Backyard Habitat

The goal of this program is to encourage residents to create a habitat for wildlife in their backyard and become a Certified Backyard Habitat. Residents must provide food, water, shelter, and places to raise young in order to qualify for certification. Creating a backyard wildlife habitat has several benefits by providing habitat, helping water conservation, and creating an aesthetically pleasing and relaxing yard. By helping residents certify their yards the city also benefits in its goal of becoming a community wildlife habitat. Residents can apply for certification online at  Backyard consultations will be provided upon request.

Once resident have become certified backyard habitats the City will reimburse the cost of the application fee. This program is open on a first come, first serve basis.


Program Guidelines 

  1. Applicant must be a resident of Sunset Valley.
  2. Attach itemized receipts.
  3. Submit the rebate application within 30 days of completing the work.
  4. Total rebate cannot be more than the cost of the project including anticipated rebates from the City of Austin.
  5. Purchases and applications must be made within the current fiscal year that runs October 1st through September 30th. 

Please contact Public Works at (512)891-9103 if you have any questions.


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