Inspections, Permits & Licenses
The Building Inspections Team assures life safety and building codes by enforcing the building, residential, electrical, energy, gas, mechanical, and plumbing codes adopted by the City. The division is responsible for the following:
- Issuing permits for all construction in the City
- Performing inspections for all construction in the City
- Issuing Contractor Licenses for all contractors working in the City
- Providing support and enforcement of the City’s Unified Development code in cooperation with Planning and Zoning
- Investigating and resolving complaints regarding alleged code violations
- Conducting plan review of all proposed construction within the city limits and extraterritorial jurisdiction (ETJ) as applicable
- Assists departments with enforcement of city regulations and ordinances pertaining to Planning, Health, Engineering, Public Works, Parks and Recreation, Fire and the Marshal’s Office
Building Permit Application & Fee Information
Find documents, such as fees, permit and license applications, and general information, online.
Inspection Request Process
Inspection requests for work done on permitted projects must be requested through the online “Request an Inspection” system.
Permitting Time Frame
- New Residential Construction Plan Review: 15 to 20 business days
- New Commercial Construction Plan Review: 45 to 60 business days
- All Other Miscellaneous Permits: Up to 10 business days
According to Ordinance 13-H-51, Section 54-14 (8): “Commercial contractors are prohibited from the erection (including excavation), demolition, alteration or repair work on any building or structure other than between the hours of 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. on weekdays, and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturdays. Commercial contractors are prohibited from outdoor work involving erection (including excavation), demolition, alteration or repair work on unoccupied structures on Sundays. An exception can be made in case of urgent necessity in the interest of public safety and convenience, and then only by written permit from the city manager or his/her designee, which permit may be renewed by the city manager or his/her designee, during the time the emergency exists. All special requests must be submitted in writing.”
Report a Complaint
If you'd like to report a complaint during regular business hours of Monday through Friday, between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Call the Schertz Marshal’s Office at 210-619-1650.
To report a complaint after regular business hours, on weekends or weekdays after 5 p.m. and before 8 a.m. call the Schertz Police Department (non-emergency line) at 210-619-1200.
DOCUMENT & RESOURCES
Various documents, such as fees, permit and license applications, and general information, are located on the Inspections Fee Chart, Documents and Applications page.