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

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Phone:
210.207.1111

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

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Summary of Development Services’ Permit Activity:

Development Services provides regular reports on utility releases, residential or commercial plans that have been submitted, building and residential permits issued, and new businesses that opened. Such reports are designed to keep the community informed about building developments that could impact their area, as well as document the progress of projects throughout the City. These reports are issued weekly, monthly, for the calendar year and based on fiscal year.

Note: As of April 1, 2021, Open Data Reports provides BuildSA and Hansen building permit information including individual reports by council districts, neighborhood conservation districts, and historic districts. 

If needed, you can still search for permit applications and permits issued using this link. We made a video tutorial to help you navigate through the data using the BuildSA system. Thank you for your patience and continued support. 

open data reports:

Beginning April 1, 2021, department data for commercial and residential building and trade work can be accessed from the City's Open Data SA reports portal. Data provided is for the current calendar year at this time.

To pull your report, click Building Permits - Open Data Reports.

Select the report you want to capture: 1) Applications Submitted or 2) Permits Issued. 

Once the report is selected, you can pull the data based on the required criteria, and then copy, download and print. 

For help, we created a video that shows customers how to use the new Open Data reporting platform. The instructional video includes information on how to filter by Neighborhood Conservation Districts, Council Districts, and Historic Districts, along with directions on how to print and download the report. 

 

VARIANCES:

Variance reports are now available using the Open Data SA portal for information between the period of Dec. 2020 and Feb. 2021. Monthly updates will occur thereafter. 

To pull your report, click Variance Requests, and select Tree Variance.

Once the report is selected, you can pull the data based on the required criteria, and then download.

Note variances are not waivers or exceptions. They are specifically listed in the code and are alternative ways to meet intent of the code when hardships exist. Staff and developers coordinate daily to comply with the code (preliminary meetings, technical reviews, staff review of potential variance requests by applicant). Common variances include: few trees, scattered trees, trees in the middle of property; utility infrastructure (sewer, gas, water, electric); storm water, water quality (detention and water quality ponds or structures); topography (elevation, slopes, grading requirements); FHA requirements for minimum/maximum slopes for housing; infill development.

For additional reporting groups, including Housing, Building and Construction, Public Safety, and Service Requests, visit the Open Data SA website

 

 

 

 

 


Calendar Year Reports on All Permits:

For the calendar year from January to December, Development Services provides a complete list of all commercial building and residential permits for both existing and new properties.

Building Permits CALENDAR Year (PDF)
2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Residential Permits Calender Year (PDF)
2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020

Fiscal Year Reports on All Issued Permits:

In addition to the calendar year, Development Services issues reports covering the fiscal year from October to September. These reports provide details on commercial and residential building permits that have been issued, as well as all permits issued for commercial and residential buildings whether on new or existing properties.

Building Permits Issued - Commercial (PDF)
2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019   2020  
Building Permits Issued - Residential (PDF)
2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
All Permits Issued - Commercial, Residential, New, Existing (PDF)
2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Trade Permits Issued (PDF)
2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Miscellaneous/No Review Permits Issued (PDF)
2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Building Permits Issued - Building Use (PDF)
2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Dwelling Permits Issued (PDF)
2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020