Building (Permit) Inspections

Building Inspections Division
1400 Schertz Parkway, Building #1
Schertz, Texas 78154

 

Hours of Operation:
Monday – Friday
8:00AM to 5:00PM

 

General Inquiries:
Phone: 210.619.1750
Fax: 210.619.1769
Email: inspections@schertz.com

 

The Building Inspections Division is committed to the enforcement of life safety and building codes by enforcing the building, residential, electrical, energy, gas, mechanical, and plumbing codes adopted by the City through permits and inspections. 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.

 

Document & Resources:

 

Various documents, such as fees, permit and license applications, and general information, are located here:  Inspections Fee Chart, Documents & Applications.

 

 

Permitting Time Frame:

  • New Residential Construction Plan Review – 15-20 business days.
  • New Commercial Construction Plan Review – 45-60 business days.
  • All Other Miscellaneous Permits – up to 10 business days.

 

 

Inspection Request Process:

 

Inspection requests for work done on permitted projects must be requested through the online “Request an Inspection” system which can be found at schertz.com.

 

To schedule an inspection please use the following link:
Inspection Request Form.

 

For instructions on how to schedule an inspection, you can go to the City website at schertz.com under the Building Inspections Department select Document & Resources.
If you have any questions or need assistance scheduling an inspection please call 210-619-1750.

 

 

 

Construction Hours:

 

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 7:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. on weekdays, and 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 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.”

 

To report a violation after normal business hours (Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.), please contact the police department at 210- 619-1200 (non-emergency). To report a violation or file a complaint during normal business hours, please contact the Marshal’s Office at 210-619-1650 or at marshals@schertz.com.

 

 

 

Schertz Main Street Area Preservation Incentive Program:

 

In order to facilitate the preservation of historic structures to promote the economic vitality of the Main Street area as a tourist destination, the City of Schertz is offering incentives that will serve to improve existing properties and businesses within this area.

 

Matching funds up to $20,000 per property are available for the cost of renovations. The aim of the program is to protect, enhance, and preserve the historic resources and landmarks which represent distinctive element of the City of Schertz’ historic, architectural, economic, cultural, and social heritage by providing property owners an incentive for protecting their property; stabilize and improve property values; foster civic pride in the beauty and accomplishments of the past, and to promote the use of the historic structures for the culture, education, and general welfare of residents, and strengthen the economy of the city by protecting and enhancing the attractiveness of the Main Street area to residents and visitors, as well as provide support and stimulus to businesses.

 

For additional information on eligibility requirements see the following:

 

 

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