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Additionally, the Bexar County Commissioners Court Order authorizing the Adoption and Enforcement of the Fire Code provides that a "Multi-Family Dwelling" means any residential structure consisting of four (4) or more residential dwelling units. A dwelling unit is any single unit providing complete, independent living facilities for one or more persons, including permanent provisions for living, sleeping, eating, cooking and sanitation. 233.062(a)(3)
-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the permit and inspection fee only for each permit issued.-Renewal of permits that have expired – these permits are no longer valid, and the project must be resubmitted as a new project, subject to a new plan review and all applicable fees will be required.
Bexar County does not enforce City of San Antonio locally developed amendments; however, the County does have local Rules for the Enforcement of the International Fire Code and International Building Code. These local regulations should be consulted during the design of any construction related project. See the Bexar County Local Rules for more information.
Additionally, the County will not conduct a residential construction inspection once the building has been completed due to the amount of damage that would be required in order to inspect structural elements, electrical wiring, heating systems, and gas lines (if installed).
If you need additional documentation concerning this issue, please see the Residential Permitting & Certificates Compliance.
In the unincorporated areas of the County (any area not within a municipal city limits) there are no zoning regulations. However, there may be other development regulations that apply to the property. For example, an On-Site Sewer System permit may be required if there is no developed sewer system available. If the property to be constructed on has not been platted, BCFMO must have an Authorization to Issue Permit form completed by Public Works and returned with the permit application. Before any construction work is begun, you must contact Bexar County Infrastructure Services to check on any other regulations that may apply to the property. Makes sure to look at their FAQs!