Permit Required?

Permits are required for many activities, especially construction related. Also Pet Tags and Permits for garage/estate sales are required within Terrell Hills city limits.

Inspections: ****NOTICE****
Effective June 1st 2021. Inspections must be requested Monday through Friday Prior to 4:00PM to be on the schedule for the following business day.

Office Location

The permit office is located at City Hall.

Miscellaneous Permits

Garage Sale / Estate Sale Permits

A permit obtained from City Hall is required in order to have a garage sale or estate sale within the Terrell Hills city limits.

Sale sign authorized in front yard of residence only.

  • Garage sale permits are $20.00 and cover 2 consecutive days.
  • Estate sale permits are $100.00 and cover 4 consecutive days.

Pet Registration Tags

All pets must be registered with the City of Terrell Hills. In order to register your pet, you must be able to provide proof that the animal has a current rabies vaccination. Upon registration, the city will provide you with a Pet Tag.

  • Pet Tags for pets without a microchip are $20.00 and good for the lifetime of the pet.
  • Pet Tags for pets with proof of a microchip are free and good for the lifetime of the pet.

Building Permit Guidelines

For building regulations, referring to Chapter 3 (Construction) of the Code of Ordinances may be helpful in determining whether or not a permit is necessary for the construction/remodel work being completed.

Building permit applications are now accepted through My Government Online at If you do not have an account:

  1. Select Customer Portal Box
  2. Select Log-in or Create Account

For Assistance please call the My Government Online Help Desk for Assistance at 1-866-957-3764

Building Contractors

Do NOT submit an application if you are not sure if you have the job. Once your application is submitted you are responsible for payment. NO REFUNDS or changes will be made to total charges.

Permit Payments

Payments for My Government Online permits (cash/check) can be accepted at City Hall when permits are issued. All credit card payments can be made 24/7 from any location OR Monday through Friday 8:00am to 4:00pm on the computer in the Main Lobby through the My Government Online Web-site at

Permit Fees

***Effective November 15, 2021***

Building Permit Conferences

Conference hours are by appointment only. To schedule an appointment, call (210) 824-7401 at least 24 hours in advance.

Please Note:

  • Permits are NOT considered valid until they have been paid for.
  • Users MUST register with My Government Online at https://mypermitnow.orgPRIOR to submitting a permit.
  • Inspections will usually be conducted on normal business days with 24-hour advance notice. Please do NOT call to see if you have passed or failed inspection; it is up to the contractor to look at their inspection slips or check the My Government Online website

Residential Design Standards

All plans submitted after August 13, 2007, must comply with the requirements found in the Residential Design Standards found in Chapter 14 of the City Code of Ordinances.

Adopted Building Codes

Zoning Map

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Any questions? Call us at (210) 824-7401. We are happy to assist.