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Building Division
Department Overview
Contact Information
Robert Kinsey
Building Official

424 South Castell Ave.
New Braunfels, TX 78130

Ph: (830) 221-4060
Inspections: (830) 221-4068
Fax: (830) 608-2117

Hours
Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
The City of New Braunfels adopted the 2006 editions of the International Building / International Residential Codes (IBC/IRC) and the 2005 edition of the National Electric Code (NEC) effective September 1, 2008. The Building Department has copies of the ordinance incorporating the new changes.

Responsibilities
The New Braunfels Building Division is responsible for the following:
  • Implementation of all Building Codes and City Ordinances during the construction, alteration and improvement of the built environment to secure the beneficial interests of public life, health, and welfare.
  • Retention of the greatest reduction in insurance premiums for the citizens by participation in the Community Rating System and Building Code effectiveness grading schedule.
  • Assurance that all construction is performed by licensed and/or registered contractors.
  • Minimization of the potential for flood damage to structures in a cost effective manner.
  • Timely response to the questions, issues and concerns of the citizens of New Braunfels on matters related to the above functions of the Building Department.

Permits & Inspections
Staff from the Building Permits and Inspections Department process building permits and conduct all inspections required for construction within the city limits. Building permits are not required nor are building inspections completed for any construction in the ETJ. Contact the appropriate county Engineer's Office for details. :
  • Comal County (830) 608-2090 or CCEO
  • Guadalupe County at (830) 303-4188 x 250 or visit their website

The inspectors examine work for compliance with building, gas, electrical, mechanical, and plumbing codes to ensure compliance with basic construction standards for health and safety. The City has adopted the ICC Code, 2006 Edition and the 2005 edition of the National Electric Code (NEC).

Licenses
At this time, all construction work within the city must be completed by general contractors which are registered by the city. Plumbers, electricians, and mechanical contractors must be licensed by the state and registered with the city. Both the licensing and registration have applicable fees.