Local Government

County Government
New Braunfels is divided between Comal and Guadalupe Counties. The city is the county seat for Comal County.

Elections


Septic Systems / Floodplains / Roads
The Comal County Engineer's Office has jurisdiction over all floodplain, driveway, and septic permits within the unincorporated areas of Comal County but outside of the city limits of New Braunfels.

Guadalupe County maintains the Environmental Health office to review and permit development in the floodplain as well as septic permits within the unincorporated areas of Guadalupe County but outside of the city limits of New Braunfels.

The Guadalupe County Road and Bridge office is responsible for driveway permitting within the unincorporated areas of Guadalupe County but outside of the city limits of New Braunfels.

Appraisals / Tax Payment
All county level issues such as appraisal questions, agricultural exemptions, and tax payments must be completed through the appropriate county.