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There are many home owners that are very handy when it comes to doing renovations or upgrades around the home and yard. We receive a lot of calls from people asking if they can do a certain job around their home or do they have to hire a contractor. If a property owner is homestead (exemptions can be viewed on the Bexar county website www.bcad.org) he/she is authorized to do work on their home and property. We will verify homestead exemption status or application status for homestead exemption before a permit is issued. Inspections and approval in accordance with local, city or municipal ordinances will still be adhered to. Basically, the city’s position will be the same for the homeowner and the contractor. The same information will be required to pull permits such as drawings and plats showing pertinent information. The permits for both the homeowner and the contractor will need to have the same required inspections for the project at hand. It is our goal to provide the citizens the best possible customer service possible and to help protect their investment – their home. Keep in mind there are several cosmetic projects that don’t require a permit. If a home owner is told by a contractor that they don’t need a permit and you need verification of that information, please feel free to call our office with your questions.

Do I Need A Building Permit?

Our number is 210-653-9140 ext. 2244 and we are open Monday through Friday from 8:00 to 5:00 with a one hour lunch between 12:00 and 1:00.

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