Development Services
Applying for A Building Permit

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Cliff Morton Development and Business Services Center
1901 South Alamo Street
San Antonio, TX 78204

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7:45 am - 4:30 pm (Mon - Fri)
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When you find the perfect property for your proposed business it may not be ready for you to move in. If you need to make some changes to the structure, demolish a portion of it, alter the interior or expand the use of the building, you will need a building permit. It is the property owner's or tenant's responsibility to make sure a building permit is obtained when required, prior to commencing construction or demolition.

There are a few commercial projects that DO NOT require a permit:

  • Painting walls and adding floor tiling or carpeting
  • Install minor millwork and cabinetry
  • Replacing existing windows to same size and location

Building permits may be applied for by the property owner or by an agent (contractor, engineer, architect or tenant) on behalf of the owner. We provide information on the Average Time to Obtain a Building Permit to assist you with your projects.  Visit the Commercial Section to understand the process and next steps required for your project.

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