Welcome to the Tree Landscaping and Irrigation review team. We assist in insuring that San Antonio not only keeps its beautiful and unique character, but also retains its environmental integrity as the City makes way for new development. These ordinances are enforced by the City of San Antonio’s Development Services Department.
The Landscape Ordinance went into effect January 9, 1994 and applies to commercial development. It was revised on January 7, 2002 and amended on March 4, 2003. The primary purpose of the ordinance is to increase the attractiveness of commercial developments and reduce their negative environmental impact while adding property value.
2005 Landscape Ordinance
Landscape Plan Submittal Requirements
The City of San Antonio Irrigation Standards were implemented on January 7, 2002, and amended April 4, 2002. The primary purpose of the ordinance is to establish best management practices for adoption by irrigation designers and contractors for the purpose of promoting urban water conservation through efficient design, installation and consumer education.
2002 Irrigation Ordinance
Irrigation Plan Submittal Requirements
The Tree Preservation Ordinance went into effect March, 1997 for commercial and May 1, 1997 for residential development. San Antonio Tree Preservation Ordinance is effective throughout San Antonio and its extraterritorial jurisdictional area (ETJ). The ordinance was adopted by City Council on March 13, 2003.
1997 Tree Ordinance
2003 Tree Preservation
2006 Tree Preservation Amendments
Tree Preservation Plan Submittal Requirements
Forms you may need for Tree Preservation, Landscape, & Irrigation:
Tree Inventory Spreadsheet
Tree Removal Permit
Recommended Plant List for San Antonio
Invasive Plants for Central Texas
Small Tree Species
Use of excess tree canopy for mitigation
Tree Protection Details
Tree Protection Notes
Development Services Department - Permit Process
Assistant City Arborist
Plans Examiner Commercial Plan Review
Plans Examiner II
Commercial Plan Review
Plans Examiner I
Residential Plan Review
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