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

Phone:
210.207.1111

Hours:
7:45 am - 4:30 pm (Mon - Fri)
Closed on City Holidays

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Codes & Ordinances Overview

Development in the City of San Antonio requires conformance with all adopted building codes, land use regulations and the City's design and construction standards.

On June 21, 2018, San Antonio City Council approved the adoption of the 2018 International Code Council (ICC) Building-related, Fire and Property Maintenance codes with local amendments, with an effective date of October 1, 2018.

Download the Short-Term Rental Online User Registration Guide

The City Council approved the Short Term Rental Ordinance on November 1, 2018.  The ordinance went into effect immediately with the exception that a permit through Development Services would not be required until February 11, 2019.  If you own or operate a Short Term Rental, and you have not done so already, you should set up an account with the City’s Finance Department to pay your applicable Hotel Occupancy Taxes.  There is a link to the City Finance Department below.  Please note that the Short Term Rental Ordinance applies only to Short Term Rentals inside the City Limits of San Antonio.

APPROVED SHORT TERM RENTAL ORDINANCE

Short Term Rental Permit Report

Short Term Rental (STR) Application Documents:

Sample Floorplan
Indoor Notification Template
Permit Application Checklist
Permit Application
Short Term Rentals Ordinance Fact Sheet
Hotel Occupancy Tax (HOT) Fact Sheet
Short Term Rental (STR) Presentation 12-15-2018

Please do not hesitate to contact us with questions:

Zenon Solis at 210.207.7796

Debora Gonzalez at 210.207.3074

For questions regarding Hotel Occupancy Tax (HOT), please contact the City's Finance Department at: (210) 207-8667

Useful Links:

 

 

The following 2018 ICC Building-related, Fire and Property Maintenance codes and the 2017 National Electrical Code with local amendments, were approved effective October 1, 2018:


2018 International Building Code, IBC
2018 International Existing Building Code, IEBC
2018 International Residential Code, IRC
2018 International Fire Code, IFC
2018 International Mechanical Code, IMC
2018 International Plumbing Code, IPC
2018 International Fuel Gas Code, IFGC
2018 International Energy Conservation Code, IECC
2017 National Electrical Code, NEC
2018 San Antonio Property Maintenance Code (based on the 2018 International Property Maintenance Code)

Refer to the links below for 2018 Codes:

Code Interpretation

The Building and Fire related codes are updated every three years. During those update periods, there are often questions concerning how the City is interpreting the actual Code or the Rules.

Go to Code Interpretations to see if your question has been addressed.  To obtain a Code Interpretation see IB 115 on How to Request a Code Interpretation.

Forms & Applications:

Resources:

In March 2017 Councilmember Roberto Trevino, District 1, issued a City Council Consideration Request (CCR) for City staff to explore the development of a program to ensure the safety of all residents of senior and/or disabled residential housing facilities. The program should provide for periodic, regular and adequate inspections with a goal of preventing or minimizing public health dangers and risks for residents living in these types of residential housing facilities.

Comments and recommendations made either through meetings or submitted through email will be posted here. Please be clear on each recommendation and its basis.

Please submit comments by email to:
Phil Laney, Senior Special Projects Manager, Phil.Laney@sanantonio.gov or  call 210-207-0350

For Media inquiries, please contact: 
Ximena Copa-Wiggins, Public Relations Manager, Ximena.Copa-Wiggins@sanantonio.gov or call 210-207-0221

Comments
Stakeholder Comments - May 16, 2018
Stakeholder Comments - June 28, 2018 

Meetings

General Meetings
o May 3, 2018 - 1 to 2:30 p.m.
o May 16, 2018 - 1 to 2:30 p.m.
o June 8, 2018 - 1 to 3 p.m.
o June 28, 2018 - 1 to 3 p.m.
o August 3, 2018 - 1 to 3 p.m.
o August 24, 2018 - 1 to 3 p.m.
o September 14, 2018 - 1 to 3 p.m.
o October 19, 2018 - 2 to 4 p.m. (Training Room B, 2nd Floor, 1901 S. Alamo)
o November 30, 2018 - 1 to 3 p.m.
o January 11, 2019 - 2 to 4 p.m.
o March 1, 2019 - 2 to 4 p.m. 
        o      April 12, 2019 - 2 to 4 p.m.

Meetings will be held in the 1st Floor Tobin Room at the DSD Building, located at 1901 S. Alamo, unless otherwise noted.

Boards and Committees
Community, Health & Equity – TBD
City Council Consideration - TBD

Documents
Senior Independent Care Inspection Program - Draft Proposal 6.0
Senior Living Facilities Meeting Agenda - March 1, 2019
Senior Living Facilities Policy Concern & Action - March 1, 2019
Senior Independent Care Inspection Program - Draft Proposal 5.0 Senior Independent Care Inspection Program - Draft Proposal 4.0 Senior Independent Care Inspection Program - Draft Proposal 3.0 Senior Independent Care Inspection Program - Draft Proposal 2.0 Senior Living Facilities Meeting Agenda - August 3, 2018 Senior Independent Care Inspection Program - Draft Proposal Senior Living Facilities Proactive Inspection Program Options - June 28, 2018 Senior Living Facilities Presentation - June 8, 2018 Bedbug Policy for HUD Multifamily Housing - US HUD Bedbug Prevention Guidelines - US Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD) Senior Living Facilities Meeting Agenda - June 8, 2018 Senior Living Facilities Meeting Agenda - May 16, 2018 CCR on Senior Living Facilities – March 20, 2017
Senior Living Facilities General Meeting Presentation – May 3, 2018
San Antonio Property Maintenance Code - City Code Chapter 6
Boarding Homes Ordinance - City Code Chapter 16
Mobile Living Parks Ordinance Update - City Code Chapter 18


Please do not hesitate to contact us with questions.

On December 6, 2018, the City Council continued their commitment of supporting and maintaining the Military’s Mission in San Antonio by passing an ordinance to protect and preserve Martindale Army Air Field on the City’s far east side.  The ordinance establishes a Military Lighting Overlay District (MLOD) within five miles of the boundaries of Martindale in order to protect night time training missions from the negative effects of light pollution.  The ordinance also establishes a Military Sound Attenuation District (MSAO) within one-quarter of a mile from the flight training path of helicopters utilizing the base.  Development Services staff, along with the Office of Military Affairs, worked in partnership with and at the request of the Texas Army National Guard to get these ordinances passed with the goal of both reducing the impact to the base from adjacent development and reducing the impact to neighbors of noise generated from the base’s training missions.  These measures will help to ensure that the vital training missions at Martindale remain in place, and are part of a broader commitment by the City of San Antonio to remain Military City USA.

Martindale MSAO Boundary
Martindale Military Overlay District (MLOD-3)

Military Lighting Overlay District (MLOD) and Dark Sky Policy Evaluation


WHAT IS DARK SKY/MLOD?

The Dark Sky denotes a place where the darkness of the night sky is reasonably free of interference from artificial light to reduce light pollution. Dark Sky lighting is lighting provided where it is needed, while reducing unnecessary scattered light and glare. Dark Sky focuses on only using as much light as is needed and when it is needed.

The advantages of reducing light pollution include an increased number of stars visible at night, reducing the effects of light on the environment, and cutting down on energy usage. Scientific studies have shown that light pollution, the inappropriate or excessive use of artificial light negatively impacts the environment, human health, military nighttime activities, and is wasting energy and financial resources. Thousands of cities across the world have adopted codes as a tool for a community to use to control light pollution, including glare, light trespass and skyglow.
 
To further the Military’s Mission, and as a part of the Dark Sky initiative, the Development Services Department, in consultation with the Office of Sustainability, developed an ordinance to modify and modernize the Military Lighting Overlay Districts.  This ordinance also directed staff to initiate rezoning of properties within 5 miles of Lackland Air Force base to add the MLOD, and to rezoning  the exiting MLOD-1 area within 5 miles of Camp Bullis.  Additional information on these initiatives will be released at a later date.  You can review the full ordinance here:  MLOD Ordinance 2018-02-08-0079   

MLOD Ordinance Implementation
Public Meeting Information for Camp Bullis Area MLOD rezoning:

1st Public Meeting - Holy Trinity Catholic Church Banquet Hall, 20523 Huebner Rd., Monday, August 20, 2018, 6:00 - 7:30 PM

2nd Public Meeting - Clark High School Auditorium, 5150 De Zavala Road, Tuesday, August 28, 2018, 6:00 - 7:30 PM


Documents
Camp Bullis Community Meeting Presentation Lackland Community Meeting Presentation
Proposed Lackland MLOD Area
Proposed Camp Bullis MLOD Area
MLOD Frequently Asked Questions

Visit the City of San Antonio Office of Sustainability website at http://www.sanantonio.gov/sustainability/DarkSkyPolicyEvaluation for more detailed information on this program.

 

The Habitat Compliance Form (HCF) is submitted by developers for applicable development applications and the form is forwarded by City Staff to the U.S Fish and Wildlife Service (USFW), Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD), and the Military for consideration.  The HCF is intended to be a communication tool which provides notification of development activity within the jurisdiction of the City of San Antonio to these agencies.  The City is pre-empted by state law from enforcing the Endangered Species Act, as such, the HCF is not meant to imply the City’s concurrence with biological studies or surveys, or that a project is in compliance with the Endangered Species Act; rather, the form is intended to provide information to USFW, TPWD, and the Military so that they can enforce the Endangered Species Act according to their policies and procedures.  It is important to note that since the HCF was created in 2009, the form has not been updated.

 It has been nearly nine years since the HCF was created.  Recently, city staff has identified and been made aware by USFW, registered biologists, neighborhoods, and the development community that the form lacks clarity, is difficult to understand, and can result in confusion.  Because of these issues, and the length of time since the adoption of the HCF, City Staff has convened a task force in order to solicit feedback from the development community, registered biologists, neighborhoods, USFW, TPWD, the Military, and other applicable stakeholders, in order to propose improvements to the form and process so that the intended communication efforts are effective.

Task Force Members and Timeline

Upcoming Meetings:
March 13, 2019 - Planning Commission Consideration
April 11, 2019 - City Council Consideration


Documents:
Habitat Compliance Form edits 02-26-19 (Red and Blue)
Habitat Compliance Form edits 02-26-19
Information Bulletin 520 - Habitat Compliance Form 
Information Bulletin 520 Final edits
Habitat Compliance Form Ordinance 2009-08-20-0652
Habitat Compliance Form Flowchart
Habitat Compliance Form
Habitat Compliance Form w/Task Force edits 12-19-2018
Habitat Compliance Form w/Task Force edits 12-10-2018
Habitat Compliance Form w/Task Force edits 11-27-2018
Golden Cheek Warbler Area (GCWA) Habitat Map
Golden Cheek Warbler Permit Holders 07-30-2018





Proposed Gun Safety UDC Amendments Timeline and Taskforce

In May 2018 the School and Firearm Safety Action Plan was issued by the Governor.  COSA staff briefed the City Council Public Safety Committee on the Governor’s Action Plan in June 2018; the Committee directed staff to evaluate and recommend measures to reduce gun violence. In September 2018, COSA staff returned to Public Safety Committee and proposed recommended action to include Unified Development Code Amendments.  A diverse taskforce consisting of the development community, industry leaders, concerned citizens, and advocacy groups has been assembled to discuss a possible Unified Development Code amendment to better define gun sales and where guns can be sold.

Local Government Code Chapter 229
Proposed Gun Sales UDC Amendment

Timeline:

  • October/November 2018 - Conduct research; draft language; coordinate with DSD, CAO, SAPD
  • November/December 2018 - Task Force
  • Early January 2019 - Public meetings
  • Late January/ Early February 2019 - Board and commission meetings
  • Late February 2019 - B Session/Public Safety Committee
  • March 2019 - City Council consideration to adopt the proposed changes

Taskforce Meeting Dates & Locations:

  • December 13, 2018, 9:00 am, Training Room B, 1901 S Alamo Street, San Antonio (Cliff Morton Business and Development Center)
  • January 11, 2019, 3:00 pm, Board Room,  1901 S Alamo Street, San Antonio (Cliff Morton Business and Development Center)
  • January 25, 2019, , 9:00 am, Board Room, 1901 S Alamo Street, San Antonio (Cliff Morton Business and Development Center)
  • February 1, 2019, 9:00 am, Board Room, 1901 S Alamo Street, San Antonio (Cliff Morton Business and Development Center)  CANCELLED
  • February 6, 2019, 9:00 am, Boardroom, 1901 S Alamo Street, San Antonio (Cliff Morton Business and Development Center) 
  • February 22, 2019, 9:00 am, Board Room, 1901 S Alamo Street, San Antonio (Cliff Morton Business and Development Center) (if needed) 

Documents
ATF Licensed Firearm Retailers within C3 Zoning
CoSA Schools
Public Safety Meeting Minutes 09-26-18
Public Safety Meeting Agenda 09-26-18
Summary of Licensed ATF Retailers by Council District
Gun Sales Amendments - Draft
Gun Safety Task Force Presentation on Local Government Code

Maps
CoSA ATF Locations - All Districts
CoSA ATF Locations - CC District 1
CoSA ATF Locations - CC District 2
CoSA ATF Locations - CC District 3
CoSA ATF Locations - CC District 4
CoSA ATF Locations - CC District 5
CoSA ATF Locations - CC District 6
CoSA ATF Locations - CC District 7
CoSA ATF Locations - CC District 8
CoSA ATF Locations - CC District 9
CoSA ATF Locations - CC District 10

 

ETJ Military Protection Areas

Changes in state law which were effective December 1, 2017, provide a municipality with the ability to extend land use controls within five miles of military bases with active training as a means to provide protection of the military’s missions if annexation is not approved.  On November 6, 2018, citizens voted against annexation, which means the City of San Antonio has jurisdiction to adopt land use controls and development regulations in two areas of Bexar County, one to the west of Lackland Medina Annex, and one to the west of Camp Bullis.  

Since the election, the Development Services Department, Planning Department, City Attorney’s Office, Office of Military Affairs, Bexar County, and the military have been working to develop regulations allowed to be implemented per the November 6th vote. Once the draft of the regulations is finalized, Development Services will conduct stakeholder and community meetings, as well as brief the Boards and Commissions. 

To keep up to date, please bookmark this page.

Timeline and Next Steps (subject to change):

January 30, 2019:  B Session Briefing - Military Protection Area proposed Regulations and Process

February -  March 2019: Host Community Meetings (minimum of 4)

April/May 2019: Planning Commission Technical Advisory Committee, Zoning and Planning Commission Briefings and Consideration

May/June 2019: Comprehensive Plan Committee

June 2019: Council Consideration

Community Meetings: 

Dates: March 19 and 26, 2019
Time: 6 to 8 p.m.
Location: Calvary Hills Baptist Church, 910 W. Loop 1604 North, San Antonio, Texas 78251


Dates: March 21 and 28, 2019
Time: 6 to 8 p.m.
Location: Cross Mountain Church, 24891 Boerne Stage Road, San Antonio, Texas 78251
 


If you have any questions, please contact John Osten at (210) 207-2187 or email john.osten@sanantonio.gov.

 

   Documents

   Military Sound Attenuation Overlay District Fact Sheet
   Military Lighting Overlay District Fact Sheet
   Adopted Land Use Categories
   PROPOSED ETJMPA Regulations - 02-18-19
   PROPOSED ETJMPA Regulations Condensed - 02-18-19
   Frequently Asked Questions  

   Annexation Areas Adjacent to Military Bases CC Presentation 06-13-
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   Consideration of a Resolution Ordering Annexation Election for Areas Adjacent to Military Bases - 08-02-18
   Public Hearing on Annexation Election for Areas Adjacent to Military Bases 08-29-18
   Public Hearing 2 on Annexation Election for Areas Adjacent to Military Bases 09-12-18

   Maps

   Camp Bullis Annexation Area Map
   Camp Bullis Land Use Controls Draft Map
   Lackland Annexation Area Map
   Lackland Land Use Controls Draft Map



 

Digital Billboard Updates

The City is currently reviewing a proposal from Clear Channel Outdoor to amend the City’s current Sign Code and Billboard Ordinance (Chapter 28).  Under Section 28-54, thirteen (13) off-premises digital signs were permitted. No new off-premises digital signs are permitted in the City or the ETJ. The thirteen (13) existing off-premises digital displays that were approved are required to be maintained in accordance with the requirements listed in the Ordinance.

Chapter 28 Sign Code and Billboard Ordinance

The purpose of this page is to provide information and get feedback from the Community as we move through the process of reviewing the proposal.  Please provide feedback at the survey link below:

SASPEAKUP BILLBOARD SURVEY

The general proposal would:

  • Permanently remove approximately 300 Junior (Less than 100 sq. ft.) billboards
  • Allow digital faces to be added to the back side of only the thirteen (13) existing digital highway billboards
  • Not allow for any new digital billboard structures in the City
  • Require the removal of some large highway billboards in scenic, urban and/or historic corridors

Digital Billboard Presentation - February 26, 2019
Proposed Digital Billboard Ordinance - Draft
Billboard Inventory by Council District
Citywide Billboard Inventory Map
CoSA Roadway Corridors Map

Clear Channel Outdoor maintains the following billboards across the City:

Clear Channel District 1 Map
Clear Channel District 2 Map
Clear Channel District 3 Map
Clear Channel District 4 Map
Clear Channel District 5 Map
Clear Channel District 6 Map
Clear Channel District 7 Map
Clear Channel District 8 Map
Clear Channel District 9 Map
Clear Channel District 10 Map

 Stakeholder Meetings:

  • April 5, 2019, 9 - 11 a.m.; 1901 S. Alamo, 1st Floor Board Room
  • Feb. 26, 2019, 9 - 11 a.m.; 1901 S. Alamo, 1st Floor Board Room

Comments
Email Proposal from Lamar 03-05-19 Scenic San Antonio Digital Billboard Proposal Comments 02-23-19
For questions contact:

Andrew Perez – 210.207.0158
Amin Tohmaz – 210.207.0114

 

 

On June 21, 2018, City Council approved the adoption of the 2018 International Code Council (ICC) Building-related, Fire and Property Maintenance codes and local amendments to be effective, October 1, 2018.  Refer to Codes/Ordinances for current codes.

The following 2018 ICC Building-related, Fire and Property Maintenance codes and the 2017 National Electrical Code with local amendments, were approved to be effective October 1, 2018:


2018 International Building Code, IBC
2018 International Existing Building Code, IEBC
2018 International Residential Code, IRC
2018 International Fire Code, IFC
2018 International Mechanical Code, IMC
2018 International Plumbing Code, IPC
2018 International Fuel Gas Code, IFGC
2018 International Energy Conservation Code, IECC
2017 National Electrical Code, NEC
2018 San Antonio Property Maintenance Code (based on the 2018 International Property Maintenance Code)

In December 2017, DSD established the 2018 SAPMC Code Review Committee to review and propose updates to the current SAPMC.

Since February 2017, Development Services held many open public hearings and met with various development and neighborhood stakeholder groups to ensure a successful implementation.

San Antonio is once again the first City in Texas to adopt these new codes.

The ICC Codes are updated every three years to ensure the most current national safety codes and being used.  This review and adoption process allows for the latest constructions methods to be identified, and offers new options for compliance.

In accordance with City Code Sections 10-14(a)(5) and 11-40 - section 108,  the City’s Building-related and Fire Codes Appeals and Advisory Board (BRFCAAB) established the following subcommittees: 

Electrical Code Subcommittee
Plumbing and Fuel Gas Code Subcommittee
Building, Existing Building, Residential, and Fire Code Subcommittee
Energy Conservation Code Subcommittee
Mechanical Code Subcommittee

These subcommittees held 29 code-review open public hearings to review the technical provisions of the new codes and proposed amendments. DSD and SAFD encouraged all interested stakeholders to participate in the review and adoption process to ensure the appropriate minimum building-related and fire codes for San Antonio were implemented.    

Once all of the subcommittees completed their reviews, they presented their recommendations to the full BRFCAAB for review and consideration.  The Board made a recommendation to the Building Official and Fire Chief who presented their recommendations on a Code Adoption Ordinance.  On June 21, 2018, DSD and SAFD recommended approval of the 2018 ICC Codes with local amendments.

Thank you to all subcommittee members, Code Review Committee and stakeholders for their support in this effort.

The Alta Vista Neighborhood Conservation District amendments were approved by City Council on May 17, 2018.  See Ordinance below for more information.

Alta Vista Neighborhood Conservation District Ordinance 2018-05-17-0363

In December 2016 Councilman Roberto Trevino issued a City Council Consideration Request (CCR) for city staff to review the Alta Vista Neighborhood Conservation District standards for possible update.


A Committee has been formed consisting of property owners within the Alta Vista Neighborhood to review and recommend potential changes to the "NCD-2" Alta Vista Neighborhood Conservation Overlay zoning district. Alta Vista Committee Members

Comments and recommendations made either through meetings or submitted through email will be posted here.  Please be clear on each recommendation and it's basis. 

Email comments to Kristie Flores, Planning Manager
210.207.5889

Committee Meetings
October 24, 2017
November 28, 2017
January 23, 2018
February 27, 2018
March 27, 2018

Committee meetings will be held in Training Room B, 2nd floor at the DSD Building located at 1901 S. Alamo, unless otherwise noted.

Documents

Please do not hesitate to contact us with questions.

In 2017, DSD received a Council Consideration Request (CCR) jointly submitted by Councilman Trevino (CD 1) and former Councilman Medina (CD 7), requesting staff to examine potential updates to the Infill Development Zone. Development Services organized a Task Force composed of members form the development community, including Engineers, Architects, and Attorneys, as well as members from neighborhood associations that have experience with “IDZ” projects. On Nov. 15, 2018, City Council adopted the updates to the “IDZ” Infill Development Zone, as well as the “MXD” Mixed Use District and adopted regulations for two new Single-Family Residential Districts: “R-1” and “R-2”.
 
A total of 15 Task Force and General meetings were conducted, which produced new regulations to allow infill development projects be more compatible in existing neighborhoods.  New regulations created tiered regulations based upon the intensity and density of the proposed use, as well as the size of the project, rather than a one size fits all approach. In addition to the “IDZ” updates, the Task Force also recommended updates to the “MXD” Mixed Use District, which now include less-strict amendment language to allow for flexibility with mixed-use projects.
 
Lastly, the Task Force recommended the creation of two new Single-Family zoning districts: “R-1” and “R-2”. These new zoning districts are meant to provide alternatives to “IDZ” for owners of small residential lots.

Infill Development Zone Ordinance 2018-11-15-0913

Historical Information

 

In March 2017 former Councilman Alan E. Warrick II, issued a City Council Consideration Request (CCR) for city staff to review the Mahncke Park Neighborhood Conservation District standards for possible update.

A Committee has been formed consisting of property owners within the Mahncke Park Neighborhood to review and recommend potential changes to the "NCD-6" Mahncke Park Neighborhood Conservation Overlay zoning district. Mahncke Park Committee Members List.

Comments and recommendations made either through meetings or submitted through email will be posted here.  Please be clear on each recommendation and its' basis. 

Email comments to Zenon Solis, Planning Coordinator
210.207.7796
   OR
Email comments to Kristie Flores, Planning Manager
210.207.5889

Committee Meeting Schedule:

January 25, 2018
February 22, 2018
March 22, 2018
April 26, 2018
May 24, 2018
June 28, 2018
July 26, 2018
August 23, 2018
September 27, 2018
October 25, 2018
November 29, 2018 (5th Thursday)
December 11, 2018 (2nd Tuesday)

The Committee meetings will be held every 4th Thursday of the month from 3:00 - 5:00 p.m. in Training Room B located at 1901 S. Alamo, 2nd floor, unless otherwise noted.

Public Meeting Schedule:

Wednesday, January 23, 2019
Lamar Elementary School Cafeteria, 201 Parland Place
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Mahncke Park Presentation 01-23-19

Tuesday, February 19, 2019 - 1 p.m. 
Zoning Commission - 1901 S. Alamo, 1st Floor Boardroom
Zoning Commission Hearing Notice

Tuesday, March 19, 2019 - 1 p.m. 
Zoning Commission - 1901 S. Alamo, 1st Floor Boardroom
Zoning Commission Hearing Notice

Thursday, April 11, 2019 (Tentative)
City Council Chambers
9:00 a.m.

Documents

Plats

25 ft. Lots

Claremont to Eleanor 25 ft Lots
Pershing to Parland East of New Braunfels
Ira to Brackenridge from Broadway to New Braunfels

48.8 ft. Lots

North Side of Allensworth

50 ft. Lots

Parland to Pinckney
Allensworth to Pershing - Avenel to New Braunfels
Allensworth to Pershing - Broadway to Avenel
Burr to Hildebrand
Elmhurst to Parland
Ethel Ct to Elmhurst to Alberta
Groveland
Parland to Pinckney
Pershing to Elmhurst
Natalen to Humphrey at Broadway and Margaret

55 Ft. Lots

Funston to Pinckney Botanical Gardens

 

Parks

Botanical Gardens
Park 2
Park

 

Please do not hesitate to contact us with questions.

The Unified Development Code (UDC) is located in Chapter 35 of the City's Code. It includes regulations for the preparation of land in anticipation of development, such as subdivision platting, zoning, and street and drainage design, as well as historic preservation. As such, the UDC implements the City's Comprehensive Plan and Master Plan Policies. Built into the UDC is a once every five year update program where amendments may be submitted for consideration and recommendation through various boards and commissions. Additionally, updates to UDC may be proposed at any time by staff or at the direction of the City Council.

Over the course of administration of the Unified Development Code, interpretation questions often arise. Rule Interpretations are formal interpretations of the Unified Development Code.

Go to Rule Interpretations to find an existing interpretation. To submit a Rule Interpretation please see Information Bulletin 555.

IB 558 UDC Amendments Process

recent UDC Update initiatives:

Short Term Rentals (STR)
Dark Sky/Military Lighting Overlay District (MLOD)
Historic View Sheds Amendment Process (Office of Historic Preservation)
Sidewalk and Bicycle Mitigation Fund (Transportation and Capital Improvements Department)

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To see current PCTAC Agendas see Planning Commission calendar at https://sanantonio.legistar.com/Calendar.aspx.

For questions about PCTAC Agendas, contact the Policy Administration Team.

The City of San Antonio is currently revising Section 35-385 of the Unified Development Code relating to Wireless Communications Systems.  The update is intended to make the regulations regarding cellular phone and cellular data more flexible and predictable, as well as complying with various federal order and Supreme Court rulings.  An additional goal is modifying the regulations to take into account new and emerging technologies in the wireless industry.

With these goals in mind, the Development Services Department has assembled a group of industry leaders and experts to help us draft a revision to the City's wireless regulations.  Over the next few months, these stakeholders, DSD staff, and staff from the City Attorney's Office will be working to revise the current draft ordinance.

For more information, please contact:  
Michael Dice, Policy Administrator, michael.dice@sanantonio.gov, 210.207.7877

In 2011, City Council removed Article VI, Division 5, of the UDC relating to Public Art San Antonio, and replaced the UDC sections with the policy document administered by the City of San Antonio Department of Arts and Culture.  Please visit the Public Art San Antonio website for information regarding the policy or contact the Arts and Culture Department at art@sanantonio.gov or 210-206-ARTS.

09-08-2011 Public Art Ordinance