line with the City of San Antonio Ordinance Numbers 2007-05-17-0540
and 90490, effective May 1, 2016, Development Services and Technology
surcharges of three percent each will be assessed on zoning and
note these surcharges will not be collected on any application
submitted prior to
table to the right includes the Land Development Applications subject
to Development Services and Technology surcharges.
more information, visit the Development Services and Technology
Surcharges web page.
March 24, 2016, the Development Services Department will temporarily
suspend the Electronic Plan Review (EPR) Portal for all commercial,
single-family residential, and schools within the interlocal
agreement (ILA) submittals. Please note the EPR portal will continue
to be available to submit permit applications for trees and signs.
assist the Plan Review team in meeting your timeline needs, we
request your help with the following:
commercial plan submittals and schools within the ILA that
have not received a permit, please submit two sets of paper copies to
help us start or complete your reviews. During this time, all
resubmittals need to be provided via paper copies. As a reminder, we
will need two complete sets of paper plans to issue your permit.
single-family residential submittals, we will continue to
review electronic files that have been submitted through March
23. Please provide paper copies for any resubmittals going
forward. The City will provide a paper copy of the approved
construction plans once the permit has been issued.
appreciate your help and understanding as we work to resolve
electronic submittal and plan review process concerns.
City of San Antonio Development Services Department contracts with an
independent, third-party translation service to provide Spanish
language translations for our Spanish-speaking customers. The service
is available at the various Boards and Commissions managed by our
department. The translation services are free of charge to our
customers; however, the service must be requested 48 hours in
advance. Note that IB 560 is also available in Spanish.
following IB was updated to the revise contact info:
To protect the health and safety of the general public,
the San Antonio City Council approved an ordinance amending Chapter
15, Health, of the City Code by adopting secondhand/refurbished
mattress consumer protection regulations, effective March 1, 2016.
general, any Mattress Retailer or Germicidal Treatment Provider in
the City of San Antonio must be permitted through the Development
Services Department and pay a bi-annual fee as provided by this
learn more about this Ordinance, visit the Secondhand Mattresses web page.
ICRIP Fee Waiver
Program Suspended as of March 18
Center City Development and Operations Department (CCDO) suspended
the Inner City Reinvestment and Infill Policy (ICRIP) Fee Waiver
Program on March 18, 2016 for all new fee waiver requests for the
remaining fiscal year.
program will reopen to new requests for SAWS and City fee waivers on
Oct. 1, 2016 with the new FY2017 allocation, if approved by City
More information about the ICRIP program is available online.
scope section of the IB highlights the following approvals are required
prior to submitting for a demolition permit:
Note that not all historic buildings
are on the City-zoning map and therefore may not be flagged as
historic through the building permitting software. To avoid
delays we suggest that customers contact the Office of
Historic Preservation (OHP) for a full or partial demolition of a
building, or a remodel of an existing building prior to
applying for a building permit to help determine if the property is
historic or not.
demolition procedures, requirements, and guidelines can be found in
the Part III section of IB 106 and again in IB
103 Plan Review Submittal Commercial Checklist. Both IBs
offer more detail regarding the demolition submittal requirements and
indications of when separate permits and applications are required.
As a reminder,
the demolition permit is not eligible for the department's
on-line permitting system.
To learn more
about the demolition process, visit the Demolition Contractor's
License and Permit Process brochure
and read over IB 106
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Other Department News
- Customer Comments, New Hires, Recognition, etc.
Here's what you said about us...
Donna Camacho, Senior Planner, Land Development
Donna is the best. She is respectful and always able
to find answers for me. She is a wonderful person to work with. Donna
wants to help you and really cares!
Audrey Parks, Administrative Assistant, Customer
Advocate, Plan Review
Audrey looked up information under my permit to get an
extension and directed me to someone who could immediately help me. I
appreciated her attentiveness and prompt response to my request. Very
Juanita Romero, Planner, Land Development
Once again, the Land Entitlement team provided exceptional customer
service. Juanita is an all star. We had a tight deadline and she
really went above and beyond to help us. We can't thank her and the
Robert Cigarroa, Sr. Inspector, Residential Combination
Building Inspections, Field Services
Mr. Cigarroa was professional, courteous,
knowledgeable and so helpful!
Raquel San Martin, Elida Perera, Development Services
Specialists, Plan Review
I have been building homes for 40 years in several
states and cities. The service and effort I have received by these
two employees was something that I have never seen before from
government employees. Their help and follow through was exceptional.
Sandra Gonzalez, Administrative Assistant,
Engineering and Tree Preservation, Land Development
Sandra and her team were GREAT! Everyone in the
office was full of energy and eager to help. We look forward to doing
business in the Great City of San Antonio.
Anthony Flores, Maintenance Crew Leader, Graffiti, Field
Mr. Flores contacted me directly to make sure he knew
where the graffiti was in our neighborhood and left extra door
hangers for the neighbors. The graffiti was painted over within a
week. We appreciate the hard work and the help keeping our
neighborhood looking good.
Services is recruiting for the following positions;
apply on-line at: jobs.
comments or suggestions regarding the Development Services
Newsletter, contact Kathy
City of San Antonio, Development Services,
1901 S. Alamo, San Antonio, TX 78204