Excavation Permit

Please complete the following Excavation Permit Application 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 http://www.bcad.org/.  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.

Please attach the following documents to the application:

A)  Proof of insurance and performance assurance bond.
B)  Proof that the owner has a franchise, consent, license, or other legal right to install facilities in the right-of-way.
C)  Proof that the applicant is a registered excavator.
D)  Signed statement that the applicant has complied with applicable State and Federal laws and regulations.
E)  A dimensioned sketch of all work in the right-of-way, including the location of the excavation, its depth, width, and length, edge of asphalt, centerline of street, and north arrow.
F)  Tree survey, if necessary.

NOTE: The applicant is required to consult all utility companies operating in this area before marking and excavating.  In granting this permit, the City of Helotes makes no representation as to the location of utility facilities in the area to be excavated or the effect of the permitted excavation on said utilities.

If a road closure is required, the applicant must notify the Helotes Dispatch Center before closing any street at (210) 695-2500.

In consideration for the granting of an excavation permit by the City of Helotes, the above named applicant hereby promises:

• To perform the excavation applied for in a professional manner and in conformity with the City of Helotes Code of Ordinances; and
• To save harmless the City of Helotes, its officers, agents, employees, or servants from any and all costs, damages, and liabilities which may accrue or be claimed to accrue by reason of any work performed under a permit issued pursuant to this application.

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.
Payment - $278.00