Where can I get information on permits needed for my business?

The City of San Antonio Development Services Department at 1901 S. Alamo St. is a one stop shop for required permits, licenses, zoning, and certificates to operate a business in San Antonio. Businesses located in unincorporated areas of Bexar County need to contact Bexar County Public Works at (210) 335-6700 or visit 233 N. Pecos, Suite 420, San Antonio, Texas 78207. Businesses located in surrounding Bexar County cities listed below need to contact the city offices for the following entities to obtain required permits:

  • Alamo Heights
  • Balcones Heights
  • Castle Hills
  • China Grove
  • Cibolo
  • Converse
  • Elmendorf
  • Fair Oaks Ranch
  • Grey Forest
  • Helotes
  • Hill Country Village
  • Hollywood Park
  • Kirby
  • Leon Valley
  • Live Oak
  • Lytle
  • Olmos Park
  • Sandy Oaks
  • Schertz
  • Selma
  • Shavano Park
  • Somerset
  • St. Hedwig
  • Terrell Hills
  • Universal City
  • Von Ormy
  • Windcrest

CDPs: Cross Mountain, Lackland AFB, Macdona, Randolph AFB, Scenic Oaks, Timberwood park

Unincorporated Communities: Adkins, Atascosa, Leon Springs, Losoya, Martinez, Sayers, and Wetmore

(Note: for further details on home based businesses please make sure to contact your local entity).

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