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 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
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.