July 24, 2016

Short Term Rental Inspections


We can do your City of Austin Short Term Rental (STR) Inspection. Thinking about renting your home for one of Austins many local events such as SXSW or ACL?   To obtain one of the STR Certificates, Home Owners are now required to be licensed with the City of Austin.  A State of Texas certified home inspector may complete an inspection for your application process, in lieu of obtaining a Certification of Occupancy from the city.

VACATION RENTAL LICENSINGWe do City of Austin STR Inspections

For more information about Austin Short Term Rentals please visit:  https://www.austintexas.gov/str  

A Certificate of Occupancy, or “CO” can be obtained at no cost from the City of Austin, Building Inspections Division located at: One Texas Center, 505 Barton Springs Road, 3rd Floor. If you do not have a Certificate of Occupancy, call 512-978-4000 press 2; then press 3 to request a copy.

If the City of Austin does not have a copy of the property’s Certificate of Occupancy, you have two options:  Apply for an Amnesty Certificate of Occupancy OR Pay for a Third Party STR Inspection


If you are unable to obtain a Certificate of Occupancy, you may hire a certified third-party inspector. The inspector must use this Third Party STR Inspection Checklist.

A professional inspector certified by the  Texas Real Estate Commission or a Residential Combination Inspector certified by the  International Code Council (ICC) must inspect the dwelling. The City of Austin cannot recommend an inspector for you. To locate an ICC-certified inspector, complete a Web search for “home inspectors” and then verify the inspector holds a current ICC certification. A copy of the receipt for the service must be attached to the inspection and the inspector must state the structure is safe to occupy. If there is an unsafe deficiency, a license cannot be approved until the deficiency is corrected and re-inspected by the inspector. If deficiencies are noted that do not create an unsafe condition, your license can be issued, but the items will need to be corrected. A follow-up inspection may be conducted by Code Officers and failure to correct all deficiencies can be cause for suspension or revocation of your operating license.

We can schedule you NOW!  

Our online scheduler is open 24/7.  By booking online with our automatic scheduler you will save $10 on your inspection fee.  By using this online scheduler you are scheduling an appointment that goes directly into the Home Inspectors daily schedule.

When you click the “Book Now” button below, at the end of the process, you will confirm your inspection time and date and shortly thereafter you will receive an email confirmation of your scheduled appointment information.

Call us direct or book online for an additional discount, either way, we look forward to the opportunity of serving you and your family!

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