- Residential Checklist
- Plan Review Submittal (Commercial Checklist for foundations,
building shells and first-time interior finish outs)
- Demolition Permit Application
- Fire Sprinkler Permit Application and Checklist
- Fire Alarm Permit Application and Checklist
- Retaining Walls
Commercial Remodel Permit Application
Site work Permit Applications
Ways to Expedite Your Project
Preliminary Plan Review Meetings
Plan Review by Appointment
- Fast Track Fire Sprinkler Permits
- Fast Track Metal Stud Permits (tenant finish-out)
- Fast Track Electrical Permits (tenant finish-out)
- Fast Track Mechanical Permits (tenant finish-out)
- Fast Track Plumbing Permits (tenant finish-out)
- Fast Track Fire Alarm System Permits
Party Certification Programs
- Review/Certification of One- and Two-Family Dwelling Plans
- Professional Engineer Certification of Fire Alarm Plans
- Professional Engineer Certification of Fire Sprinkler Plans
- Smoke Control System Submittal Requirements
Plan Reviewer Comments
Access Plan Review Comments
111 - Respond to Plan Review Comments
The Plan Review Section (see
is responsible for assisting customers in understanding and complying with the
Unified Development Code.
The section reviews building plans for: zoning, fire, building, electrical,
mechanical, plumbing, traffic, tree, landscape, and irrigation.
Since City development involves partnerships with other City departments
and outside agencies, the Plan Review Section coordinates reviews with the
Office of Historic Preservation,
Planning & Community Development,
San Antonio Water System.
The department has an on-line, interactive
Development Process Manual
that outlines a series of steps designed to guide you through the process of
developing your land and obtaining your Certificate of Occupancy.
Completeness and Assignment Review Team
(CAR) provides one-stop services for those customers seeking permits that
require submittal of detailed plans for review and approval prior to issuance of
permit. Upon submittal, the plans
are reviewed by the CAR team for completeness and then assigned/routed to
appropriate City review agencies for technical review and approval.
Checklists have been developed as
(IBs) to assist customers in understanding the minimum information needed on
plans to be accepted for review.
Those IBs are listed on this page under Quick Links.
The department also develops and publishes
describes the process to request a formal Code Interpretation.
In the event, you need a code modification, please refer to
- Code Modification Request Procedures.
service is a high priority for Development Services.
The department posts its
to its website on a monthly basis.
In order to expedite your project, the department offers special services such
as (1) After-Hour Plan Review, (2)
Preliminary Plan Review Meetings,
Plan Review by Appointment,
Other programs and
have been developed to provide valuable information prior to the full design of
a project and to help expedite the construction phase of a project. Many of
these services, such as fast track permits (see Quick Links) will help save time
and will allow construction to begin while a full review has not yet been
The department offers
over the counter review
for certain types of construction.
The department has several programs to allow 3rd
party review in order to expedite the review process.
These programs are also found under Quick Links.
To access plan review comments online, please see
To respond to plan review comments, please see
Note: All new
engineers, plans examiners, and plans examiner supervisors are required to be
nationally certified in their discipline within a specific period of time.
Richard Chamberlin, PE
Development Services Engineer
Plan Review Section
(210) 207-6377 (Fax)