Sign Permit

Please complete the following Sign Permit Application for all signage projects located within the City of Helotes or its Extraterritorial Jurisdiction (ETJ). 
All exterior signage requires Planning & Zoning Commission and City Council approval prior to permitting and installation. The Commission meets on the first Tuesday of each month at 7:00 pm. All application packets must be complete and submitted at least 15 business days prior to the proposed meeting date and will be tentatively scheduled. Application packets submitted after this time will be tentatively scheduled for the next available meeting.

This is a City of Helotes application and should only be submitted if the project is located within the City of Helotes jurisdiction. Applicants are responsible for verifying if an address is located within the City or its ETJ. Find the property on the Bexar County Appraisal District's website at to confirm permitting jurisdiction before submitting this application. Refunds will not be given for applications submitted that are outside of the City of Helotes jurisdiction. The applicant should also ensure that all information provided on the application is correct before submitting it. Applications may also be completed in person at the Development Services Department located at City Hall. Applications can take up to 10 business days to process.

A Master Sign Plan enables administrative approval of commercial signage projects and expedites the approval process. If you are unsure if the property has a Master Sign Plan in place contact the property manager/owner or Development Services at 210-695-5914.
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Please attach a set of plans indicating sign size, color, type of material, and its parts; message size and style of lettering; type of lighting; method of attachment; associated landscaping.
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Please attach a copy of signage color sketches, color photographs, or similar scaled presentation of the sign and building that shows how each would appear in relation to the other.
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Please attach a site plan showing location of proposed sign and copy of plat, if available, to determine easement locations.
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Letter of authorization must be on the property owner's letterhead and include an initialed and dated sign rendering.

I acknowledge that the form above is only an application. Receipt of the application and payment should not be interpreted as a receipt of a permit or permit number.

I acknowledge that this application may take up to 10 business days to process, and that the City of Helotes Development Services Department will contact me regarding any permit, permit number, or permissions granted for this application.

Development Services

Michael Gallardo
Development Services Coordinator
Phone: 210-695-5901

Nicole Mayfield
Development Services Specialist
Phone: 210-695-5947

Abigail Izquierdo
Permit Technician
Phone: 210-695-5914

Hours of Operation
8:00 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.
Closed Wednesdays