Demolition Permit

Please complete the following Demolition Permit Form for all building projects within the City of Helotes.

This application is a City of Helotes application and should only submitted if it pertains to the City of Helotes jurisdiction. Applicants are responsible for verifying if an address is located within the City. This can be done by using the BCAD property search engine located at The applicant should also ensure that all information provided on the application is correct.

Questions should be directed to the Development Services Dept. at (210) 695-8877. Applications may also be filled out in person at the Development Services Dept. located at City Hall, 12951 Bandera Road, Helotes, Texas 78023. Office hours are Monday thru Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:45 p.m., except on Wednesday's when the Dept. is closed to the public.

Applications can take up to 10 business days to process.


  1. Obtain and fill out a demolition permit application.
  2. Stormwater management pollution prevention plan.
  3. Provide a letter indicating whether or not the building has any historical significance.
  4. Provide two color photographs of the structure to be demolished.
  5. Provide a letter of authorization to obtain the demolition permit if the applicant is not the property owner.
  6. Contact City Public Service, Grey Forest Utilities, and all other pertinent utility companies for service disconnections.
  7. Submit a scaled site plan indicating structure(s) to be demolished along with all existing buildings and distances to all property lines.
  8. Submit a demolition plan detailing the method of demolition.
  9. Submit a copy of an asbestos survey (commercial buildings only) from a licensed asbestos abatement contractor.
  10. The applicant must not begin any work until the demolition permit has been issued and the applicant has notified the Texas Department of Health of the demolition at 512-834-6747 or 1-800-572-5548 a minimum of ten (10) working days prior to demolition.

All demolition work must comply with the 2015 International Building Code and the Texas Department of Health Regulations.

Contact all utilities servicing the structure(s) for service disconnections.

No work should commence until the applicant receives the Demolition Permit and has notified the Texas Department of Health of the demolition at (210) 979-2108 a minimum of ten (10) working days prior to demolition.

I acknowledge that the form above is only an application. Receipt of the application and payment should not be interpreted as a receipt of a permit or permit number.

I acknowledge that this application may take up to 10 business days to process, and that the City of Helotes Development Service Dept. will contact me regarding any permit, permit number, required fees, or permissions granted for this application.

Electronic Signature of the Applicant/Agent
$174.70 payment
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