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Old 03-29-2011, 04:22 PM
 
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Default No building permit

I live outside the city limits of San Antonio, do I need to get a building permit to put in a deck? I have the HOA's approval. What's the penalty if I don't get a permit? or what will happen when I want to sell the house w/ a un-permitted deck? Any in site is appreciated?
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Old 03-29-2011, 04:57 PM
 
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Default It Happens,

All of the time......
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I live outside the city limits of San Antonio, do I need to get a building permit to put in a deck? I have the HOA's approval. What's the penalty if I don't get a permit? or what will happen when I want to sell the house w/ a un-permitted deck? Any in site is appreciated?
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Old 03-29-2011, 05:30 PM
 
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The City of San Antonio Development Services Department only issues permits for properties inside San Antonio City Limits. If you live in Alamo Heights, Leon Valley, Castle Hills, etc., you obtain the necessary permits and approvals from those cities. It's possible those suburban cities have slight variances in their building codes.

Don't know about unincorporated areas out in the County. Does Bexar County have a building services department?
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Old 03-29-2011, 08:25 PM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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I have a 40'x10' patio in my backyard and I didn't get a permit.
Just today, I talked on the phone with the city (Guadalupe County) they passed me to the inspector.
He said that an inspector is supposed to be there when the concrete is poured to make sure that it meets city standards/requirements.
I told him that I just want to make it "legal" and that I have pictures of when the job was done.

If this sounds like your case... send me an DM, and I'll tell you what happens after he checks with another inspector and calls me tomorrow.
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Old 03-29-2011, 10:24 PM
 
Location: New Braunfels, TX
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Um....Dopo - were you talkin' with the city or the county? Guadalupe County doesn't have any code/permitting for flatwork that I'm aware of....
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Old 03-29-2011, 11:44 PM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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Um....Dopo - were you talkin' with the city or the county? Guadalupe County doesn't have any code/permitting for flatwork that I'm aware of....
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