The Austin Code Department facilitates a variety of licensing programs for our residents including:
- Lodging establishments such as: Hotels, Motels, Bed and Breakfasts and Short-Term Rentals.
- Rooming and Boarding Houses: Buildings that provide lodging for seven or more unrelated individuals.
- Private Haulers: Haulers who are paid to collect, remove, or transport waste, recycling, and/or compost.
- Boat Docks: Addressing and registering boat docks to improve visibility for public safety response on water.
In FY19, the Austin Code Department licensed 2,844 Short-Term Rental (STR) living spaces and conducted 6,456 STR inspections. Overall, the department issued a total of 5,270 licenses, which was a 20% increase compared to FY18.