RESIDENTIAL

FAQ'S

1. DO I NEED A PERMIT TO INSTALL A FENCE?Fence-Installation-6-lg
All new fences, major repairs of an existing fence and replacement of an existing fence requires a permit. Fences are exempt if the repair is less than 10% of the total length. You can obtain a fence permit by submitting a Building Permit Application.If you are unsure whether or not a permit will be needed, contact us at 830-569-3867 ext. 226.

 
2. DO I NEED A PERMIT TO BUILD/INSTALL AN ACCESSORY STRUCTURE, SUCH AS A STORAGE SHED?
Yes, a permit is required to build or place an accessory structure greater than 100 square feet.  A Homeowner can obtain this permit by submitting a Building Permit Applicationsurvey or plat of their property, and a site plan identifying setbacks.


CARPORT IMAGE3. DO I NEED A PERMIT TO BUILD/INSTALL A CARPORT?
Yes, a permit is required to build or set a carport and   must meet building setbacks. A Homeowner can obtain this permit by submitting a Building Permit Applicationsurvey or plat, site plan identifying location of structure and setbacks, and structural/framing plan.




4. DO I NEED A PERMIT TO ADD A ROOM TO MY HOME?
All additions require a permit and Homeowners can obtain this permit BY submitting a Building Permit Application, a survey or plat, a site plan, and an engineered foundation design. Separate permits are required for trade work and can only be obtained by licensed mechanical, electrical, and plumbing contractors.


REROOF IMAGE5. DO I NEED A PERMIT TO REPAIR OR REPLACE MY ROOF?
 
Yes, a permit is required for total replacement of a roof and for repairs that are more than 10% of the total roof area. A Homeowner can obtain this permit by submitting a Building Permit Application. If there is a change in pitch, a Homeowner can also obtain this permit by submitting a pitch plan along with the Building Permit Application.





6. WHAT HOME IMPROVEMENTS ARE EXEMPT FROM PERMITS?
Cosmetic improvements such as painting your home, replacing siding, minor repairs to fascia boards, window trim, replacing your carpet, or replacing your cabinets does not require a Building Permit. If you have a question on whether or not your home improvement needs a Building Permit, please call 830-569.3867 ext. 226.

7. DO I NEED A PERMIT FOR A GARAGE SALE?
Yes, a garage sale permit can be obtained at the City Hall front desk (Utility Counter). Garage Sale permits are limited to one (1) permit per month per residential address and is valid for three (3) consecutive days. The cost of a garage sale permit is $5.00.