San Antonio, TX asked in Land Use & Zoning and Construction Law for Texas

Q: When a company is hired to build something attached to a house, who is responsible for pulling the building permit?

We had a company build a patio cover on our existing slab. They never pulled a building permit or mentioned it to us and are now not willing to do anything about the fact that the slab did not meet building thickness nor is our yard even zoned for this kind of construction. They are saying it was our responsibility unless we asked them to pull it but we did not know.

1 Lawyer Answer
Tammy Lyn Wincott
Tammy Lyn Wincott
Answered
  • Real Estate Law Lawyer
  • San Antonio, TX
  • Licensed in Texas

A: It should have been stated in the agreement for services; otherwise, the homeowner is responsible unless it requires a licensed contractor. Please copy and past the link below for more information.

https://www.sanantonio.gov/DSD/Constructing/Residential#145101219-zoning

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