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.

  1. Engineered Details

    Date: March 9, 2017 Read on...
  2. Use of transmittal forms

    Date: June 21, 2017 Read on...
  3. Park Land Dedication and Development Ordinance

    November 8, 2017 Read on...
  4. Updates Related to Engineering Standards and Development

    Date: December 27, 2017 Read on...
  5. Updated Subdivision Plat Applications

    Date: January 23, 2018 Read on...
  6. Park Land Dedication and Development Ordinance 2018-33

    Date: July 23, 2018 Read on...
  7. Parkland Dedication and Development Ordinance 2018-33

    Date: February 27, 2020 Read on...
  8. Alternate Method Request Procedures

    To: Building Development Stakeholders Date: February 14, 2020 Created By: Planning & Development Services Department and Fire Marshal’s Office City of New Braunfels Read on...
  9. Scale of plats

    Date: March 5, 2020 Read on...
  10. Acceptance of Plat Application Submittals Through Dropbox

    Date: November 11, 2020 Read on...
  11. Reminder - Park Development Fee changes take effect March 28, 2021

    Date: March, 15, 2021 Read on...
  12. Building Move Permits

    To: Community and Development Stakeholders Date: March 16, 2021 Created By: Building Safety Division Read on...
  13. Certificate of Alteration Procedures

    To: Building Development Stakeholders Date: April 12, 2021 Created By: Comprehensive Planning Division Read on...
  14. Engineer’s Foundation Inspection Letters

    To: Residential Building Contractors Date: September 7, 2021 Created By: Planning & Development Services – Building Safety Division Read on...