Applications Portal


Physical Address
Development and Business Services Center
1901 S. Alamo 
San Antonio, TX 78204



Monday - Friday, 7:45am - 4:30pm


Submitting an Application

All forms and applications may be submitted in-person at the OHP counter located on the first floor of the Cliff Morton Development and Business Center (OneStop) located at 1901 S Alamo. Business hours are 7:45 am – 4:30 pm; no appointment is necessary.

For your convenience, requests for a COA or Demolition Review may be submitted online through the new online application portal. These request types are no longer accepted via email.

Before submitting a request online, we strongly recommend that you visit the Before Getting Started page for the following resources:

  • Learn what to expect during the design review process
  • Identify your assigned OHP case manager
  • Review applicable design standards or guidelines
  • View examples of successful application materials

 Portal Links


Request a COA for:        

  • Exterior building repairs or alterations such as a change in materials, wood replacement, or re-roof
  • Additions or new construction
  • Site improvements such as hardscaping, driveways, or sidewalks
  • New or replacement building signage
  • Demolition of a landmark of building located in a historic district
  • Requests may be approved administratively by OHP staff or referred to the HDRC.
  Request a Demolition Review for:
  • Review the demolition of a building that does not have a historic zoning overlay (check using the Explorer Map)
  • This is a required step for anyone seeking a demolition permit

Historic assessments & Designation requests

Other Application Types & Supplement Forms


Applications require the following fees. If you are submitting an application through the online portal, then OHP staff will contact you with an invoice and payment instructions to complete your application:

  • COA Request (commercial projects only) - $100
  • COA Request (post-work violation) - $500
  • Demolition Review (residential projects) - $50
  • Demolition Review (commercial projects) - $100
  • Historic Assessments - $150, $350
  • Signage Review - $100

There is no application fee for residential Certificate of Appropriateness applications (residential construction projects consisting of 8 units or more are considered commercial). 

Demolition fees are based on  the approved replacement plan square footage. A full schedule of permit fees is available here.


Work started prior to receiving a Certificate of Appropriateness is subject to a $500 post-work application fee.