With the thriving biomedical research industry, various military installations and a growing intelligence sector, San Antonio is the ideal place for business owners to not only start a business, but also expand existing ones. Whether you want to lease a space in a new commercial center, construct your own commercial building or renovate an existing one, we can provide insight.
To launch your project you should become familiar with the City’s process which will guide you on starting your business. Since there are often many questions about a proposed project, we encourage you review the following sections that address some key aspects:
When searching for the perfect site or location for your business, you must see what type of zone and the zoning district that property is within.
BUILDING OR RENOVATING
Whether you are constructing a new building or renovating an existing one, there are specific City requirements that must be met.
Before a new Certificate of Occupancy is approved, a series of inspections may be required.
New bars, restaurants, liquor stores or other establishments serving alcohol must have a permit issued by the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission.
APPLYING FOR A BUILDING PERMIT
After you’ve found the perfect property, if you plan to make changes to the building, demolish parts of it, or expand it, you need a building permit.
CERTIFICATE OF OCCUPANCY
If your building will be used or occupied as a commercial structure, then you need to apply or request an update for a Certificate of Occupancy.
Start your search for licensed commercial builders and contractors, professional architects, and professional engineers with a list of helpful website links.