austin, Texas 78701 (Map)

Counter hours: 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Phone: (512) 854-4215

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