Building (Permit) Inspections

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

Hours of Operation:
M-F 8:00AM to 5:00PM

Inspection Request Process Change
Effective January 3, 2017

The City of Schertz Inspections Department has implemented a new process to request an inspection. The intent of the new process is to improve our services and the communication we provide to customers. The changes will include electronic inspection requests, notifications related to receipt and scheduling of inspections as well as the outcome of the inspection (i.e. pass or fail).

To schedule an inspection please use the following link: http://mygovhelp.com/SCHERTZTX/_cs/RequestOpen.aspx?rqst=143 or 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.
The last day to submit your inspection request via email to

inspectionrequest@schertz.com or by fax will be February 1, 2017.

If you have any questions or concerns please call 210-619-1750.

Update: City Council adopted the Building Codes Ordinance 15-C-20 on 10/13/2015

 

City Council approved the first reading of the ordinance on September 29, 2015 and the final reading on October 13, 2015. View the final version for Ordinance 15-C-20.

 

General Inquiries:
Phone: 210.619.1750
Fax: 210.619.1769
Inspection Request Line: 210.619.1755
Email: inspections@schertz.com

 

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

 

The Inspection Department is responsible for various permit and inspection functions such as:

  • 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.

 

Permit Fees and Applications Information

Time Frame for:
New Residential Construction Plan Review – 5-10 business days
New Commercial Construction Plan Review – 20-45 days
All Other Miscellaneous Permits – up to 5 days

 

Document & Resources

Inspection Documents & Applications

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 am – 5 pm), 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:

Helpful External Links

Texas State Board of Plumbing Examiners