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A permit is not required if you are doing non-structural work such as: painting, flooring, direct replacement of windows / doors, gutters, and siding. Landscape work does not require a permit; however, installation of an irrigation system or a retaining wall with a height of 4 feet or more does require a permit. (This list may not be all-inclusive, if you have questions, please contact the permit office.) Please refer to Building Permits & Inspections Frequently Asked Questions for additional information.
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The City of Cibolo does not require a permit for a garage sale. There are requirements on the placement of your signs. Please refer to Building Permits & Inspections Frequently Asked Questions for more details.
Effective January 1, 2021, a permit is now required to re-roof your home. If any structural work will be completed, a separate permit / inspections will be required.
The City does not allow for a homeowner to obtain a permit then hire a contractor to complete the work. Any contractor wishing to do work in the City of Cibolo must be registered with the City. However, if you reside at the address and will be completing the project personally without the assistance of any contractor, you may obtain the permit. Please note, however, that a homeowner cannot obtain a permit or complete work on an HVAC (air conditioner / heating) system unless you hold a valid State of Texas mechanical license.
A permit is required to replace / install a fence. Please refer to Building Permits & Inspections Frequently Asked Questions for more details.
A permit is required for sheds unless the shed is 100 square feet or less and is portable. Please refer to Building Permits & Inspections Frequently Asked Questions for additional information concerning placement / setbacks & inspections of a shed.
A permit is required to pour a patio or build a deck. Please note that no permit will be issued which will exceed the allowable impervious coverage for any lot. Impervious coverage is any hard surface / man-made area that does not readily absorb or retain water. Please refer to Building Permits & Inspections Frequently Asked Questions for additional information.
If a pool, spa or hot tub has potential water depth of 24 inches or more, a permit is required. Please refer to Building Permits & Inspections Frequently Asked Questions for more details.
Plan reviews are completed once a week, although, plan review time may vary depending on workload and availability to accomplish a review.
Inspection times are 9am to 12pm and 1pm to 4pm. No set appointment times. An AM or PM inspection may be scheduled only if the inspector needs to enter the home (which includes the garage) to complete the inspection. During the summer months, we will only accept an AM time block for inspections located in the attic. The inspectors do not call prior to arriving for an inspection.
We understand that people come from different cities which have different requirements. We suggest that before you start any work you contact our office to see if a permit is required. If you have started a project, the best option is to stop where you are and contact us.
No. We understand that sometimes emergencies happen. Your contractor can complete the work and then apply for the permit the next business day. An inspection will be required.
For additional information / questions, please refer to Building Permits & Inspections Frequently Asked Questions.