Obtain a Permit
WHEN IS A PERMIT REQUIRED?
A person, firm, or corporation shall not erect, construct, enlarge, add to, alter, replace, improve, remove, install, convert, demolish, equip, use, occupy, or maintain a structure or building service equipment without first obtaining a permit from the City of Poteet. This regulation applies to all structures or improvements, residential, commercial, or industrial, temporary, or permanent. The issuance of a permit does not relieve the person doing any work from obeying all state and local building codes and ordinances.
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WHO CAN OBTAIN A PERMIT?
A homeowner resident may obtain a permit for his/her residence. Home Improvement or General Contractors, properly licensed, and may also obtain permits. General Contractors must obtain permits for Commercial work. Master Electricians may obtain permits for work they are doing for any project.
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HOW DO I OBTAIN A BUILDING PERMIT?
Complete and submit a building permit application to the City of Poteet. (Application forms may be obtained from the Poteet Police Department or by clicking on the below links. (permits are fillable PDF, must be completely filled and returned to the Poteet Police Department in person)
Completed permit applications and all required documentation can be emailed to
In addition to completing the permit application, please make sure you following the instructions below.
Residential – Submit two (1) set of architectural plans to include:
Type of proposed construction.
Type of foundation.
Square footage of improvement.
Elevation of Improvement.
Distance to property lines and any existing structures.
Electrical, mechanical, plumbing plan, applicable.
Site Plan including existing structures, proposed construction, drainage. If no site plan is
available a drawing to scale will be accepted.
Commercial – Submit (1) set of architectural sealed/stamped plans to include the same requirements as residential, in addition to the following:
Driveway approach/access plan.
Parking Plan with handicap parking identification.
Asbestos inspection report, if applicable.
Site development permits and plans.
Additional information may be requested during plan review and as it may apply to the proposed project.
Plans must be drawn to scale, dimensioned and of sufficient clarity to be legible.
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO OBTAIN A BUILDING PERMIT?
Residential and Commercial permits can normally approved within seven (7) business days depending on whether the permit application is complete and all required documentation is properly submitted. Failure to complete application appropriately or to submit required documentation will only delay the permit process.
Plan review for new construction:
Residential – 1 to 2 weeks
Commercial – 2 to 4 weeks, provided review by civil engineer is not required.
WHAT IS THE COST OF A BUILDING PERMIT?
Most permit fees are based on the square footage of the entire project.
ARE INSPECTIONS REQUIRED?
Yes. Depending on the type and complexity of the project, there may be several inspections.
Permits are good for six (6) months.
All commercial projects that include partial or total demolition of any walls, floors, ceilings, or insulation must have an asbestos survey to accompany the permit application. It is the responsibility of the owner or contractor to inform the State about the results of the survey and any abatement to be done.
Set Backs: Residential 25’ Front 5’ Side and 10 ‘ Back, Commercial: 25’ Front 10’ Side and Back. Sign setback is 15’ all set backs are from Property Lines.