Property owners are required to obtain a permit from the City of Austin's Development Services Department (DSD) before a house or building may be torn down. In addition, residential structures over 45 years old require review by the Historic Preservation Office, and possibly the Historic Landmark Commission.
City of Austin Information
- City of Austin DSD Demolition Information (link to web page)
- City of Austin Historic Preservation Office (link to web page)
- Historic Review Process Flow Chart (PDF)