Licensing Services

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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. 
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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.
Email or visit our website to learn about the Austin Code Department's licensing programs.
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The Austin Code Department
The Austin Code Department annual report provides transparency regarding the department’s achievements as well as the financial position of the department. If you have questions about any of the content provided, please email us at  To return to the 2019 Annual Report, please click here.