Violation Reporting

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Preservation Partners


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



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



All properties in historic and RIO districts, properties individually designated, and all public properties are required to obtain approval in the form of a Certificate of Appropriateness (COA) from the Office of Historic Preservation (OHP) prior to starting work. Any work done without approval is subject to a $500 application fee. The OHP only reviews changes to the exterior of properties. Property owners should display their Certificate of Appropriateness form in a location visible from the street. Approvals are valid for up to 6 months.



Citations or Enforcement Inquiries

  • Email us anytime using
  • During business hours you may also contact OHP staff at 210-219-2093
  • After hours violations can be reported by dialing 311

When Reporting Potential Violations or Concerns:

  • Gather information
  • Be prepared to provide the address of the property in question
  • Provide a brief description of the potential violation or concern; be specific
  • Emailed photographs are helpful but not necessary

Our code enforcement officer will visit the property in question and investigate whether work without a required approval has been completed. You may report violations anonymously, or request that our code enforcement officer provide an update following the investigation.