Permits & Licenses


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Step 1: Verify Address Location

The City of Helotes issues and permits and licenses for the City of Helotes Corporate City Limits only. A Helotes mailing address does not automatically mean the property is located within the City.

It is the responsibility of the individual applying for the permit to ensure that the location of the property is located within the City of Helotes Corporate City Limits. Find the property on the Bexar County Appraisal District’s website to confirm permitting jurisdiction. Contact Development Services staff with any questions.

NO REFUNDS will be issued for permit or license applications incorrectly submitted due to a property being outside of the City of Helotes Corporate City Limits.

Step 2: Review the Helotes Fee Schedule

Review the City of Helotes Fee Schedule for details regarding permit and license fees.

Step 3: Submit a Permit or License Application

Review the following list of permits and licenses and select the appropriate item to apply and submit payment.

*Items marked with an asterisk are applicable for properties located within the Helotes ETJ.

Development Services will work as quickly as possible to complete your request. Refer to each permit or license application for submission deadlines and processing times.

Permits & LicensesApplication
*Annexation Packet - Less than 3 landownersView
*Annexation Packet - More than 3 landownersView
*Banner Permit (Temporary)Apply
Board of Adjustment Variance RequestApply
Certificate of OccupancyApply
Change of Business Address RequestApply
Demolition PermitApply
*Driveway PermitApply
Electrical PermitApply
*Encroachment LicenseApply
Fence PermitApply
Fire Protection Equipment PermitApply
Flood Plain Development PermitApply
Food Establishment LicenseApply
Food Establishment License (Temporary)Apply
Foundation Repair PermitApply
House Moving PermitApply
*Landscape PermitApply
Mechanical PermitApply
Plumbing PermitApply
*Pre-Development MeetingApply
*Sign PermitApply
*Sign Permit (Temporary)Apply
*Sign Variance PermitApply
Solar Panel Installation PermitApply
Sprinkler System / Irrigation PermitApply
Swimming Pool PermitApply
*Tree Removal Application Permit / Affidavit (Residential and Commercial)Apply
*Tree Trimming Permit (Residential and Commercial)Apply
Variance RequestView
Zoning Amendment ApplicationView

* Items marked with an asterisk are applicable for properties located within the Helotes ETJ.

Development Services


Belenda Parker
Specialist
Phone: 210-695-5964
Email Specialist

Nicole Mayfield
Administrative Assistant
Phone: 210-695-5947
Email Assistant

12951 Bandera Road
P.O. Box 507 (mailing)
Helotes, TX 78023

Hours of Operation
8:00 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.
Closed Wednesdays