Combination Team


Sylvia A. Cortez
Chief Building Inspector Combination Inspector Team
(210) 207-2750

The Combination Inspection team is integrated to conduct more holistically by inspecting multiple trade inspections in one visit. The combined inspection approach is a significantly more efficient use of manpower and delivers better customer service to the residential building community.

San Antonio City Council adopted the 2012 International Residential Code (IRC) with local amendments, on October 1, 2011, and become effective March 1, 2012. The IRC is available for purchase through the International Code Council (ICC) and various book stores, both locally and on-line. The telephone number for ICC is 1-888-422-7233 or visit the ICC website at The amendments are available for purchase through the City Clerks Office. They are located on the second floor of City Hall. The telephone number for the City Clerk is (210) 207-7253.

Chief Building Inspector Sylvia Cortez is a certified Building Inspector, Commercial Building Inspector, Residential Building Inspector and Commercial Plans Examiner with the International Code Council (ICC). Additionally, Chief Cortez achieved a Disaster Response and Property Maintenance Certification through ICC.

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