Austin Permit Service -
Expediting Permits for 34 Years.

Founded in 1984, Austin Permit Service, Inc. provides building code, fire and life safety consulting and permit processing; interfacing with the City of Austin, surrounding municipalities, and on select projects nationwide. Our proficiency has helped us develop and maintain excellent rapport with local building officials which has earned us high esteem within the development community.

Our ICC certified professionals are ready to assist you from schematic design, to permitting, through inspections and certificate of occupancy.

We offer a wide range of permitting and consultation services tailored to meet your project's individual needs.

We focus our services on:

  • Permitting
  • Building Codes
  • Entitlements

With offices in Austin and Fayetteville, we work with leading developer groups and governmental organizations around the United States. We have won awards and are recognized as innovators and dedicated contributors to both the public and private development communities.

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  • Westin Loft

    Location: 1234 W. Ridgeway

    Project Specs: $12,000

  • Hills at Tobin

    Location: 4321 N. Tobin

    Project Specs: $15,000

  • Mansion at Longoria

    Location: 666 S. Longoria

    Project Specs: $120,000

  • “Melissa has effectively and efficiently managed the permitting process on every project I have developed since the mid-1990’s. Melissa is actively involved in various City of Austin task forces and commissions in an effort to positively impact the land development process for all stakeholders. I can’t imagine developing a project without her involvement, she is a vital member of our development team.”

    Brett Denton Ardent Residential

  • “Austin Permit Service has a team spirit and quality that is hard to explain in words. Each one of the team members there knows the city dynamics and processes extremely well. They are also all very concerned about each project and will work with you to make sure that you are taken care of. There are many projects that I have been a part of that Austin Permit service has worked to eliminate problems, and allow the project to continue forward, saving both time and money.”


    Tony Keller, AIA Partner, Link Architecture

  • “I have been using Austin Permit Service as a trusted partner in our development process for over 25 years. They have the knowledge and capabilities to alert us to code or review issues before they are encountered and ultimately steer projects through the rigorous City of Austin process and always in a manner that meets our schedule.”

    Gary Mefford Castle Hill Partners (f/k/a Castlerock Partners),SIMMONS VEDDER

  • “I have had the opportunity to work with Austin Permit Service since 1984. They have repeatedly exceeded our expectations in building and land planning code interpretation and in the procurement of approvals on a wide variety project types in a number of states. Their work is expedient, their style is low key and their track record is near perfect. “

    Jim Susman AIA STG Design

  • “Lorel Hoffman worked for me as a Code Specialist in the early 1980’s. She came to my group from the City of Houston. I found her to be intelligent, diligent, and loyal. Without reservation, I recommend Austin Permit Service to all needing representation to any regulatory agency needed.” 

    Frank Ivy Deputy Building Official Retired, City of Austin

We are Austin Permit Service, the first and longest running permit agency in Austin, TX.

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Need permitting help for your project? Contact us today and we’ll get the process started for you.