Texas AG Says Austin's Building Permits Limit Likely Void

Law360, Dallas (December 11, 2012, 2:12 PM EST) -- City rules in Austin, Texas, that set expiration dates on building permits and project site plan approvals probably violate a state law intended to protect developers and are void, the Texas attorney general’s office said in an advisory opinion Monday.

The opinion, which came in response to a request from Texas' House Committee on Land and Resource Management, found the building ordinances likely contradict a provision of the Local Government Code designed to stop land-use regulators from changing the rules governing development projects in the middle...
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