The City of Universal City
2150 Universal City Blvd
Universal City, TX 78148
Tel: 210-659-0333 Fax: 210-659-7062
WWW.UniversalCityTexas.com
H
OME IMPROVEMENT CONTRACTOR REGISTRATION
Contractors should be advised that if the application for license on file with the City of Universal City is
more than 5 years old, that a new application, to include new references, will be required at the time of
renewal. The review of the new application, the verification of references, and the review of the criminal
history search data may take up to 5 to 7 working days for processing by the Building Official. To
expedite the review process, please ensure that all references include phone numbers and legible
handwriting.
Thank you for working with the City as it updates files and works to ensure a safe and quality environment
for its residents.
Attached is an application packet for application of contractor license for General Contractor. The
following information is required:
C
ompleted Application
Filing Fee of: $ 150.00 Home Improvement Contractor (initial) $100 Renewal
License and Permit Bond (this form will be provided by our office)
Reference from one financial institution regarding business account. A bank statement will not
be accepted. Use attached forms. (Must be at within the last 5 years)
Reference from two suppliers who provide you with materials in reference to the service you
perform as a contractor. Use attached forms. (Must be at within the last 5 years)
Reference from two customers you have completed work for within the past three years and in
relation to the type of license you are seeking. Use attached forms. (Must be at within the last 5
years)
Copy of current driver’s license for all applicants.
Criminal History. Attach a copy of a recent criminal history search through the Texas Department
of Public Safety (TXDPS) [https://records.txdps.state.tx.us] or the State in which your
drivers license was issued, or any other means available for obtaining a recent STATE
criminal history search for each applicant, partner, or corporate officer for the general
contracting business on whose behalf the application is submitted. Be advised that these entities
charge a nominal fee for this service.
A new Criminal History Search is required with each annual renewal of the Home
Improvement license.
The required references, bond, criminal history search, and filing fee must be returned with your
completed application package in order to process your request for license. Review and processing
takes approximately 3-5 working days.
If you have any questions, please contact the Department of Development Services at
(210) 659-0333, Ext 723.
D
evelopment Services Director Revised 11/17/2015
H
OME IMPROVEMENT CONTRACTOR REGISTRATION
CI
TY OF UNIVERSAL CITY, TEXAS
I
/We
wish to apply to the City of Universal City for a Home
Improvement Contractor license.
1. I
s applicant an individual a partnership Corporation
2. S
tate full name, date of birth, driver’s license number and State of the applicant, partners, or
corporate officers
.
_____________________________________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________________________
Business Address _____________________________________________________________________
City/State _____________________________________ Zip Code ______________________________
Business Phone ________________________________Fax # _________________________________
Cell Phone __________________________________________________________________________
E-mail Address _______________________________________________________________________
3. If partnership or corporation, state the full name, addres
s, date of birth, driver’s license
number and State of each partner or principal officer and a criminal records search for each:
_____________________________________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________________________
4. Type of business and type of work you perform _______________________________________
5. How long have you been in this type business? _______________________________________
6. If less than ten y
ears, previous business or employment ________________________________
7. How long in business under this present company name________________________________
8. If less than ten y
ears, list previous company names
_____________________________________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________________________
9. List the names of those people whom you wish to authorize to obtain permits for your company
_____________________________________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________________________
10. Have you or any member of this partnership or corporation been arrested within the last five
years? __________ If yes, explain
_____________________________________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________________________
Application for License
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11. Have you or any member of this partnership or corporation ever been convicted of a violation of
the International Building Code, International Residential Code, National Electric Code or any
code of the City of Universal City? __________ If yes, explain
_____________________________________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________________________
12. References: Form letters are attached for the required references. Only these forms will be
accepted and must be submitted with your application. Do not provide a list of references.
References must include one financial reference where you have established a business account,
two suppliers that you have established business relations with and two customers that you have
done work for within the past five years in reference to the type of license you are applying for.
STATE OF TEXAS
COUNTY OF BEXAR
BEFORE ME, the undersigned authority on this day personally appeared
________________________________________________________________known to me to
be the person whose name is signed to the foregoing application and, duly sworn to be, states
under oath that he/she has read said application and that all of the facts therein and all
attachments hereto are true and correct and that he/she is qualified by either training or
experience to conduct the aforementioned business.
_____________________________________
Applicant
SWORN to before me this ________day of ___________________________ 20_____.
_____________________________________
Notary Public, State of Texas
My Commission Expires: _________________
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FOR OFFICE USE ONLY
Date Application Received Fee Paid $ Cash or Check
UC Contractor License Number
Date Issued ____________________________
Building Official Signature: ______________________________________________________
Comments
____________________________________________________________________________________
____________________________________________________________________________________
____________________________________________________________________________________
ATTN: Development Services Department
Date ONE FINANCIAL REFERENCE
Name of Contractor Requesting Reference
___________________________________________________________________________________
Your financial institution was given as a reference by the Contractor applicant as stated above
who is applying for a contractor’s license with the City of Universal City.
Our office is not interested in the degree of financial affluence of the applicant, but we are
interested to know how long the applicant has done business with your institution and whether he/she
manages finances and/or accounts with your institution in a responsible manner.
Please respond accordingly below:
Date Account opened: _________________________________________________________________
Status of account _____________________________________________________________________
Does applicant maintain his/her account in a responsible manner:
_______________________________
Comments
____________________________________________________________________________________
____________________________________________________________________________________
____________________________________________________________________________________
____________________________________________________________________________________
____________________________________________________________________________________
________________________________________
Signature of Financial Institution Representative
________________________________________
Name of Financial Institution
________________________________________
Address
________________________________________
Phone
RETURN TO APPLICANT CONTRACTOR. DO NOT FORWARD TO THE CITY.
The applicant will not be considered until all replies are returned. Thank you for your cooperation.
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ATTN: Development Services Department
Date
TWO CUSTOMER REFERENCES
Name of Contractor Requesting Reference ________________________________________________
Your name was given as a reference by the Contractor applicant as stated above who is applying
for a contractor’s license with the City of Universal City.
In order to consider the applicant’s request for a license we are interested to know of your
experience with the contractor as one of his/her customers. Please answer the following questions:
How long have you known the applicant? ________________________________________
What type of work has the applicant done for you? _________________________________
How long ago was the work performed? _________________________________________
Was the work performed and completed to your satisfaction? ________________________
Please comment on the applicant’s overall character and workmanship ability and your
experience as a customer
_____________________________________________________________________________
____________________________________________________________________________________
____________________________________________________________________________________
____________________________________________________________________________________
______________________________________
Customer Name
______________________________________
Address
______________________________________
Phone
______________________________________
Customer Signature
RETURN TO APPLICANT CONTRACTOR. DO NOT FORWARD TO THE CITY.
The applicant will not be considered until all replies are returned. Thank you for your cooperation.
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ATTN: Development Services Department
Date ___________________________ TWO SUPPLIER REFERENCES
Name of Contractor Requesting Reference _____________________________________________
Your company was given as a reference by the Contractor applicant as stated above who is
applying for a contractor’s license with the City of Universal City.
In order to consider the applicant’s request for a license we are interested to know of your
experience with the contractor as one of his/her suppliers. Please answer the following questions:
Name of your company ______________________________________________________
What type of supplies do you provide? __________________________________________
How long has the applicant been a customer of your company? ______________________
Does the applicant currently maintain an account with your company?__________________
Does the applicant manage his account with your company in a responsible manner?
_________________________________________________________________________
Please provide additional comments on your experience and professional relationship with the
applicant:
_____________________________________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________________________
__________________________________________
Name of Supplier Representative
__________________________________________
Address
__________________________________________
Phone
__________________________________________
Representative Signature
RETURN TO APPLICANT CONTRACTOR. DO NOT FORWARD TO THE CITY.
The applicant will not be considered until all replies are returned. Thank you for your cooperation.
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