What is a public accessible building?
The state law does not provide a definition of a public accessible (public) building. Therefore, the definition that is used by the Fire Marshal's Office is defined in the County Commissioners Court Order authorizing the Adoption and Enforcement of the Fire Code. A "Public Building" means a place in which the possession and/or use, as well as the property in it, gives members of the public free access or use and includes buildings in which the public may enter for any purpose, including where an entry fee is charged; or otherwise classified as an occupiable space'.Commissioner's Court Order

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1. What law regulates the County authority to require building permits?
2. When is a building permit required in the unincorporated areas of the county?
3. Who has to get a building permit?
4. What is a "substantial improvement"?
5. What is a commercial establishment (building)?
6. What is a public accessible building?
7. What is a multi-family residential building?
8. What do I have to do to get a building permit?
9. What other permits must be obtained?
10. How long does it take to obtain a building permit?
11. How much does a building permit cost?
12. How long is a building permit valid for?
13. What are the Codes used by Bexar County?
14. What local amendments are enforced by Bexar County?
15. What inspections are required for my building?
16. Who inspects my building project?
17. I'm building a private residence, what permits are required?
18. How do I get a Certificate of Occupancy for my home?
19. I'm building in the San Antonio ETJ, what other requirements must I comply with?
20. I'm building in the Helotes ETJ, what other requirements must I comply with?
21. How is my property zoned in the County?