How long is a building permit valid for?
A building permit is valid for 180 days from the date of issuance and construction must start within this timeline. If construction does not start within the 180 days, a permit renewal will be considered by the Fire Marshal on a case-by-case basis.

-Renewal of permits that have not expired – these permits may be renewed by paying the permit and inspection fee only for each permit issued.
-Renewal of permits that have expired – these permits are no longer valid, and the project must be resubmitted as a new project, subject to a new plan review and all applicable fees will be required.

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1. What law regulates the County authority to require building permits?
2. When is a building permit required in the unincorporated areas of the county?
3. Who has to get a building permit?
4. What is a "substantial improvement"?
5. What is a commercial establishment (building)?
6. What is a public accessible building?
7. What is a multi-family residential building?
8. What do I have to do to get a building permit?
9. What other permits must be obtained?
10. How long does it take to obtain a building permit?
11. How much does a building permit cost?
12. How long is a building permit valid for?
13. What are the Codes used by Bexar County?
14. What local amendments are enforced by Bexar County?
15. What inspections are required for my building?
16. Who inspects my building project?
17. I'm building a private residence, what permits are required?
18. How do I get a Certificate of Occupancy for my home?
19. I'm building in the San Antonio ETJ, what other requirements must I comply with?
20. I'm building in the Helotes ETJ, what other requirements must I comply with?
21. How is my property zoned in the County?