Absentee Owner

An absentee property owner is a person with legal possession of a one or two family dwelling, who resides outside of Bexar County. Post office boxes are not accepted as proof of residency.

An absentee property owner is subject to the registration requirement when a second code violation is identified on the subject property within a 12-month period. Absentee property owners without code violations or with only one code violation per 12-month period are not affected.


Absentee Property Owner Application(PDF, 44KB)

Registration requirements for each property include:

  • $50 registration fee paid annually for at least two years
  • Designation of a local property manager or agent. Agent must reside in Bexar County.

Property owners that remain violation-free for a minimum of two years will no longer be required to register with the City.