Development Services

City offices will be closed on Monday, May 30, 2022 in observance of Memorial Day. Offices will reopen for regular business hours on Tuesday, May 31, 2022.


is a one stop center for economic development, building, health, safety and zoning information. Every effort is made to provide information with the end user in mind. For your convenience, the Codes and Ordinances for the City are available online. Additionally, in the Document Center, building permits and applications and a fee schedule (updated 9/30/2019) are available for downloading. The Development Service Package provides a brief overview of the codes used in the City and the tasks that require a permit.  Should you experience problems with the website or are unable to find what you are looking for, do not hesitate to contact our offices at (210) 659-0333 ext 725.


Development Services is responsible for review and permitting of all construction and development projects within the city, the performance of related inspections, storm water management, and overall economic development activities.

Other functions include enforcement of adopted city ordinances and state regulations relating to building, zoning, subdivision development, signs, health and property maintenance codes to insure the public safety and welfare of the community. Approval of development projects and requests for exception or variance to City ordinances are considered by the Planning and Zoning Commission and Board of Adjustment as authorized by local ordinance and state law.

Universal City is a 4B Economic Development Sales Tax City as directed by the Texas Development Corporation Act of 1979. The Universal City Industrial Development Corporation (UCIDC) promotes the creation of new and expanded industry within the City. Learn more about the UCIDC and economic development within the City.

In addition to permits, inspections, stormwater managmeent, and economic development, the department maintains current maps of the City to include zoning, sewer, water and streets as well as flood plain maps, property maps, construction plans and utility drawings.


Monday through Friday – 8:00 am – 5:00 pm