COMMERCIAL

FAQ'S

1. HOW DO I APPLY FOR A COMMERCIAL BUILDING PERMIT?
The business owner, agent or responsible design professional in responsible charge (RDPIRC) can apply for a building permit by completing the Building Permit Application along with 2 sets of Engineered Building Plans. If the project has site development work 3 sets of Civil Plans would have to be submitted.

Once the plans (building, civil) have been reviewed for code compliance, the General Contractor can secure the building permit if and once they General Contractor has registered with The City of Pleasanton.

Once a building permit has been obtained, construction can begin and trade permits (Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing) can be obtained as well.

 **RDPIRC can be the contractor, engineer, architect, or tenant**

2. DO I NEED A PERMIT TO REMODEL A COMMERCIAL BUILDING?
Yes, a permit is required if you are making any changes to the structure, altering the interior, changing or expanding the use or demolition of any kind. You can submit a Building Permit Application along with two (2) sets of building plans.

Demolition of a Commercial Building will require an Asbestos Survey prior to any demolition along with the Building Permit Application.

If you are unsure a building permit is required, please call 830.569.3867 ext. 226.


3. DOES THE CITY OF PLEASANTON PROCESS DBA REGISTRATIONS?
No, the City of Pleasanton does not process DBA Registrations. 

You can contact the Atascosa County Clerk at 830.767.2511 for any questions regarding your registrations.

4. WHAT ARE THE FIRST STEPS IN OPENING MY COMMERCIAL BUSINESS?
Your first steps will be to obtain a Certificate of Occupancy by submitting a Building Permit Application along with your Federal Employer Identification Number paperwork (SS
-4, FEIN, EIN), and a valid Driver's License or Identification Card. The cost of a Certificate of Occupancy is $125.00. If you are planning to open a restaurant you will have to submit a Food Establishment Permit Application, along with a Food Manager's Certificate. If you are planning to serve Alcoholic Beverages you would have to contact the City of Pleasanton's City Secretary for the Alcoholic Beverage Pre-Application Packet.

If you have any questions about Zoning and our 10 year plan for 2025 you may schedule a concept meeting with Community Development Services Department by contacting Megan Caballero at 830.569.3867 ext. 231.


5. WHEN IS A CERTIFICATE OF OCCUPANCY NEEDED?
A Certificate of Occupancy is needed when a business is going to occupy a building, tenant-space, or convert a residential property into commercial property.

To obtain a Certificate of Occupancy the business owner shall submit a Building Permit Application along their Federal Employer Identification Number paperwork (SS-4, FEIN, EIN), and a valid Driver's License or Identification Card.

Certificate of Occupancy Permits are needed to insure the Building Safety and Fire Safety of the public. The City of Pleasanton follows the 2015 Editions of the International Code Council (ICC).


6. HOW CAN I RECONNECT UTILITIES FOR A COMMERCIAL BUILDING?
Reconnecting your Utilities (Water, Sewer, Trash) will require the business owner to first obtain a Certificate of Occupancy Permit. A business owner can fill our the Customer Service Agreement and provide their Lease Agreement, or Buyer's Paperwork to the Utility Department. Once deposits are paid a service order will be created and will be submitted to the Building Inspector. The Building Inspector and Fire Inspector will perform inspections and once they are completed the utilities will be turned on.

For Electrical Utilities please contact:
AEP Texas
Karnes Electric
For Gas Utilities please contact:
Centerpoint Energy


7. IS THERE ZONING IN THE CITY OF PLEASANTON?
The City of Pleasanton does not  have zoning, but it is in our ten (10) year plan: 2025-Future Land Use Plan