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. 
 
Site Preparation Permits
 
Site preparation permits are required for Construction in preparation for a Public Infrastructure or Commercial permit. 
 
Site preparation can include erosion control, grading, tree removal, utility installation, drainage systems, detention and retention facilities, and landscaping. Site preparation does not allow for flatwork (paving, sidewalks, slabs, etc.)
 
A Site Preparation permit may be included with a Public Infrastructure or Commercial permit. Inspections led by Engineering Construction Inspectors. In the event a Site Preparation permit is in relation to an associated Commercial permit, Engineering Construction Inspector approval will be required prior to Certificate of Occupancy issuance by the Building Division. 
 
Permit Applications and Checklists
      
     Public Infrastructure Permit Application/Checklist
          
     Site Preparation Permit Application/Checklist
     
Availability
 
Engineering will have a staff member available for permit reception:

Monday – Friday

                8:30am – 11:30am

 or availability outside of these hours, please coordinate with below contact to schedule a meeting. 

 Contact Information

Jenny Castilleja
Public Works – Engineering Division 
Phone: (830) 221-4020
jcastilleja@nbtexas.org