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Posted on: February 19, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Permitting for Repairs / Scam Warnings

Permitting for Repairs / Scam Warnings

  • Property owners or licensed plumbers do not require a permit for minor emergency repairs on freeze-damaged or leaking water pipes provided new piping doesn't exceed 5 feet in length.   
  • A plumbing permit is required if multiple water pipes are broken, generally affecting entire home plumbing system and plumbing fixtures.  Additionally, permits are required for any repairs to gas lines or gas systems.  
  • Where permits are required, the emergency repairs can be completed before the permit is obtained. The permit shall be submitted to the Permit Office of the Planning & Engineering Department on the next business day once all emergency repairs are completed by a licensed plumbing contractor. 
  • Beware of fraudulent, unqualified contractors or that come from all over the country looking for vulnerable consumers. To check if a contractor is registered with the city, visit, and the Texas State Board of Plumbing Examiners
  • For any questions regarding plumbing and gas permits and inspections, please feel free to contact the Cibolo Permit Office at 210.658-4175, or by email at
  • Homeowners should visit their insurance policies for coverage for the cost of repairing pipes. Some policies also reimburse for the cost of spoiled food. 
  • If you or your business were affected by the freeze (i.e. no power, no running water, no natural gas, frozen or damaged water pipes, etc.), you are asked to go to the state websites in the links below and fill out the online forms.  The success of this effort will assist the local jurisdictions with the eligibility to potential federal programs.


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