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The contractor of record must apply for the permit, (or business owner, if completing the work without the assistance of a contractor) by completing the appropriate permit application. Upon obtaining the permit, construction may begin. If trade (Mechanical, Electrical, and Plumbing) permits are required for your project, they must apply for and obtain a permit prior to beginning any work. Required inspections must be scheduled / completed.
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A new Certificate of Occupancy is required when there is a name change, new ownership or change of existing occupancy classification.
The City website includes a Zoning Map and Easy Zoning Guide to assist you. For additional information, please contact City staff.
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 City staff.
The City of Cibolo issues Health Permits to any business serving food. Please refer to the Health Inspections page on the City website. The Health Inspections page will provide you with needed information and applications. Licenses expire one (1) year from the date of registration. The Health Inspector will conduct unannounced inspections one (1) to three (3) times a year, depending on the classification (level of risk) of your business.
To establish new water / sewer service for your business, please see the Service Connection page on the City website. The Service Connection page will provide you with the guidelines to set up a new service along with any applications / documents needed.
To reconnect services, please contact the Utility Services.
Electrical connections may require a permit and inspection. If an inspection is required, GVEC will automatically be notified that it is safe to connect / reconnect your electric service upon completion / approval of an inspection.
The TABC form must be provided to the City Secretary in person. You will be notified once your application has been approved, which can take up to 7 to 10 business days. A permit will be issued upon payment of fees (½ of the State fee). The fees may be viewed on the City website Fee Schedule.
To register your mobile vendor business with the City, you must provide an approved background check for all workers, schedule / pass an inspection by the City, and obtain a City registration. Background checks can be done through the City of Cibolo Police Department or Texas Department of Public Safety – Criminal History Search. Background checks are valid for two (2) years.
Once your inspection passes, you may apply for the City registration. In addition to the application, a copy of the Texas Sales and Use Tax Permit from the State of Texas Comptroller’s office and driver’s license(s) will be required to process your application. Please refer to the Health Inspections page on the City website for additional information, fees and applications.