How much does a building permit cost?
The cost of a building permit is based on an escalating fee schedule approved by the Commissioners Court. The permit fee also includes the cost of all required inspections and the issuance of the final Certificate of Occupancy (Compliance).
In order to obtain the exact cost of the permit, it is best to contact the Fire Code Section of the Fire Marshal's Office with the total construction cost of the building to receive an accurate permit fee. The minimum cost of construction will be calculated at $25.00 per square foot. All permit fees submitted to the Fire Marshal's Office are NON-REFUNDABLE. Permit fees may be submitted in cash, check, or money order. If payment is in cash, the exact amount of the fee is required.

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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?