May is Building Safety Month.
This year's theme is Building Codes Save Lives. Like in
the years' past, the Development Services Department (DSD)
supports the International Code Council (ICC) with observing this
In line with Building Safety
Month, our inspectors, code enforcement officers and customer
advocate representatives participated in various activities
throughout the city, engaging the community both in the office
and at neighborhood association meetings. At the events, DSD
staff built relationships with the
community, while providing brief presentations on code
violations, permits and building safety.
In the know... BuildSA Survey
We appreciate your feedback and
find it invaluable! As you may remember, we sent out a
survey a few weeks ago asking for your input on preferred
training methods for our new Land Development online system
(BuildSA). The feedback you provided was extremely insightful.
Our goal is to make sure we
incorporate your survey requests into our training plan, ensuring
a smooth transition for our valued customers.
Your responses will not only
help guide us in preparing the training methods that will best
fit your needs, they also provide an understanding of the
features that are most important to you.
To read more about the features
you are requesting, and the online portal functions, click here.
Congratulations to our new PCTAC
On May 9, 2018, the Planning
Commission made several appointments to fill expired terms on the
Planning Commission Technical Advisory Committee
(PCTAC). Applications were accepted from mid-March to April
13; with 26 individuals applying for the positions.
Our new appointments are listed
Thank you to all who applied for
PCTAC, and a sincere welcome to our new members!
Building Permits and Inspection
Generally, warmer weather leads to
more construction of residential decks, fences, additions and
accessory sheds. In line with Building Safety Month,
be sure to know what permits and inspections are needed for your
project, and do a contractor search to ensure they are licensed.
For tips on permits, inspections and searches, visit here.
Get involved! Apply as an
alternate for the City's Zoning Board of Adjustment (BOA)
The Zoning BOA hears and decides
appeals where it is alleged there is error in any order,
requirement, decision or determination made by an administrative
official in the enforcement of the Unified Development Code
(UDC), Chapter 35 of the San Antonio, Texas Code of Ordinances. To keep reading the complete article, click here.
Introducing Easy Access
Announcing our new web page,
developed with you in mind. As a customer service enhancement,
this page offers a place where you can navigate quickly through
DSD's online tools.
With Easy Access, you can…
up for department information
·Obtain Boards and
·Find submitted permit
·Conduct a permit
·Visit the permit
For easy access to the new web page, book mark it to your