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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)
Closed on City Holidays

To Our Valued Customers:

As we navigate through COVID-19, DSD continues to work hard to minimize the spread. The health and safety of our staff, customers, and visitors remain our top priority as we move toward the third phase of the city's Return to Work plan. 

To support this effort, beginning Oct. 19, 2020, we will permit up to 30 customers at a time inside in the Cliff Morton Development and Business Services Center (DBSC), located at 1901 S. Alamo St. 

Safety protocols including temperature checks, face coverings and 6' social distancing requirements will remain in place for all customers and staff who enter the building. We've also added new plexiglass barriers, hand sanitizer stations, and floor/counter signage to assist with directional flow, 

For convenience, our online and curb side services will remain in place. Customers are encouraged to use these services when applicable. Plans and applications can be dropped off at designated drop-off locations at the side of the building during business hours. Requests that are dropped off will be processed by the permit counter team within one business day. 

Virtual boards and commissions meetings will remain as-is until further notice. 



For the following services, email us at

  • Traffic 
  • Sidewalks 
  • Driveways 
  • TIA 
  • Right of Way (for development) 
  • Street Design 
  • Street Improvement Permits 
  • Street Lights 

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For the following services, email us at

  • Sidewalk Inspections 
  • Driveway Inspections 
  • Street Inspections 
  • Right of Way Improvements (associated with or because of a development) 

For the following services, email us at

  • Tree Preservation Plans for Plats and MDPs 
  • Tree Preservation Plans for development 
  • Landscape Plans
  • Streetscape Plans
  • Tree removal
  • Tree Inspections
  • General Tree Questions


Effective Nov. 30, 2020, we no longer accept email applications through DSD License. Please submit your permit application online. To create an online account and apply for your permit, go to our on-line permitting system. For reference materials and troubleshooting, visit our BuildSA training website. You can also check the status of your permit application online. 

For requests related to permits in Hansen, please email

For help setting up your on-line portal account or linking your Professional License Record, please email Please provide the following information: 

  • License Holder Name
  • Contact Phone Number
  • License Number
  • Username ID
  • Email Address
  • Company Name 
Picking up plans

If you have been notified your plans are ready for pick up, please ensure payment has been made and then call (210) 207-5904 when ready. Our DSD staff will meet you at the curb to deliver your plans.  


For the following services, email us at 

  • Code modification 
  • Partial permit 
  • Preliminary plan review 
  • General questions about plan review 
  • Commercial building submittals: 
    • Drop offs:
      Attn: Completeness and Assignment Review Team (CAR) 
    • Mail: Development Services Department
      Attn: Completeness and Assignment Review Team (CAR) 1901 S. Alamo St. San Antonio, TX 78204 
  • Fire system submittals - 
  • New commercial and residential plan submittals - through the Customer Intake Portal 
  • Solar plan submittals - through the Customer Intake Portal


Code Enforcement
  • Report any concerns at "311" or by using the free "311" app 
  • Questions about violations and permits - call 210.207.5466

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