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Yes. The penalty is 2.5 times the original permit cost.
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Any contractor wishing to do work which requires a permit must be registered with the City. Once your company is registered, we will provide an Activation Letter which will allow you to set up an online account with our building inspection software, MyGov. For additional information, please contact the permit office or Contractor Registration page on the City website.
Completed Contractor Registration form, Certificate of General Liability Insurance listing the City of Cibolo as a Certificate Holder, copy of Driver’s License (must match State license, if applicable), copy of State license (if applicable), $100.00 (if applicable). Effective May 14, 2018, any contractor holding a State issued license is no longer required to pay the registration fee. For additional information, please refer to Contractor Registration on our City website.
Inspections may be scheduled online at MyGov.us. You may also call the permit office to schedule inspections. Inspection times: 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.
A General Contractor is not allowed to pull permits for sub-contractors. Sub-contractors must be registered and apply for their permits.
Some sub-contractors prefer to call in their own inspections; although, the General Contractor is allowed to call in any inspection for the project.
Currently, the City of Cibolo does not have a process in place to expedite plan reviews.
The review time will depend on the type of project. For Outdoor structures such as patio covers, pergolas, sheds, and additions / remodels (list may not be all inclusive) plan reviews are completed once a week, although plan review time may vary depending on work load and availability to accomplish a review.
For commercial construction please refer to New Commercial Development (How-To) or Commercial Tenant Finish-Out (How-To).
A permit is required for roof replacements. If any structural work will be completed, a separate permit / inspections will be required.
Most remodel work requires a permit. You are not required to apply for a permit if you are doing non-structural work such as – painting, flooring, direct replacement of windows / doors, gutters or 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.)
The following non-commercial permits can be issued at time of submittal without a plan review: Fence (new / replacement) Water Softener, Water Heater, Irrigation, HVAC (replacement equipment), Electrical, and Plumbing. If there are any questions on the project at time of submittal, the front office staff may defer approval to an inspector which may delay the issuance of the permit.
The City does not allow for a homeowner to obtain a permit then hire a contractor to complete the work. The contractor must apply for the permit.
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.