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THE CITY OF AUSTIN RESIDENTIAL PERMITTING - WELCOME TO THE CITY OF

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THE CITY OF AUSTIN RESIDENTIAL PERMITTING - WELCOME TO THE CITY OF

    Welcome to the City of Austin’s Residential Permitting Process.

    If your residential construction is located outside of the Residential Design and Compatibility Standards Ordinance Boundary, please submit completed Application Forms “A,” “B,” and “C” and the completed Residential Application

    Checklist “A” with required information.

    If your residential construction is located within the Residential Design and Compatibility Standards Ordinance Boundary, please submit completed Application Forms “A,” “B,” “C,” and “D” and the completed Residential Application Checklists “A” and “B” with required information.

    BP Number

    CITY OF AUSTIN Building Permit No.

    Plat No. Date RESIDENTIAL PERMIT APPLICATION “A”

    Reviewer

     PRIMARY PROJECT DATA Service Address Tax Parcel No. Legal Description

    Lot Block Subdivision Section Phase If in a Planned Unit Development, provide Name and Case No. (attach final approved copies of subdivision and site plan)

    If this site is not a legally subdivided lot, you must contact the Development Assistance Center for a Land Status Determination. Description of Work ___Remodel (specify)

     New Residence Duplex ___Addition (specify) Garage ___attached ___detached Carport ___attached ___detached ___Other (specify) Pool Zoning (e.g. SF-1, SF-2…)

    - Height of Principal building _________ft. # of floors______ Height of Other structure(s) _________ft. # of floors______ - Does this site currently have water and wastewater availability? ___ Yes ___ No. If no, please contact the Austin Water Utility at 512-972-0000 to apply for water and/or wastewater tap application, or a service extension request. - Does this site have a septic system? ___ Yes ___ No. If yes, for all sites requiring a septic field you must obtain an approved septic

    permit prior to a zoning review. Does this site have a Board of Adjustment ruling? ___Yes ___No If yes, attach the B.O.A. documentation Will this development require a cut and fill in excess of 4 feet? ___Yes ___No Does this site front a paved street? ___Yes ___No A paved alley? ___Yes ___No Is this property within the Residential Design and Compatibility Standards Ordinance Boundary Area? ___Yes ___No

    VALUATIONS FOR VALUATIONS FOR NEW CONSTRUCTION PERMIT FEES (For office use only) REMODELS ONLY OR ADDITIONS ONLY NEW/ADDITIONS REMODELS Building $ Lot Size sq.ft. Building $ $ Electrical $ Job Valuation Principal Building $ Electrical $ $ (Labor and materials) Mechanical $ Mechanical $ $ Plumbing $ Job Valuation Other Structure(s) $ (Labor and materials) Driveway/ Plumbing $ $ Sidewalk $ Driveway TOTAL JOB VALUATION & Sidewalk $ $ TOTAL $ (sum of remodels and additions) (labor and materials) TOTAL $ $ $

     (Labor and materials)

     OWNER / BUILDER INFORMATION Telephone (h) OWNER Name (w)

    BUILDER Company Name Telephone Pager Contact/Applicant’s Name FAX DRIVEWAY/ SIDEWALK Contractor Telephone CERTIFICATE Name Telephone OF Address City____________ ST_____ ZIP_________ OCCUPANCY

    If you would like to be notified when your application is approved, please select the method:

     ___ telephone ___e-mail:

    You may check the status of this application at www.ci.austin.tx.us/development/pierivr.htm

CITY OF AUSTIN

    RESIDENTIAL PERMIT APPLICATION “B”

    CITY OF AUSTIN

    RESIDENTIAL PERMIT APPLICATION

    I understand that in accordance with Sections 25-1-411 and 25-11-66 of the Land Development Code (LDC), non-compliance with the LDC may be cause for the Building Official to suspend or revoke a permit and/or license. I understand that I am responsible for complying with any subdivision notes, deed restrictions, restrictive covenants and/or zoning conditional overlays prohibiting certain

    uses and/or requiring certain development restrictions (i.e., height, access, screening, etc.) on this property. If a conflict should result with any of these restrictions, it will be my responsibility to resolve it. I understand that, if requested, I must provide copies of all

    subdivision plat notes, deed restrictions, restrictive covenants, and/or zoning conditional overlay information that may apply to this property.

I acknowledge that this project qualifies for the Site Plan Exemption as listed in Section 25-5-2 of the LDC.

    I understand that nothing may be built upon or over an easement. I further understand that no portion of any roof structure may overhang in any public utility or drainage easement.

    I acknowledge that customer will bear the expense of any necessary relocation of existing utilities to clear this driveway location and/or the cost to repair any damage to existing utilities caused during construction.

    I also understand that if there are any trees greater that 19 inches in diameter located on the property and immediately adjacent to the proposed construction, I am to schedule a Tree Ordinance review by contacting (512) 974-1876 and receive approval to proceed.

    I agree that this application will expire on the 181st day after the date that the application is filed if the application is not approved and an extension is not granted. If the application expires, a new submittal will be required.

    APPLICANT’S SIGNATURE_________________________________________ DATE___________________

    HOME BUILDER’S STATE REGISTRATION NUMBER (required for all new construction)___________________

Rejection Notes/Additional Comments (for office use only):

    Service Address

Applicant’s Signature Date___________________

CITY OF AUSTIN

    RESIDENTIAL PERMIT APPLICATION “C”

BUILDING COVERAGE

    The area of a lot covered by buildings or roofed areas, but not including (i) incidental projecting eaves and similar features, or (ii) ground level paving, landscaping, or open recreational facilities.

     Existing New / Addition sta. 1 floor conditioned area sq.ft. sq.ft. ndb. 2 floor conditioned area sq.ft. sq.ft. rdc. 3 floor conditioned area sq.ft. sq.ft.

    d. Basement sq.ft. sq.ft.

    e. Garage / Carport sq.ft. sq.ft.

    ___attached sq.ft. sq.ft.

    ___detached sq.ft. sq.ft.

    f. Wood decks [must be counted at 100%] sq.ft. sq.ft.

    g. Breezeways sq.ft. sq.ft.

    h. Covered patios sq.ft. sq.ft.

    i. Covered porches sq.ft. sq.ft.

    j. Balconies sq.ft. sq.ft.

    k. Swimming pool(s) [pool surface area(s)] sq.ft. sq.ft.

    l. Other building or covered area(s) sq.ft. sq.ft.

    Specify

    TOTAL BUILDING AREA (add a. through l.) sq.ft. sq.ft.

    TOTAL BUILDING COVERAGE ON LOT (subtract, if ________________sq.ft.

    applicable, b., c., d., k. and f. if uncovered) ________________% of lot

IMPERVIOUS COVERAGE

    Include building cover and sidewalks, driveways, uncovered patios, decks, air conditioning equipment pad, and other improvements in calculating impervious cover. Roof overhangs which do not exceed two feet or which are used for solar screening are not included in

    building coverage or impervious coverage. All water must drain away from buildings on this site and buildings on adjacent lots.

    a. Total building coverage on lot (see above) sq.ft.

    b. Driveway area on private property sq.ft.

    c. Sidewalk / walkways on private property sq.ft.

    d. Uncovered patios sq.ft.

    e. Uncovered wood decks [may be counted at 50%] sq.ft.

    f. Air conditioner pads sq.ft.

    g. Concrete decks sq.ft.

    h. Other (specify) sq.ft.

     TOTAL IMPERVIOUS COVERAGE (add a. through h.) sq.ft.

     % of lot

CITY OF AUSTIN

    RESIDENTIAL PERMIT APPLICATION “D”

    FLOOR AREA RATIO INFORMATION

    TO BE COMPLETED FOR ALL PROPERTIES LOCATED WITHIN THE RESIDENTIAL DESIGN AND COMPATIBILITY

    STANDARDS ORDINANCE BOUNDARY AREA.

    Service Address __________________________________________________________________________________________________

    Applicant’s Signature____________________________________________________________ Date___________________

    GROSS FLOOR AREA AND FLOOR AREA RATIO as defined in the Austin Zoning Code.

     Existing New / Addition stI. 1 Floor Gross Area sta. 1 floor area (excluding covered or uncovered finished ground-

    floor porches) sq.ft. sq.ft. stb. 1 floor area with ceiling height over 15 feet. sq.ft. sq.ft.

    c. TOTAL (add a and b above) sq.ft. sq.ft.

     nd1II. 2 Floor Gross Area See note below ndd. 2 floor area (including all areas covered by a roof i.e. porches, sq.ft. sq.ft.

    breezeways, mezzanine or loft) sq.ft. sq.ft. nde. 2 floor area with ceiling height > 15 feet. sq.ft. sq.ft.

    f. TOTAL (add d and e above) rd1III. 3 Floor Gross Area See note below rdg. 3 floor area (including all areas covered by a roof i.e. porches, sq.ft. sq.ft. breezeways, mezzanine or loft). rdh. 3 floor area with ceiling height > 15 feet sq.ft. sq.ft. i. TOTAL (add g and h above) sq.ft. sq.ft. IV. Basement Gross Area j. Floor area outside footprint of first floor or greater than 3 feet above grade at the average elevation at the intersections of the sq.ft. sq.ft. minimum front yard setback line and side property lines. V. Garage sq.ft. sq.ft. k. ___attached (subtract 200 square feet if used to meet the minimum parking requirement) sq.ft. sq.ft. l. ___detached (subtract 450 square feet if more than 10 feet from principal structure) sq.ft. sq.ft. VI. Carport (open on two or more sides without habitable space above it subtract 450 square feet) sq.ft. sq.ft. VII. TOTAL

     TOTAL GROSS FLOOR AREA (add existing and new from VII above)

     __________________sq. ft.

     GROSS AREA OF LOT __________________sq. ft.

     FLOOR AREA RATIO (gross floor area /gross area of lot) _________ sq. ft.

     1 If a second or third floor meets all of the following criteria it is considered to be attic space and is not calculated as part of the overall Gross Floor Area of the structure. a. It is fully contained within the roof structure and the roof has a slope of 3 to 12 or greater b. It only has one floor within the roof structure c. It does not extend beyond the foot print of the floors below d. It is the highest habitable portion of the building; and e. Fifty percent or more of the area has a ceiling height of seven feet or less.

    RESIDENTIAL APPLICATION CHECKLIST “A” This checklist is to assist you in providing all required information. It is not required to be submitted with your application(s; however, it is encouraged you do so to ensure a complete application and thorough review.

    Residence Address_______________________________ Date Submitted______________

    TO BE COMPLETED BY APPLICANT:

    ; Primary Project Data

     Address, legal description, subdivision with section and phase if applicable make sure this is correct Description of work provide thorough description of all proposed work

     Height of building and number of floors the zoning district has restrictions to both

; Additional Information:

     Is there a Board of Adjustment ruling? Attach the decision sheet st Cut and Fill in excess of 4 feet? If more than 4’ please go the Development Assistance Center (DAC) on 1 floor

     Does the site front a paved street? You cannot build a house without a paved street Electrical Service Planning Application (ESPA) form: For new residential, residential addition, or any change in electric

    service, applications submitted must include a copy of an approved ESPA form and a plot plan stamped by Austin Energy.

; Plot Plan Plot plans are required to show the following information on either 8.5”x11” or 8.5”x14” sized paper:

     All setbacks

     Trees greater than 19” in diameter (are protected trees) Scaled property lines All easements

     All pavement or flatwork patios, drives, etc. Existing structures Roof overhang lines (dashed)

; Contact Information

    Please submit telephone, fax, and, if applicable, e-mail information for each entity. Owner Builder Contact / Applicant Concrete contractor Certificate of Occupancy holder

; Coverage Information

    If proposing a duplex, secondary apartment, or 2-family residence, please indicate on the application the square footage of each unit (including second and third floors, decks, porches, patios, balconies, and / or any other covered areas) in addition to the principal residence.

     Itemized square footage as categorized on the application Total building coverage Total impervious coverage

; Other Requirements (if applicable)

     Is the site on septic?

    If yes, please provide: Approval from City of Austin Water Utility Septic field location Home Builder State registration number

RESIDENTIAL APPLICATION CHECKLIST B

    This checklist is to assist you in providing all required information. It is not required to be submitted with your application(s; however, it is encouraged you do so to ensure a complete application and thorough review.

    Residence Address_______________________________ Date Submitted______________

FLOOR AREA RATIO

    APPLICATION PROCESS

To be completed by Applicant

    1. SINGLE-STORY CONSTRUCTION/REMODEL

    (NEW CONSTRUCTION, REMODELS, AND ADDITIONS)

    a. Applicability. This process includes the following single-story new construction,

    remodels, and additions within the Residential Design and Compatibility Standards

    Ordinance Boundary Area:

    i. New Construction or Additions where:

    1. The construction is single-story, and

    2. The construction does not exceed a maximum height of 20 feet, and.

    3. The construction has a maximum ceiling height of 15 feet or less, and

    4. The construction does not require a waiver of variance from the requirements

    of the Austin Zoning Code.

     - OR

    ii. The construction is limited to interior remodeling only.

    b. ;Application Requirements:

    o Completion and submittal of information required on the Residential Application

    Checklist “A”.

    o If using setback averaging, one copy of the Contextual Site Plan showing properties

    used for averaging, with location of existing buildings and existing front yard

    setbacks identified for front yard setback averaging per the provisions of

    Subchapter F, Residential Design and Compatibility Standards, Section 2.3.

    o For new construction and additions, two full-sized sets of the building floor plans

    and exterior elevations for all facades indicating the building’s relationship to the

    site, and one reduced (8?”x11”) set of the exterior elevations. The floor-plan

    requirement may also apply to remodels per a determination by the Director or

    designee.

    2. MULTI-STORY CONSTRUCTION (NEW CONSTRUCTION AND ADDITIONS)

    a. Applicability. This process includes new construction and additions on property within the

    Residential Design and Compatibility Standards Ordinance Boundary Area that are: i. Multiple-story new construction or additions

    - OR

    ii. Single-story new construction or additions where:

    1. Construction exceeds a maximum height of 20 feet; or

    2. Construction has a maximum ceiling height of greater than 15 feet; or

    3. Construction requires a waiver or variance from any requirement of

    Subchapter F, Residential Design and Compatibility Standards.

    b. ;Application Requirements

    o Completion and submittal of information required on the Residential Application

    Checklist “A”.

    o If using setback averaging, one copy of the Contextual Site Plan showing four

    adjacent properties with location of existing buildings and existing front yard

    setbacks identified for front yard setback averaging per the provisions of

    Subchapter F, Residential Design and Compatibility Standards, Section 2.3.

    o Two copies of a Topographic Survey of property prepared and sealed by a

    Professional Land Surveyor (RPLS) registered in the State of Texas. Survey to

    indicate topographic elevations at one foot intervals on the site and high point

    elevations at 40 foot building line segments per Subchapter F, Residential Design

    and Compatibility Standards, Section 2.6. Note: Topographic survey is not required if

    proposed construction is only for adding a second story within the existing footprint of an

    existing single story residence or if the Director determines that the lot elevations do not

    vary more that 1’ across the building setback planes. The director may also waive the

    survey requirement for portions of the lot that are not buildable i.e. cliff sides & canyons, etc.

    o Two full-size and one reduced (8?”x11”) sets of sealed floor plans for the building

    and two full-size and one reduced (8?”x11”) sets of sealed building elevations for

    all facades of the building required to comply with Subchapter F, indicating the

    building’s relationship to the site and demonstrating and certifying compliance with

    Subchapter F, specifically building setback planes and buildable area. Floor plans

    and building elevations must be sealed and certified by a Texas-licensed architect,

    engineer, surveyor, or a certified building designer (American Institute of Building

    Design or Texas Institute of Building Design).

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