Austin City Council passed an ordinance on April 21 amending tenant notification and relocation requirements for some types of construction-related activity, such as interior remodeling, that can result in permanent displacement of tenants in a building with five or more occupied residential units.
The action updates language from the Tenant Notification and Relocation Ordinance approved in 2016. Please be aware of the new requirements when planning construction activities that could displace tenants.
Responsibilities for administering the ordinance are divided among the Development Services Department (DSD), which handles the permitting process, as well as the Housing & Planning Department (HPD) and the Austin Code Department. Like other notification requirements, the tenant notification requirement is implemented through DSD’s application review process. A team of DSD and HPD staff is reviewing impacts to ensure affected applications and procedures are updated to support compliance.