City Offices will be closed on Monday, February 19th in observance of Presidents Day. Inspections will not be performed on that day. Offices will reopen for regular business hours on Tuesday, February 20th. 

NEW Online Permit Processing is NOW ACTIVE!

3 Easy Steps

  • Portal Registration
  • Contractor Registration (if required)
  • Permit Submittal, Review, Payment & Issuance
Graphic Link for SmartGov Portal

Use the Portal Link to access the new permitting software system. Create an account and apply for a contractor registration, if applicable. After the account registration is approved, application for a permit(s) can be submitted through the portal. If already registered in the old permitting system, the registration fee for the new system will be waived. 

PORTAL HELPLINE  ---  210-330-6517

For questions or technical support, please contact Lilly Llamas at 210-330-6517, the designated Portal Helpline. If no answer, please leave a voicemail to receive a return call. 

**** Customers that have an active permit issued in the old system should continue to call in inspections via the Inspection Request Phone Line at 210-659-0333, ext. 444 ****


Note to contractors and homeowners: Contractors and homeowners need to be aware of the 2021 Code requirement for the installation of Carbon Monoxide Alarms. This requirement applies to plumbing, mechanical and electrical contractors as well. Click here to see a primer on the requirement.

Permits are required for the following prior to commencing work:

  • Structural
  • Framing - all types
  • Fireplaces
  • Plumbing – including excavation and/or trenching of water, sewer and/or gas service systems; water heaters and water softener systems.
  • Electrical
  • Mechanical
  • Fire suppression sprinklers and stand pipes
  • Lawn irrigation systems – including installation and/or replacement of double check valves, backflow prevention assemblies, pressure reduction valves, etc.
  • Swimming pools, above and in ground type; and spas
  • Fences – new installation and/or replacement
  • Signs
  • Paving/Parking Lot Modifications - includes overlays and striping
  • Construction trailer office
  • Accessory buildings – includes storage sheds, new installation or relocating an existing shed; greenhouses, gazebos, bath/pool houses
  • Decks
  • Retaining Walls
  • Gas Tanks – installation and/or removal
  • Curb cuts
  • Street cuts
  • Fire Hydrants
  • Flood Plain Construction or Modification
  • Flatwork (concrete) includes free standing slabs, patios, curbs, sidewalks and/or driveways
  • Patio covers and enclosures including sunrooms
  • Roofing – installation and or replacement
  • Solar Panels
  • Skylights
  • Siding, soffit, fascia
  • Window replacement
  • Brick/Masonry Mail Boxes
  • Moving
  • Blasting
  • Burning
  • Tents
  • Mobile Home Parks

For any permits not specifically listed above, please contact the Development Services Department at (210) 659-0333 to inquire.

Permit Fee Schedule

 Class Type A $85 
    - Street Sign Banner; Fence; Mechanical;
      Window Replacement; Annual Health Pool
      Permit-Commercial, Per Pool; Permit Renewal,
      Per Trade, Per Inspection; Reinspection Fee, 
      Per Trade; Roof; Water Softener      
Class Type B $110
     - Plumbing; Pool Above-Ground; Electrical; 
       Flatwork; Demolition; Siding; Floodplain 
       Development; Subsequent Residential Plan
       Review Fees, Per Review; Temporary Use
       (Conex, construction trailers, etc.)
Class Type C $175
     - Utility; Boring; Patio Enclosure/Sunroom;
        Fire Alarm; Foundation; Solar Residential
Class Type D $225  
     - Spa; Sign; Accessory Structure; Deck and/or
        Cover; Moving; Patio and/or Cover; Retaining
        Wall; Subsequent Commercial Plan Review
        Fees, Per Review; No Permit: Per Trade, Per 
        Day; No Inspection: Per Trade, Per Day; No 
        Certificate of Occupancy: Per Day; Irrigation
        & Backflow; Solar Commercial

Class Type E $425
     - Building Safety Inspection/Commercial CO 
       Only; Telecom/Internet/Cable; Fire Suppression;
       Pool In-Ground; Residential Add/Alterations 
Class Type F $1,000
     - Commercial Add/Alterations (Remodel); New
        Commercial Shell Only; Commercial Parking
        Garage with or w/out a building; Apartment/Condo
        Rec Center/Club House/Office, Per Building (see
        Fee Class E for apartment pool); Apartment/Condo
        Laundry Room, Per Building; Commercial Finish 
        Out Only
Class Type G $3,500
     - New Residential Construction  
Class Type H $5,000
     - New Commercial Construction with Finish Out; 
       Apartments/Condo, Per Building
Note 1: Fees do not include connection fees, impact fees,
             other outside agency impact fees, or scan fees
Note 2: Initial Plan Review and Initial Inspection Fees 
             included in price. Subsequent plan reviews and 
             re-inspections will be assessed an additional fee
Note 3: Fee does not include the required fire suppression
             or fire alarm permits
Note 4: Duplex/4-Plex/Townhomes: 1st permit = $3,500;
             each additional unit in building = $2,600 (see other
             notes as well) 
Note 5: For any item not specifically included in the preceding 
             schedule, Development Services shall establish a fee
             consistent with the level established by the schedule 
             and the applicant shall be so advised

Permit Fee Refund Policy
All permit fee refund requests will be reviewed by the Development Services Director. Any permit fee refund issued shall deduct 15% of the permit fee amount with a maximum fee of $50.00, per Ordinance 361-Z-2019.