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Texas Land Development Application Process

Starting September 1, 2019, Texas implemented new legislation which created a new subdivision application process that might affect your development project.


Here's what you need to know:

  1. There is now a 30 calendar day deadline for all approvals.

  2. You are required to provide a project assessment and pre-requisites prior to formally submitting an application

A Project Assessment is required for the following:

  • Regional Stormwater Management Program participation

  • Alternative Equivalent Compliance for Water Quality

  • SOS limited adjustments

  • Redevelopment exceptions;

  • Floodplain variances (administrative and Council approval)

  • Floodplain delineation when doing a study or Not using City delineation

  • Condition Letter of Map Revision and Letters of Map Revisions

  • Variances from Land Development Code requirements

  • Waivers and administrative variances from criteria, discretionary

  • Use of non-standard legal documents

  • Real estate applications (easement ROW vacations, encroachment agreements, license agreements)

  • Parkland Chapter 26

  • Cottage, Urban or Small lots in city limits that require an AMOC for Fire Department approval

  • Non-standard construction in the ROW

Prerequisites are specific approvals to be obtained before submitting an application. For more details regarding prerequisites, please check out the City of Austin's website.





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