Treehouses could soon require building permits

File Image. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
File Image. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

AUSTIN (KXAN) — The Austin City Council could soon require homeowners to get a permit to build some treehouses.

“Instead of the current process, we’re asking for a simplified process to allow people to build treehouses,” said a spokeswoman for Councilman Chris Riley’s office.

Councilman Chris Riley is sponsoring the measure, saying he’d like to make it easier for people to build and have treehouses.

Council members passed a resolution Thursday that would start a permitting process for treehouses and other structures found in the public right of way, or the part of your yard along sidewalks and roads that you do not own.

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