Code Amendments for Bedroom Window Requirements

Thank you for your interest in attending the Code Amendment for Bedroom Window Requirements stakeholder engagement.

The City of Austin seeks your feedback on proposed Code amendments that would require bedroom windows in future building projectsSeptember 2023 resolution by the Austin City Council initiated Code amendments to require access to natural light for all sleeping rooms in new buildings.

 

The resolution included proposed language for the Code amendments and directed the City Manager to bring a proposed ordinance to Council before August 2024. To fulfill this Council direction, DSD is working to incorporate new requirements into the City’s 2021 Technical Codes as quickly as possible, with plans to return proposed Code amendments to Council in April 2024. The new requirements also will be included in amendments to 2024 Technical Codes later this year.

 

This page provides information about the proposed amendments and an opportunity to provide input. Comments on this page will close March 1, 2024. Stakeholders also will have an opportunity to learn more about the proposed amendments during the following engagements: 

 

Virtual

Thursday, February 15, 2024

Noon - 1 p.m.

Zoom

 

In-Person

Thursday, February 29, 2024

6 - 7:30 p.m.

Permitting and Development Center - Event Center

6310 Wilhelmina Delco Drive

 

 

To register, please visit the pages below. To provide the best possible engagement opportunity for those present, space is limited. Please register early to participate. 

 

If you have questions about access or accommodations, please contact dsdcommunications@austintexas.gov.


Register for Virtual and In-Person Engagements

Click on the links below to learn more and register for each engagement. 

Code Amendments for Bedroom Window Requirements (In Person)

On this page you can register to attend our in-person meeting on Feb. 29, 2024, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Permitting and Development Event Center (6310 Wilhelmina Delco Dr.).

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We appreciate your feedback. Please submit your questions and/or comments here. Comments will close March 1, 2024

Closed for Comments

Timeline for Code Amendment Process(subject to change)

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January 24

Update to Building and Fire Board of Appeals

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complete
February 15

Public information/feedback session (virtual) 

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complete
February 29

Public information/feedback session (in-person)

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planned
March 27

Recommendation to Building and Fire Board of Appeals

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planned
April 4

City Council to set public hearing date

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planned
April 18

Public Hearing at City Council (possible action)