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

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no permit required 

The following list of construction or remodeling projects typically do not require a permit.

  • One-story detached accessory structures used as tool and storage sheds, playhouses and similar uses, provided the floor area does not exceed 300 sq.ft.
  • Cabinets & counter tops
  • Carpeting and wood/laminate flooring
  • Painting, plastering, repairing of sheet rock, wallpapering and tiling
  • Retaining walls less than 4 ft. (See IB 171 for specific requirements)
  • Sidewalks and driveways inside your property line
  • Swings and playground equipment
  • Window repair (replacing of broken glass only)
  • Replacing of existing doors on current hinges
  • Replacing of new siding over existing siding


While the above list may not require our department’s services, if your property is located in a Historic, Neighborhood Conservation or Corridor District,  there may be restrictions on the design and materials used. For more information, please call 210.207.1111.

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