Boat Dock and

Bulkhead Permits

Land Use


Restaurant & bar


Welcome to Permit Partners

Austin's #1 permitting firm understands your needs. We are a unique project management firm focused on building permitting as well as land development consulting.

Services Offered:

  • Residential New Construction Permits
  • Remodeling Permits
  • Addition Permits
  • Deck Permits
  • McMansion Plan Review Services
  • Boat dock and Bulkhead Permits
  • Commercial Tenant Finish-Out Permits
  • Commercial Shell Permits
  • Quick Turn Around Permits
  • Demolition Permits
  • Multi-Family Unit Building Permits – New Construction
  • Bars
  • Restaurants
  • New Construction
  • Remodels
  • TABC
  • South by Southwest Music Festival (SXSW)
  • Austin City Limits Music Festival (ACL)
  • Republic of Texas Motorcycle Rally (ROT Rally)
  • Old Pecan Street Festival
  • Single day sound permits
  • Life Safety Permits
  • Notice of Violations
  • Illegal Uses
  • Non-Compliant Footprints
  • Expired Permits
  • Zoning changes
  • Land Subdivisions
  • Easement Vacations
  • Due Diligence reports
  • Land Development Code interpretations
  • Vested Rights / Chapter 245 / HB 1704 issues

How does it work?

We are the #1 building permit processing and land development entitlement firm in Austin, Texas. We are considered a one-stop real estate entitlement firm since our array of services includes residential and commercial permitting, zoning and subdivision cases, bar and restaurant permitting, festival permitting, due diligence reports, boat dock and Lake Austin related permitting, and more….. So what sets us apart from others? Our unique project management approach ensures we are constantly monitoring your project – clients love communication and we recognize that! We have long lasting relationships with staff and knowledge of their decisions that we will utilize in your favor. And we are very organized, easy to find, and easy to work with. And last but not least, we win. Plain and simple!


  • Rosie Weaver
    Rosie Weaver, Central Austin

    Permit Partners went above and beyond in their efforts to help us get a variance for our front-yard playground. David pursued our case through practically every office in the city. Meanwhile, he communicated promptly with us and kept code-enforcement informed. There is no way we could have gotten this variance…

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  • Sarah Bullock Mcintyre
    Sarah Bullock Mcintyre, Austin Design Professional

    Thank you, thank you, thank you, David. Without your guidance, manpower and iron fist, we would not have gotten through this arduous process. Your participation is undoubtedly the ONLY reason we now have a permit in hand.

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  • Keri Krupp
    Keri Krupp, Central Austin

    David was instrumental in getting our approved by the City of Austin. After numerouse meetings over a 6 month span, David never had a doubt that we wouldn’t have our (building) permit in hand at the end of the (variance and Mcmansion appeal) process. David was knowledgeable about City ordinances,…

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  • Rich
    Rich, Central Austin

    Hiring David was one of the best decisions we have ever made. After construction began on our new home in Central Austin, a mistake was discovered on our survey and we found we had inadvertently built into our 5′ setback. Never having built a home before, we quickly hired David…

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  • Rob Adams
    Rob Adams, Director of Venture Labs, UT McCombs School of Business

    I got the run around from the City of Austin on some 20 year old permitting issues, trying by myself and with my contractor to get them cleared up for 18 months involving endless meetings that went nowhere and endless frustration. David came in, prepared the case, did the work,…

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  • Krish Michaels
    Krish Michaels, Shoal Creek Blvd Austin, TX

    My experience with the city of Austin residential permitting was an absolute nightmare for over a month. Within 48 hours of hiring Permit Partners they fixed the problem and had new permits delivered to the job site. Even after delivering the new permits the city continued to harass me, yet…

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  • Marie Kosta
    Marie Kosta, FGI Services / Dynamic Manufacturing Solutions

    We were having trouble navigating the City of Austin permit process; within a few days of hiring Permit Partners, our electrician was able to pull the necessary permit. Permit Partners provided us with step by step instructions on what was necessary to obtain the permit and our electrician got the…

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  • Michael Chang
    Michael Chang, Owner, Al Forno Slices and Pies

    David’s knowledge of the permit process allowed me to attain my permits, finish construction, and open my restaurant on time. For anyone who has been through the permitting process, it is an equally frustrating and time-consuming event that can delay your plans for weeks or months. DCI Permitting offers an…

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  • Stephen Marsaglia
    Stephen Marsaglia, Region Manager, All-Tex Exteriors

    In early 2010 we chose David Cancialosi at DCI Permitting to perform all of our permitting for the I-35 corridor that includes Temple, Austin and San Antonio. He is extremely efficient in producing permits for our projects both commercial and residential. He has had to work with our clients on…

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  • Trey Allen
    Trey Allen, Owner AusTex Renovations LLC

    I hired David on the first project I started in Austin. We are a custom home builder and David’s assets were proven to be an invaluable resource to our business. As a young builder in Austin, David’s ideals proved to be very in line with my own. He is an…

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  • Dierk McWilliams
    Dierk McWilliams, Construction Loan Officer, Stock Loan Services LLC

    To Whom It May Concern: “I was having a problem getting the City of Austin to issue new building permits after I Foreclosed on a Condo. project. The original permits were issued prior to McMansion but expired prior to finishing the project. In order to continue we were required to…

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  • Ronnie Dittmar
    Ronnie Dittmar,

    David helped me with a complicated permit for a renovation to convert (an illegal triplex) to a duplex. He was knowledgeable and responsive to questions, he talked with city staff in regard to code enforcement, gave me a good assessment of the process, and secured the permit. As the project…

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  • Scott Bader
    Scott Bader,

    David helped us get variance approval for our residential project. His initial consult helped us decide to move forward with the variance process. David was professional and courteous, and always quick to respond to phone messages, emails, texts, etc. He would make a point to keep us updated on his…

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  • Lance Morris
    Lance Morris, The Weitzman Group

    David Cancialosi helped navigate the platting process much quicker that I could ever have done alone, shaving weeks off the process. I am quick to recommend David’s company for anyone working through the City of San Marcos development process

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  • Ann C. Lang
    Ann C. Lang,

    Having already experienced trying to get a from the city for a detached carport and unsuccessfully going to the variance board, the mere thought of going down to the city permit office again was unconscionable. I was so lucky I found David and DCI Permitting & Land Consulting. David was…

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  • Inayat Fidai
    Inayat Fidai, President, ZIF Holdings, Inc.

    ZIF Holdings, Inc. retained David to modify a restrictive covenant placed on our property almost 40 years ago. There was significant opposition from the neighborhood association for over 6 months, but David did not give up and fought to the very end. He represented our interests at several neighborhood meetings,…

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  • Michael Grish
    Michael Grish, Architect, Owner, The Green House Studio

    To Whom It May Concern, David Cancialosi and I worked together on a residential project that required detailed knowledge of the permit review process, and the people involved. Navigating the City of Austin’s permitting center, while complying with new rules such as the McMansion Ordinance is no simple task. David,…

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  • A. Gwin
    A. Gwin, Austin, TX

    David’s knowledge of the City of Austin’s permitting process proved to not only be invaluable, it was complimented by his reliable follow up, professionalism and acuity. He was hired after attempts to navigate the residential permitting process resulted only in frustration and time lost on the project. David visited our…

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  • Lee Ann Cottom
    Lee Ann Cottom, Property/Business Owner, Austin, TX

    David was recommended by a local business that was similar to the one I was proposing to open. Upon hiring David he performed due diligence that resulted in a clear understanding of a complex site planning process that we needed to achieve prior to implementing our mobile vending site. He…

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  • Jill Crecelius
    Jill Crecelius, Owner, Solis Real Estate Group Austin, TX

    David Cancialosi is an extremely knowledgeable Development Consultant who has proven to be an invaluable resource for my clients with City of Austin zoning and permit concerns. His responsiveness and personable nature make him great to work with.

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  • Shaun Hillin
    Shaun Hillin,

    I hired David to manage my variance process through the city of Austin for a proposed garage apartment remodel. We encountered significant opposition from the neighborhood association, but David represented our interests at several neighborhood meetings as well as maintaining contact with all interested parties leading up to the actual…

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  • Brian Lorenz
    Brian Lorenz, AICP, LEED AP | WD Partners, Ohio, USA

    DCI expedited our building permit for a major remodel project in Austin, Texas. The turn around time was very quick. Upon completion, all permits and red-stamped plans were returned to our Ohio office in a professional manner. In addition, DCI worked with us to resolve several outstanding issues at the…

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  • Julian Toufic Chahin
    Julian Toufic Chahin,

    David was very informative about the necessary steps to get approval on my project, and was willing to take the time to answer any of my questions at each step.

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  • Paul K. Johnson
    Paul K. Johnson,

    I own an older home in the Bouldin Creek Neighborhood that needed expired permits from the mid-90′s “cleared” prior to seeking retroactive permits for construction that had already been completed. David’s knowledge of the residential permitting, and more specifically, the city’s McMansion Ordinance, was crucial to getting all expired permits…

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  • Fred Trudeau
    Fred Trudeau, General Manger, Leif Johnson Ford of Austin, TX

    We hired David to perform a due diligence project relating to right-of-way and sign issues as a result of city of Austin Code Enforcement and Texas Dept. of Safety enforcement actions against our properties. His work allowed us to avoid any future enforcement actions from the city or the state…

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  • Rob Morgan
    Rob Morgan, Sunbelt Pools of Plano, Texas

    We hired DCI to expedite our commercial pool permit for the new Four Seasons Residences project in Austin, Texas. David effectively navigated the multi-layered review process at the Health and Industrial Waste departments. He was responsive to our questions and an effective interface with city staff as he coordinated information…

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  • Martin Thomen
    Martin Thomen, Central Austin Resident

    David represented a client who was seeking a residential setback variance in my neighborhood. There was significant neighborhood opposition but David presented all the facts at a neighborhood meeting and walked the property with interested neighbors to point out how the property owner intended to remodel the garage into a…

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