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Building and Standards Commission eases sanction for code violations

An Austin homeowner facing a glut of building code violations says his house was not inspected before he bought it in 2005, during the national housing bubble.   Austin’s Building and Standards Commission voted unanimously last week to give homeowner…

Standards Commission imposes hefty fine for neglected house

Austin’s Code Compliance Department is making efforts to resolve outstanding cases involving dilapidated homes, but some members of the city’s Building and Standards Commission say the department’s fines are too high, and the city should take more responsibility for homes…

Council to add 7 new members to Buildings-Standards Commission

Austin City Council members Thursday took the first steps toward a larger  Building and Standards Commission – one that would, theoretically, be able to better handle a hefty volume of building code violations.   Council members unanimously offered tentative approval…

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