Be advised that due to the COVID-19 virus some staff of the Planning & Development Services Department are working from home processing your permit and plat submittals.
Our mission is to guide the City of New Braunfels’ growth by creating a vibrant and self-sufficient city with a unique identity. It is the city’s goal to encourage and promote responsible and safe development to meet the opportunities of New Braunfels’ future. The goal is to collaboratively work with citizens and developers to create a place where people live, work and play in a safe environment.
Our diverse staff issues verification letters, administers code compliance, maintains the City of New Braunfels’ GIS (geographic information system) maps and data, reviews subdivision plats and site plans, administers the zoning ordinance, and makes recommendations to the various land development boards and commissions and ultimately to City Council.
We are committed to encouraging citizen participation, education, customer service and partnerships with all community stakeholders. Our team meets with the community including both residents and business owners on a regular basis to discuss land development topics and answer questions and concerns.
Development Services wants to provide you with service that is customer-focused, outcome-based, transparent and performance-driven.
To start, we HIGHLY SUGGEST booking a Pre-Development meeting. A Pre-Development meeting is where City staff will meet with you, one-on-one, to hear your ideas and work to lay out a step-by-step plan. During this meeting, you will be advised of Zoning, Land Use Plans, and gain a general understanding of the Platting process.