Planning & Development Services

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.