Planning & Development Services

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.

  1. City of New Braunfels Martin Luther King Jr. Day Holiday Closures

    Many City of New Braunfels facilities will be closed on Monday, January 18, 2021, in observance of the Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday. Read on...
  2. Traffic Pattern Changes For Morningside Drive Area

    Beginning on Monday, January 18th, 2021, traffic on Morningside Drive will be reduced to one-way only headed northbound from Vista Parkway to Schmidt Avenue. Read on...
  3. Missing Middle Housing Summit

    The New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce and the City of New Braunfels have teamed up to host a webinar and moderated question and answer session on January 14th, 2021 at 3:00pm. Read on...
  4. Assistant Chief of Police Announces Retirement

    Assistant Chief of Police Joe Vargas has announced his retirement from the New Braunfels Police Department. Read on...
  5. Governor’s Order Requires Bars to Close and Other Businesses to Reduce Capacity in New Braunfels

    On December 27, 2020, Mayor Rusty Brockman received notice from the Texas Department of State Health Services that Trauma Service Area P, which includes the City of New Braunfels... Read on...
  6. Holiday “hoopla” from the New Braunfels Public Library

    The New Braunfels Public Library has a gift for the community this holiday season! Read on...
  7. Sales Tax Received for October

  8. Christmas Tree Drop-Off and Mulch Pick-Up at City Recycle Center

    The City of New Braunfels is once again offering free Christmas tree drop-off and mulch pick-up for New Braunfels residents at its City Recycle Center, located at 488 South Castell Avenue (with the entrance on Butcher Street). Read on...