A List of Very Useful Land Development Websites – City Codes, GIS, Soils, FEMA

August 7, 2011 by Patrick Byrne

During my summer internship with BIG RED DOG, I became a frequent and repeat visitor to several very useful websites. I tender the list below for your use and enjoyment.


  1. The BIG RED DOG Homepage, www.bigreddog.com
  2. City of Austin Development Assistance Homepage, http://www.ci.austin.tx.us/development/onestop/default.htm
  3. City of Austin GIS, http://coagis1.ci.austin.tx.us/website/COAViewer_dev/devviewer_disclaimer.htm
  4. City of Austin Permit Number Lookup, https://www.ci.austin.tx.us/devreview/a_queryfolder_permits.jsp
  5. City of Austin Land Development Code, http://www.amlegal.com/nxt/gateway.dll/Texas/austin/title25landdevelopment?f=templates$fn=default.htm$3.0$vid=amlegal:austin_tx
  6. Travis County Public Records, http://deed.co.travis.tx.us/
  7. Williamson County Public Records, https://deed.wilco.org/
  8. Williamson County GIS, http://www.wilco.org/CountyDepartments/GIS/tabid/454/language/en-US/Default.aspx
  9. USGS Soil Survey (Press the Green Button), http://websoilsurvey.nrcs.usda.gov/app/HomePage.htm
  10. FEMA Flood Map Lookup (Can make a FIRMette), http://www.msc.fema.gov/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/FemaWelcomeView?storeId=10001&catalogId=10001&langId=-1



Written by Patrick Byrne

Patrick Byrne

Patrick Byrne is a shareholder in BIG RED DOG and serves as a Project Manager in our Houston office. Mr. Byrne has been a project engineer on numerous site development projects throughout Houston, Katy, and South Texas. After beginning his career in central Texas, he has quickly become a go-to engineering resource for Houston site developers. His professional experience includes design preparation and permitting of commercial site development plans; including water quality and detention pond design, site investigation reports and due diligence investigations, grading, drainage, and utility plans, subdivision plats and construction documents. Patrick is a proud Purdue Boilermaker, and in fact was on the drum line for the Boiler Band. In his free time, he enjoys supporting the Houston parks systems and running along Buffalo Bayou.