Permits

**The below information is for building permits. Please click here for Vendor Permits and here for Food Vendor Permits.**

PERMIT PROCESS

We are in the process of getting more information on our website about residential and commercial permitting. IF YOU OR A CONTRACTOR ARE STARTING WORK ON YOUR HOME OR BUSINESS, AND ARE UNSURE IF YOU NEED A PERMIT FOR THE WORK, PLEASE CALL CITY HALL AT 830-522-3126. We are more than happy to give more information on permitting and the process. 

When a permit application is submitted, a permit application fee will be charged. We will not issue a permit on the same day as the application is submitted, unless the situation is an emergency.* The application fees are:

  • $50.00 for construction permits
  • $25.00 for sign permits
  • There is no application fee for a Certificate of Occupancy

Permits submitted after 3:00 pm will not be processed until the next business day.

Contractors must be registered with the City. A completed Contractor Registration form must be submitted along with copies of driver’s licenses, state licenses and certificates of liability insurance, if applicable. If the contractor is not yet registered with the City, all of the documents must be submitted prior to the application submittal. If the contractor is already registered and all documents are up to date, they do not need to resubmit their information. Contractors may only pick up their respective permits. 

The permit application is then sent to a third-party inspection company, Bureau Veritas, and will be reviewed along with all supporting documentation, if required. Bureau Veritas has up to 10 business days to review plans. If they require more information, they will get in touch with the contact person listed on the application. 

Once the review process is complete and any necessary corrections or clarifications have been made, Bureau Veritas will notify the City and the permit will be issued. The appropriate permit fees will be collected at that time. Again, only the contractor listed on the permit will be able to pick up that specific permit. 

WORK CANNOT START UNTIL THE PERMIT(S) HAS BEEN PICKED UP AND PAID FOR. If work has commenced before the the permit(s) has been picked up and paid for, the contractor can be charged double the initial permit fee.

Any inspections needed will be made with Bureau Veritas directly. The City will receive copies of all inspections reports directly from Bureau Veritas. 

*If emergency work must be done (water heater replacement, air conditioning repair, sewer line repair, etc.), please contact the Code Enforcement Officer. He will instruct you on the process for emergency permitted work. If you cannot contact the Code Enforcement Officer, you can reach the Administrative Assistant at (830) 522-3126.


On February 6, 2018, Bandera City Council passed the Outdoor Lighting Ordinance. This ordinance limits light pollution within city limits. Click here for a quick guide, but please be aware, this is not the full ordinance. Click here for the full ordinance. 

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    Keely Hansen

    Administrative Assistant

PERMITS                                                                                                                                                    
 
Work done without a permit                                                                                       2x the initial amount

Commercial Construction/Fire Prevention*:
 
Application fee                                                                                                                $50.00

New commercial building                                                                                              Project valuation based
 New accessory commercial building                                                                          Project valuation based

Commercial addition                                                                                                      Project valuation based
 Remodel                                                                                                                           Project valuation based

Gas pressure test                                                                                                             $175.00

Portable Building (over 120 sq ft)                                                                                $50.00 (no application fee required)

TRADE PERMITS:
 Building:
 Repair/replace porch                                                                                                    $175.00
 Add roof/cover to porch                                                                                               $175.00
 Roofing                                                                                                                             $175.00

Electrical:
 Repair/replace existing wiring                                                                                    $175.00
 Meter loop work                                                                                                              $175.00

Mechanical:
 Water heater replacement                                                                                            $175.00
 Install/replace HVAC system                                                                                      $175.00
 HVAC relocate                                                                                                                $175.00

Plumbing:
 Sewer line replacement                                                                                                $175.00
 Water line replacement                                                                                                $175.00
 Move/replace existing plumbing                                                                                $175.00
 

 *Sprinkler, underground & above ground each require separate permits         Each project valuation based
 

 Residential Construction:

 
Application fee                                                                                                               $50.00

New residential home                                                                                                   $0.60 per square foot of project

Residential addition                                                                                                      $140.00 per trade permit required
 Remodel                                                                                                                         $140.00 per trade permit required

Gas pressure test                                                                                                           $140.00

Portable Building (over 120 sq ft)                                                                              $50.00 (no application fee required)

TRADE PERMITS:
 Building:
 Repair/replace porch                                                                                                  $140.00
 Add roof/cover to porch                                                                                             $140.00
 Roofing                                                                                                                          $140.00

Electrical:
 Repair/replace existing wiring                                                                                 $140.00
 Meter loop work                                                                                                          $140.00

Mechanical:
 Water heater replacement                                                                                        $140.00
 Install/replace HVAC system                                                                                  $140.00
 HVAC relocate                                                                                                            $140.00

Plumbing:
 Sewer line replacement                                                                                            $140.00
 Water line replacement                                                                                            $140.00
 Move/replace existing plumbing                                                                            $140.00

Signs:
 
Application fee                                                                                                          $25.00
 Permit fee                                                                                                                   $50.00

Temporary banner application fee                                                                        $10.00                                                                                    
 Temporary banner permit fee                                                                               $20.00

Certificate of Occupancy:
 
Certificate of Occupancy from Bureau Veritas                                                  $100.00
 Certificate of Occupancy from the City of Bandera                                           $50.00

Special Event Permit:
 Special event permit                                                                                                $150.00
 (also known as Noise Permit)

Horse Drawn Carriage:
 
Horse permit fee                                                                                                      $100.00 per horse per year

Special Use:
 
Special use permit                                                                                                   $100.00

Alcoholic Beverage Permits:
 
All alcoholic beverage permits                                                                              ½ of fee levied by the state

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