Building Permits, Inspections & Contractor Registration

New Water Meter Set Request Procedure

The Utility Billing Office has a new procedure designed to ensure that water meter set requests are received and completed in a timely manner. Please click here to view the new water meter set procedure. If you have any questions about this procedure please contact Utility Billing Office at 210-619-1100.

Inspections Division

The Building Inspections Team assures life safety and building codes by enforcing the building, residential, electrical, energy, gas, mechanical, and plumbing codes adopted by the City. The division is responsible for the following:

  • Issuing building permits for all construction in the City
  • Performing inspections for all construction in the City
  • Issuing contractor registration for all contractors working in the City
  • Providing support and enforcement of the City’s Unified Development code in cooperation with Planning and Zoning Division
  • Investigating and resolving complaints regarding alleged building code violations
  • Conducting plan review of all proposed construction within the city limits and extraterritorial jurisdiction (ETJ) as applicable
  • Assists departments with enforcement of City regulations and ordinances pertaining to Planning, Health, Engineering, Public Works, Parks and Recreation, Fire and the Code Enforcement Office

Building Permit Application & Fee Information

Find documents, such as permit and contractor registration, online. For a comprehensive list of Inspection Division fees please click here. For additional information please see our Building Permits page.

Permitting Time Frame

  • New Residential Construction Plan Review: 15 to 20 business days
  • New Commercial Construction Plan Review: 45 to 60 business days
  • All Other Miscellaneous Permits: Up to 10 business days

Inspection Request Process

Inspection requests for work done on permitted projects must be requested through the online “Request an Inspection” system. For additional information please see our Inspections page.

Construction Hours

Outdoor construction hours are as follows:

  • Monday - Friday     7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Saturday               9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Sunday  - Outdoor work is prohibited

For additional information on construction hours please see our Inspections page.

Contractor Registration

All contractors performing work for which a permit is required in the City of Schertz shall be registered with the City. For more information please see out Contractor Registration page.