Permits & Registration

We are now accepting permit applications through the Self-Service Permitting Center. Learn how to create an account (PDF)

  1. Permits
  2. Inspections
  3. Contractor Registration
  4. Business Registration & Certificate of Occupancy

How do I pull a permit?

Can I use my smart phone or tablet to apply online?

What work requires a permit?

  • New construction, remodel, alteration, and addition of a building,
  • Dumpsters, fences, flatwork, irrigation, pools, and temporary or permanent Signs, 
  • Electrical, mechanical (air conditioning), plumbing, and utility work.
  • Estate sale and garage sales
  • A permit is also required to help protect Oak Trees from Oak Wilt. View the city ordnance on oak trees
  • Any work listed, but not limited to, Sec. 103-58 of the Windcrest Code of Ordinances. 

How much do permits cost?

  • For a complete list of permit fees view the FY22-23 Master Fee Schedule and Fire Schedule

How do I pay for a permit?

How long will it take to get a permit?

  • Applications will be received and processed within 24-48 business hours.
  • Small building projects may take up to 3-5 days to be reviewed by the inspector. 
  • Large projects, such as new construction or remodels, may take up to 10 days for review.
  • Please take into account the review time when planning your next project, otherwise you will be charged the $175 fee for expedited review.
  • For emergency utility permits, email the emergency information, location of the project, type of utility service, and plans for review to the Permit Clerk and City Secretary. You may also reach the permit clerk at 210-655-0022 Ext. 2430.

What building codes has the City of Windcrest Adopted?