Development Services Dept
Code Enforcement Unit
P.O. Box 839966
San Antonio, Texas
Outside: (210) 207 6000
Phone: (210) 207 7881
FAX: (210) 207 0199
On September 19, 2013, the San Antonio City Council passed the Absentee Property Owner Registration Ordinance (2013-09-19-0651). This ordinance requires all absentee property owners with two or more property maintenance violations within a 12-month period to register with the City for a period of two years. The ordinance is effective January 1, 2014.
An absentee property owner is a person with legal possession of a one-family or two-family (duplex) dwelling, who resides outside of Bexar County, Texas. Post Office Boxes are not accepted as proof of residency.
An absentee property owner is subject to the registration requirement when a second code violation is identified on the subject property within a 12-month period. Absentee property owners without code violations or with only one code violation per 12-month period are not affected.
Registration requirements for each subject property include completion of the Absentee Property Owner Application, payment of a $50.00 registration fee annually for at least two years, and designation of a local property manager or agent, who resides in Bexar County. Registered absentee property owners who remain violation-free for two years will no longer be required to register with the City.
For more information, please call 210.207.8517