Permit & Licensing


All permits and licenses issued by the City of San Benito grants legal permission to:

  • Commence operating a business or function
  • Demolish or remove a structure
  • Start a construction project

It also allows the enforcement of the codes which have been adopted as law by the State of Texas, Cameron County or City of San Benito. No matter what the specific project, business or function may be, the enforcement of codes is carried out to protect the public health, safety and welfare.

Public Safety

You have an investment in the home, business or function you are about to build, remodel, modify, commence or reside in. When the project or function does not comply with the codes, your investment is reduced, your liability to the public’s safety becomes a concern and your family’s welfare is an issue.

Permit Issuance

Permits will be issued only after minimum site plan and construction plans have been submitted, reviewed, and approved by all departments required. Certain plans may need to be designed by an engineer or architect. Permits include, but not limited to:

  • Commercial or residential construction, renovations or remodels
  • Demolitions or removals
  • House / building moving permit
  • Non-occupancy construction


Licensing will be issued only after a site plan, safety plans and mandated minimum health requirements are met. Which include adding safety features to the facility or function to be held. Licensing includes, but is not limited to:

  • Fundraisers
  • New business license
  • Special events
  • Vendor license