Engineering Permits

Permit Types and Descriptions

Public Infrastructure Permits

Public infrastructure permits are required for construction of public improvements necessary when platting property, upgrading facilities or for a proposed development without adequate public infrastructure.
Improvements include the construction of public and private streets, alleys, sidewalks, and drainage, water and wastewater systems.
Inspections are led by Engineering Construction Inspectors.  Preconstruction meetings are required prior to construction commencing. Construction improvements require City Engineer approval/acceptance for completion in pursuit of City Ordinance Section 118.

Grading Permits

Grading permits are required for Construction in preparation for future development, large acreage mass grading, excavations and max fill.

Site Preparation can include erosion control, grading, tree removal, drainage systems, detention and retention facilities, and landscaping. Site preparation does not allow for flatwork (paving, sidewalks, slabs, etc.). The City of New Braunfels does not allow for conditional or temporary permits in any regard. Grading permits are required to meet the drainage requirements of the code and require stand-alone, complete plan sets and construction submittals along with drainage reports including mitigation design specific for the intended construction.

Inspections led by Engineering Construction Inspectors.

Permit Applications and Checklists
Public Infrastructure Permit Application/Checklist

Grading Permit Application/Checklist

Contact Information

Kathy Bowlby
Permit Tech (Engineering)
Phone: (830) 221-4016

NEW HOURS for accepting permit applications and documents at the Engineering Counter.

M, T, Th, and F -  8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Wednesdays - 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.