Planning & Development Services

  1. We appreciate your patience!

    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. Read On...

Planning and Development Services Department Org Chart


Welcome to the City of New Braunfels’ Planning and Development Services Department. The Department delivers a variety of services to our residents including animal control, health and food safety inspections, code compliance, historic preservation, long range planning, and development services including zoning, platting, building permitting, and building inspections. The Department spearheads implementation of Envision New Braunfels, the community’s comprehensive plan.

The Planning and Development Services Department administers 8 different boards/commissions:

  •  Animal Services Advisory Board
  • Building Standards Commission
  • Construction Board of Appeals
  • Historic Landmark Commission
  • Planning Commission
  • Roadway Impact Fee Advisory Committee
  • Water and Wastewater Impact Fee Advisory Committee
  • Zoning Board of Adjustment

Development Services
Development is the multi-step process of preparing land for construction, through the final step of building homes, parks or businesses. It involves multiple city departments, various outside entities such as utility companies, and sometimes state agencies such as the Texas Department of Transportation. From this page, our customers can learn more about the different components of the development process, complete and submit applications for various steps in the process, and check the status of their projects.

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  1. City of New Braunfels Receives Second Round of HUD Funding for COVID-19 Response

    The City of New Braunfels recently received notification of a second special allocation to the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds that will be used to prevent, prepare for, and respond to the coronavirus (COVID-19). Read on...
  2. City Councilmember Harry Bowers to Host Virtual District 3 Citizen Forum

    Councilmember Harry Bowers, the District 3 representative on New Braunfels City Council, will host his quarterly citizen forum on Wednesday, December 9th, at 6pm. Read on...
  3. City of New Braunfels Thanksgiving Holiday Closures

    Many City of New Braunfels facilities will be closed on Thursday, November 26th and Friday, November 27th in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. Read on...
  4. 4th Annual Dos Rios Watershed Cleanup Challenge Results

    The Dos Rios Watershed Cleanup Challenge has concluded and was a great success! Read on...
  5. Sales Tax Received for September

    The City of New Braunfels has announced an overall increase of approximately $310,600 or 11.0% in sales taxes received in November (for the month of September) compared to the same month last year. Read on...
  6. Comal Cemetery Semi-Annual Clean Up Happening This Week

    The New Braunfels Parks and Recreation Department, along with Maintenance Management Contracting Services, is performing this year's semi-annual cemetery cleanup this week. Read on...
  7. Virtual Downtown Tree Lighting & Socially Distanced Pictures with Santa

    Thousands of twinkling lights will once again light up the Main Plaza of downtown New Braunfels as we head into the holiday season. Read on...
  8. Lakeview Boulevard Project Virtual Public Meeting

    To learn more about this project, please attend the virtual public meeting set for Monday, November 16 at 5:30 pm. Read on...