Homeowners Permit

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Homeowners Permit

     Permit and License Center

    Permit and License Center

    nd2The Permit and License Center staff floor

    ndis available to assist you on the 2Homeowner’s One Texas Center

    505 Barton Springs Road floor of One Texas Center, located

     at Permit

    512-974-2747 505 Barton Springs Road.


    512-974-2380 BUSINESS HOURS 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Monday through Friday MMain Number: AILING ADDRESS

     (512) 974-2747

    or City of Austin (512) 974-2380 Watershed Protection and

     Development Review Department

    FAX Number: (512) 974-6578 Permit and License Center

    P.O. Box 1088

    Austin, Texas 78767 Travis Central Appraisal District,

    located at 8314 Cross Park Drive (512) 834-9138 The City of Austin is committed to compliance with the Americans with Fees for the Homeowner’s Permit are the Disabilities Act. Reasonable same as those for licensed contractors. modifications and equal access to Please see the Permit Fee Schedule, communications will be provided available at the Permit Center. upon request.

     For assistance, call (512) 974-2384. October 2008

     homestead permit may not allow or Homeowner’s Permit Eligibility Requirements

    A Homeowner’s Permit allows you to cause any person to perform perform electrical, plumbing and 1. The residence is the person’s electrical, mechanical or plumbing mechanical work in your home without residence. work under the permit. The building hiring a licensed contractor and your 2. The work does not include electrical, official may suspend or revoke a permit cannot be transferred to another mechanical and plumbing work that homestead permit if the work done person or address. You may obtain the involves (a) the main electric service; under the permit is performed by required permits to perform the desired (b) reclaiming and charging a ducted anyone other than the person who work if you meet the eligibility heating and air-conditioning system obtained the permit. requirements. In order to qualify for a containing refrigerant and (c) natural 8. A person may not transfer a permit homestead permit you must have a gas plumbing systems. to another person. homestead exemption filed with Travis 3. The residence is the person’s 9. A person performing electrical, Central Appraisal District (see # 5). principal residence. mechanical and plumbing work

     4. The person has not secured a under a homestead permit shall

     homestead permit for another present a picture identification to Your Responsibilities as the Permit

     residence within the prior 24 month verify that the person is authorized Holder

    As the permit holder, you are period. to perform work under the homestead responsible for the work performed and 5. The person must have owned and permit when requested by the are required to request inspections occupied the property as of January building official or their designee. through our automated inspection 1 of the tax year in which the person 10. A homestead permit shall not be request system at (512) 480-0623. applies for a homestead permit. issued for electrical, mechanical Since you are the holder of a 6. A person must obtain a homestead and plumbing work on a mobile Homeowner’s permit, you should not permit and pay required permit fees home, modular or manufactured allow another person to perform the before beginning any electrical, home unless the homeowner owns work. If an Inspector determines that mechanical and plumbing work. A the land on which the mobile, someone other than you has performed person must apply for a homestead modular or manufactured home is the work, the Inspector may suspend permit in person and must file an located. A homestead permit shall the permit. You are responsible for affidavit stating that the location at not be issued if the mobile, modular scheduling the inspections. Permits are which the work is to be done is the or manufacture home is located in a valid for 180 days. person’s homestead. mobile home park, mobile home

     7. A person who has obtained a community or other commercial


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