Permits & Licensing
How do I pull a permit?
- All permit applications can be submitted through our Self-Service Permitting Center provided by MyGovernmentOnline.
- Learn how to apply for a permit, or add a project to your account.
Can I use my smart phone or tablet to apply online?
- Yes! Use the Mobile Version of our Self-Service Permitting Center.
What work requires a permit?
- New construction, remodel, alteration, and addition of a building,
- Dumpsters, fences, flatwork, irrigation, pools, and temporary or permanent Signs,
- Electrical, mechanical (air conditioning), plumbing, and utility work.
- A permit is also required for trimming Oak Trees.
- Any work listed, but not limited to, Sec. 103-58 of the Windcrest Code of Ordinances.
- If you still have questions, please contact the Permit Clerk.
How much will my permit cost?
- For a complete list of permit fees please refer to the adopted FY20/21 Master Fee Schedule - Ordinance 2020-025(O).
How do I pay for my permit?
- All fees can be paid through our Self-Service Permitting Center provided by MyGovernmentOnline.
- Use the Mobile Version of our Self-Service Permitting Center to pay using your smart phone or tablet!
- Learn how to pay for a permit.
How long will it take to get my permit?
- Applications will be received and processed within 24-48 business hours.
- Small building projects may take up to 3-5 days to be reviewed by the inspector.
- Large projects, such as new construction or remodels, may take up to 10 days for review.
- Please take into account the review time when planning your next project, otherwise you will be charged the $175 fee for expedited review.
- For emergency utility permits, please email the emergency information, location of the project, type of utility service, and plans for review to the Permit Clerk and City Secretary. You may also reach the permit clerk at 210-655-0022 x 2430.
What building codes has the City of Windcrest Adopted?
- The City of Windcrest has adopted the latest International Codes as published by the International Code Council Inc., including the International Energy Code.
Do I need to get an inspection?
- Yes, all work that is performed needs to be inspected to ensure that it is done in accordance with the applicable codes adopted by the City of Windcrest.
How do I request an inspection?
- Inspections must be scheduled through the Self-Service Permitting & Inspection Center provided by MyGovernmentOnline.
- Specific instructions can be found in the MGO Guide.
- Requests must be submitted 24 hours (M-F) in advance.
When will the Building Inspector come to inspect my work?
- Inspections are done Monday-Friday between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.
How do I register as a contractor with the City?
- Visit our Self-Service Permitting Center to register.
- You must to provide your Certificate of Insurance and State-Issued Trade License (if applicable) along with a Valid ID to obtain your registration.
- This must be done annually.
- The fee for registering is $20.00.
Do I need to be registered with the City to perform construction work in the City of Windcrest?
- Yes, all contractors are required to be registered with the City of Windcrest.
I'm a homeowner, can I obtain a permit for work being done to my property?
- A state licensed contractor must pull the permit for electrical, mechanical, plumbing, and irrigation work.
- The homeowner will assume all liability for the work performed if a permit is pulled for any other work.
How do I open a business in Windcrest?
- Apply for a Certificate of Occupancy.
- Apply for the annual Business Registration.
- Apply for a Food and/or Liquor Permit.
How to I renew my annual Business Registration?
- Complete the Business Registration and Food/Liquor Permit applications found on our Self-Service Permitting Center.
How can I get a food permit for my food truck?
- Complete the Food Permit application found on our Self-Service Permitting Center.
- You must provide written permission from the property owner to conduct business on their lot.
How do I find out how a property is zoned?
- Check out our Zoning Map!
All applications can be completed through the Self-Service Permitting Center provided by MyGovernmentOnline.