The Land Use Review Division reviews and permits site plan and subdivision applications for compliance with Chapters 25 and 30 of the Land Development Code.
The site plan and subdivision review process follows administrative procedures set forth by state law and/or local code requirements. Most of Austin's development regulations are codified in the City Code, Technical Criteria Manuals, and Standard Details and Specifications.
Site Plan and subdivision applications are reviewed for requirements which include zoning, design standards, subdivision, drainage/floodplain, water quality, transportation, environmental review, erosion control, and mitigation and/or protection of protected or heritage trees. Review of plans is also coordinated with other city departments such as Austin Energy, Austin Water Utility, Austin Fire, Department of Public Works, Right-of-Way (ROW), Utility Coordination, and Accessibility. In addition, reviews are coordinated with agencies such as the county, school districts, Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ), Capital Metro and Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT).