Contractor Permits & Applications

  1. Inspections
  2. Contractor Registration
  3. Other Permits
  4. Signs

Building Permits

Permit applications are available during permit office business hours. Permits submitted in person are typically processed immediately and permits issued the same day. Some permits will require plan review which will delay the issuance of the permit.

Permit applications may be printed and completed prior to coming to the permit office. Follow the link for a Building Permit Application. For your convenience, you may email your completed permits to the Permit Office Email or Fax them to (210) 342-4525 for processing. Applications will be processed and available for pick-up the next business day.

Permits must be signed and filled out completely including the value of the project. The permit fee is based on the market value of the goods and services. The value of the job is the total market value of the project. Refer to the Fee Schedule for more details.

Plan Review

A site plan or survey must be submitted with a permit application for the following:
  • Accessory buildings
  • Anything anchored to the ground
  • Decks
  • Driveway approaches
  • Driveways
  • Fences
  • Gazebos
  • Green house
  • New Construction
  • Sidewalks
  • Signs
  • Swimming pools
For new construction, remodeling (interior and exterior), or additions, 3 complete sets of plans must be submitted along with a completed application. Please allow 10-15 working days for plan review.

Adopted Codes

The city has adopted the following codes in their entirety:
  • 2015 International Building Code
  • 2015 International Residential Code
  • 2015 Energy Conservation Code
  • 2015 Property Maintenance Code
  • 2015 International Fire Code
  • 2014 National Electrical Code

Asbestos Letter/Study Required

Commercial remodeling requires an asbestos letter or study submitted at the time of permitting. If  you have questions regarding the asbestos survey, please call the Texas Department of Health's Asbestos Program in Austin at (800) 572-5548 or click here to visit their website.