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When needed, the City of Windcrest goes out for bids or requests for qualifications (RFQs). To see if there are any bids or RFQs currently sought by the city, please click on the following link.
Yes, all contractors are required to be registered with the City of Windcrest. This must be done annually and the fee for registering is $20.00. You will need to bring your state license along with a driver's license to the Administration Office to obtain your registration.
Most plumbing, electrical and mechanical work requires a building permit along with some remodeling work. To see if you need a permit for work you are doing or work that will be done by a contractor, please contact the Permit Department.
For electrical, mechanical, plumbing and irrigation work, a state licensed contractor must pull the permit. For any other work, if the homeowner pulls the permit then the homeowner assumes all liability for the work performed.
Yes. Please also bring two sets of plans when applying for a building permit.
Yes. The city prefers that there be two sets of plans presented at the time that the building permit is pulled.
Permit costs vary. Building permit costs are based on the value of construction. All other permit costs are based on what type and amount of work will be performed. It is best to call the Permit Office to get the permit costs for the specific work to be performed.
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. Generally, a 24-hour notice of an inspection request should be given. All inspections are performed in a timely manner.
The City of Windcrest has adopted the latest International Codes as published by the International Code Council Inc., including the International Energy Code. The most current edition of the National Electrical Code as published by the National Fire Protection Association is also used.
Before starting a business in Windcrest you will need to register your business with the city.
A vehicle cannot remain in the same spot while parked on the street for more than 24 hours without moving.
Please report the problem to the Code Compliance Officer.
During non-drought times, watering hours are before 10:00 a.m. or after 8:00 p.m., seven days a week.
No, only during city-wide clean up.
No, pools shall be drained into the homeowner's sewer clean out.
To rent the Civic Center, please contact the Civic Center Manager.
Available properties listed on WEDC website
No. All 9-1-1 calls go through the Windcrest Police Department's Dispatch Office which then get sent out to the Fire Department for the fastest response possible.
See information about current job openings and download applications from the Employment Opportunities page. You can also pick up an application at City Hall during normal business hours.
Applications need to be submitted at City Hall Administrative Offices located at 8601 Midcrown Drive, Windcrest, Texas, 78239, Monday thru Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.
Yes. Please mail it to: Human Resources, City of Windcrest, 8601 Midcrown Drive, Windcrest, TX, 78239.
Open positions are posted on the Employment page.
Please contact the Windcrest Volunteer Fire Department for information on the current application process.
You must be at least 18 years of age to become a volunteer with the fire department.
Please contact the Windcrest Volunteer Fire Department for the current requirements for the dorm program.
Yes, the Windcrest Volunteer Fire Department is an all volunteer fire department. The department relies heavily on donations from the city's residents and businesses.
One reason is our dorm program- we now run two dorms (homes that are reconfigured to allow more rooms). We currently have seven firefighters in the dorms and have the capacity for at least twelve total. For medical responses (approximately 80% of our calls) we have a take home vehicle program and an on-duty medic. The medic on duty takes the vehicle home and responds directly to the call rather than having to respond to the station to get a vehicle.
Both photoelectric and ionization smoke alarms contain plastic and electronic circuit boards and in some cases batteries (alkaline or lithium). Ionization technology also includes a chamber containing radioactive material incorporated into a gold matrix. Because of the long half-life of americium-241 the amount of radioactive material in the smoke alarm at the end of its certified useful life will be about the same as when you bought it.EPA's household waste program encourages waste reduction and minimization. State and local practices for safe disposal of smoke alarms vary, but most communities seek to limit the amount of material that requires disposal in a municipal solid waste landfills and incinerators. Waste minimization reduces costs and protects the environment. Because of the low levels of contamination, smoke detectors can be disposed of in regular trash. You may return the detector to the manufacturer for disposal. The address of the supplier is usually listed in the product warranty or user's manual. More information
Knox Box is a rapid entry system developed for fire departments. With one master key we can gain access to commercial and residential properties. Property owners store entrance keys in the Knox Box’s mounted near the building entrances. Each Knox Box purchased by the property owner is keyed to a single master key controlled by Windcrest Volunteer Fire Department. If entry is needed in case of fire or medical emergency, we use the Knox Box key to open the box and use the entrance keys to gain access. If a Knox Box is not mounted on the property, we would need to make a forcible entry and probably damage property in that effort. Residential properties are NOT required to have a Knox Box.
The Firemen's Picnic is held annually on the third Saturday of May.
For more information on making a donation to the Windcrest Police Department please contact the Chief of Police.
To file a complaint against an officer or other member of the Windcrest Police Department please see the Complaint Process page.
Yes. Before leaving town you will need to complete a House Check form. Copies of this form can be found on the wall directly outside of the Police Department or downloaded from the website. After completion, please turn in the completed form at the Dispatch Office.
We are open Monday - Friday from 8:00 am - 5:00 pm except during City Observed Holidays.
The Administration Office provides many different services such as: building permits, garbage/recycling service, municipal court, notary service, and food/liquor permits.
Yes, all active alarms, both residential and commercial are required to register their alarm system with the City. The is no permit fee for residential alarms, however commercial alarm permits are $50.00. Both are required to be renewed every January.
Yes. You will need to obtain a permit for either a garage sale or an estate sale. Permits can be obtained at the Administration Office at City Hall and cost $10.00 for a garage sale permit and $25.00 for an estate sale permit. Only two garage/estate sales per year per residence are allowed. The city-wide garage sale does not count towards your limit.
The City of Windcrest holds two city-wide garage sales bi-annually, one in the Spring and the other in the Fall. The dates are publicized once they have been determined.
Yes. For ten cents a page, photo copies can be made by Administration employees in the Administration Office. Color copies runs twenty-five cents per page. We do not offer faxing services.
The Public Works Department is responsible for the maintenance of the playground equipment at Takas Park.
The Public Works Department is responsible for the maintenance of the City's green spaces, islands and ponds in addition to city-owned facilities such as City Hall.
The Public Works Department is responsible for the maintenance of streets. Some issues with curbs are handled by Public Works but you will need to contact the department first to find out.
Contact the Public Works Department for maintenance of the city's alleyways.
The Public Works Department maintains the city's monument signs around the city.
Please contact the Municipal Finance Officer.
If you would like to pay for the ticket, you will need to go to the Administration Office at City Hall. Please wait three to five days after you receive the ticket to allow time for processing. If you would like to contest the ticket, you will need to attend the court date listed at the bottom of the pink copy of the ticket.
Monday thru Friday from 8:00am to 5:00pm. If you need to appear before the judge, court starts at 4:00pm. You can check in as early as 3:00pm on your scheduled court date.
For directions and copy of a map, please click on the following link.
No, you must either appear in person or you can simply mail in the request. The request must be made before your court date.
A person with an active warrant may be arrested at anytime; however, the general practice is not to arrest the individuals who are coming to take care of their tickets and warrants.
To qualify for defensive driving you must not have taken the defensive driving course within the last twelve months, have a valid Texas Driver's License and have liability insurance. Defensive driving may be taken for speeding tickets less than 25 miles over the limit. If you have a commercial driver’s license you are not eligible for the defensive driving course. Only the individual that received the ticket can request the defensive driving course.
No. You must be approved by the court before you take the defensive driving course.
No, you do not have to wait. Once the court approves you, you will need to obtain your driving record as soon as possible, because it can take approximately six to eight weeks for you to receive it from the Department of Public Safety. During this time you may take your defensive driving class. Make sure that when you apply for the defensive driving class that the provider is approved by the Texas Education Agency.
If you plead not guilty to your violation, you must appear on your assigned court date.
Deferred disposition is a process where the judge requires the defendant to adhere to certain terms and conditions. The case will be dismissed if the defendant successfully completes those terms. If the defendant does not complete the terms of the deferred dispositions, an additional fine will be imposed.
Provided that you do not violate the terms of your deferred disposition, your ticket will be dismissed.
No, you must appear in person on or before your court date to resolve this matter. If your name is not listed as a driver or insured person you must appear before the judge.
If you violate your deferred disposition, then it will be revoked. You will be required to pay an additional fine and the ticket will be reported to the Department of Public Safety.
The cost can only be assessed upon your appearance on your assigned court date.
No, you must appear before the judge on your assinged court date.
The City of Windcrest Municipal Court does not waive jurisdiction on outstanding warrants issued in our city. If you wish to request Time Served you must submit your request in writing to the judge.
The City of Windcrest's Public Works Department is responsible for the maintenance of traffic signals located at Crestway and Eaglecrest and Midcrown and Crestway. All other traffic signals in the city are maintained by TxDot. Please contact the Public Works Department to report any issues with traffic signals.
BCWID#10 is responsible for water and sewer service to the City of Windcrest.
The City's garbage/recycling is handled by Allied Waste. If your garbage or recycling is skipped, please contact the finance department at City Hall.
The city of Windcrest pays Allied Waste for garbage and recycling collection for every residence in the city in whole. Every resident then reimburses the city for both of these services regardless of the amount of usage.
Yes, the city does accept garbage payments by draft (EFT - Electronic Funds Transfer). Please visit the Administration Office at City Hall as you will need to fill out an enrollment form and attach a voided check to start the draft payments.
Please come to the Administration Office at City Hall for a new recycling bin. If your bin is cracked, please dispose of it.
The City of Windcrest will hold their general election on November 5th, 2013 for the open council and mayor positions as their terms expire. If the candidates for the November general election are all unopposed, the election is cancelled.
Yes, the city does contract with Bexar County for joint elections. By doing so, this allows Windcrest residents to vote on all measures that apply to them such as county issues, utility issues, etc.
Holiday lights stay on from December 15th through January 1st.
A map of Light Up winners can be found on both the City's website and outside the doors to City Hall.
In addition to October's clean up, there is also Haz-Mat disposal at the city's maintenance yard.