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The Development Services Department handles most permits that you need to obtain for remodels, pools, or irrigation systems. Development Services Department is located at City Hall, 1 Community Drive in Horseshoe Bay, and can be reached by phone at 830-598-9959, or by Email. Along with a completed Building-Permit-Application, you will need to submit a set of construction plans to Development Services. Contact Development Services for information specific to your project. You can also find helpful information on the Department page under Permits.
When it comes to knowing when you should contact the City to obtain a permit, the basic rules are that if your project will add, alter, repair, remove, enlarge, modify, or replace electrical, HVAC, plumbing, structural elements, weather barriers (roof, siding, windows), or accessory structures (pool, fence, boat house, etc.) then you must obtain a permit from the Development Services Department.
Please visit the Development Services Permits page for more information!
The City of Horseshoe Bay provides courtesy information to assist you by sharing access to your private restrictions and policies governing improvements to your property on the Subdivision Architectural Standards Guidelines (ACC's) page.
1. Call one of the fire stations in the City of Horseshoe Bay to request a burn permit. Station 1 by City Hall can be reached at 830-598-6953 and Station 2 out west can be reached at 830-596-2808.
2. Ensure you do not have any illegal materials to burn. If you do, remove them or you will be denied your permit.
3. Provide your name, address, and phone number to the on duty crew in case they cannot accommodate the request for the permit at the designated time.
4. Crews will come out and inspect the burn pile and if all requirements are met, they will issue you a copy of a burn permit.
5. Requests for burn permits are accepted from 08:30am until 11:30am daily for same day burns only. No extended burns taking more than 2 days will be allowed on one permit.***Special event stipulations (weather events typically) can be approved by the Chiefs.
6. If you are caught burning without a permit, you can be fined.
7. The fire officials have the right to issue stop burning notices to those issued due to drastic changes in weather or issuance of burn bans.
Yes! City Council adopted an Ordinance that requires all contractors doing work in the City of Horseshoe Bay to register with the City through the Development Services Department. This includes general commercial, general residential, home improvement, and manufactured home contractors. Also, sub-contractors such as mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and irrigation contractors will need to register and show proof of valid State licenses. Contractors can submit a Contractor Registration Application or a Sub-Contractor Registration Application with the application fee to register as a contractor to do business in the City of Horseshoe Bay. Contractors can Email a fully complete application and checklist items (checklist is found on the application) to Development Services. You may also call 830-598-9959 for more information from Development Services.
Development Services, at 830-598-9959, handles all permitting. When plans reviews and inspections are ready, coordination will be passed through Development Services to the Fire Department who will contact you with scheduling a date and time. Do not call the Fire Department first, as this will only delay the process.