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Old 05-03-2013, 03:32 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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Old 05-06-2013, 06:18 PM
 
Location: Richardson, TX
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To newcomers, we welcome you, one and all!

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PLEASE read and consider the questions in this post: Questions you should answer so we can better help you research austin relocation before you craft your first post.
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Old 05-13-2013, 02:41 PM
 
Location: Greater NYC
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More on Austin allergies:

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Old 06-01-2013, 01:13 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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Regulations regarding a home business:

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My neighbor runs a massage business in her home? Is there a way I can find out if she's licensed to do that? Is there an online resource for searching for Austin businesses?
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My neighbor is an accountant and does tax returns out of her home. Is there a way I can find out if she's licensed to do that? Is there an online resource for searching Austin businesses?
Both are legitimate concerns if they generate too much traffic in a residential neighborhood. Below are links to and quotes from several previous discussion threads on this topic. Note the line bolded below regarding limits on vehicular traffic.


See these City of Austin zoning requirements for a Home Business.
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http://www.ci.austin.tx.us/zoning/zoning_faq.htm

14) What are the requirements to be considered a home occupation?

Home occupations accessory to residential uses are subject to the following limitations:
  1. The home occupation must be conducted entirely within a dwelling unit which is the bona fide residence of the practitioners, or entirely within only one accessory garage building (not to include a carport).
  2. No person other than a family member who resides in the dwelling unit should participate in the home occupation on the premises.
  3. The residential character of the lot and the dwelling unit must be maintained. Neither the interior nor the exterior of the dwelling should be structurally altered so as to require compliance with nonresidential construction codes to accommodate the home occupation. No additional buildings shall be added on the property to accommodate the home occupation.
  4. The home occupation should not generate customer related vehicular traffic in excess of three vehicles per 24 hour day in the residential neighborhood.
  5. No direct selling of merchandise is allowed to occur on the premises.
  6. No equipment or materials associated with the home occupation can be displayed or stored where visible from anywhere off in the premises.
  7. The occupation must not produce external noise, vibration, smoke, dust, odor, heat, glare, fumes, electrical interference or waste run-off outside the dwelling unit or in the property surrounding the dwelling unit.
  8. No vehicle used in connection with the home occupation is allowed to be parked on the premises or on any street adjacent to the residentially zoned property.
  9. The home occupation is not permitted to be advertised by any signs on the premises, nor shall the street address of the home occupation be advertised through signs, billboards, television, radio or newspapers.
  10. No animal hospitals, animal breeding, clinics, hospitals, contractors' yards, dancing schools, junk yards, lodging house residential uses, massage parlors, restaurants, rental outlets or vehicle repair shops are permitted as home occupations.

Limits on size of commercial vehicle: http://www.city-data.com/forum/22036978-post6.html


Commercial Parking on Residential City Street
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Old 06-05-2013, 07:19 AM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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Default Roommate servies in Austin

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Google "roommate services austin" for a list. A friend used Uloop and was satisfied. Student Housing near Texas in Austin, Texas | Uloop
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Old 06-08-2013, 01:29 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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Get the latest annual traffic counts map for major roads in the Greater Metropolitan Area here CAMPO - - www.campotexas.org29

This includes Travis, Wiliamson, Bastron, Caldwell and Hays counties.
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Old 06-13-2013, 05:08 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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Construction and Residential Building Permits

Many common questions answered here: Building detached Garage (impervious cover)

City of Austin Development FAQ
FAQ | AustinTexas.gov - The Official Website of the City of Austin

See Uses and Development Standards on my property What is permitted?

Setback requirements are described under "Residential Zoning".

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The Zoning Site Development Standards are listed below. These tables do not constitute a comprehensive list of all site related regulations within the zoning or planning jurisdiction of the city. For further information, please see the Austin City Code.
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Old 06-16-2013, 11:59 AM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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Security alarm monitoring companies and costs.

Home Security: ADT/Vivant/Point, etc - what are common packages for price vs features?

New to Austin- Home Security Recommendations

Residential Security Monitoring Services in Austin Area

Local/Austin home security companies to monitor our system?

alarm companies?

why so many security systems?

ADT and any other security system recommendations?
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Old 06-27-2013, 10:51 AM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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This is a good review of what housing and other factors are like in Bastrop. So I thought it belonged in this sticky.

Bastrop -- a quick review
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Old 06-29-2013, 10:36 AM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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A useful thread regarding auto registration in Texas car registration woes
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