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Permitting, Building, & Zoning

The Leon Valley Community Development Department reviews permits and plans and conducts inspections to ensure that existing and new construction within the city limits meet or exceeds the standards of the adopted code. The City adopted and is currently utilizing the 2015 International Building Code. Other Codes include: 2014 National Electric Code, and the 2015 International Mechanical and Plumbing Codes. Any exceptions to these codes may be found in Chapter 3, “Building Regulations,” in the Leon Valley Code of Ordinances.

Zoning is a restriction on the way that land can be used. It allows the city to control the development of the community. Without zoning, for example, a gun store could open up next to a school. Zoning prevents incompatible uses from occurring and in doing so; it protects property values and ensures community’s work is an orderly fashion.

To request that a tract of land be rezoned to a district that will accommodate your use you must apply for rezoning. After filling out and submitting the Zoning Application, fees, and supporting documents your request will be reviewed by City Officials.

If you have any questions in regards to permitting, building, or zoning you can submit a ticket online or call (210) 684-OnIt.