Planning & Development Services

  1. We appreciate your patience!

    Be advised that due to the COVID-19 virus some staff of the Planning & Development Services Department are working from home processing your permit and plat submittals. Read On...

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 6 different boards/commissions:

  •  Animal Services Advisory Board
  • Building Standards Commission
  • Construction Board of Appeals
  • Historic Landmark Commission
  • Planning Commission
  • 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.

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  1. Library’s Children’s Room to Serve as Election Day Polling Location

  2. New Braunfels Regional Airport Director Earns Prestigious Accreditation

    Airport Director for the New Braunfels Regional Airport, Robert Lee, was recently named an Accredited Airport Executive (A.A.E.) by the American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE). Read on...
  3. New Braunfels Parks and Recreation Earns National Accreditation

    The City of New Braunfels learned this week that its Parks and Recreation Department has earned national accreditation from the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) Read on...
  4. New Braunfels Parks and Recreation Earns National Accreditation

    The City of New Braunfels learned this week that its Parks and Recreation Department has earned national accreditation... Read on...
  5. Temporary Closure of New Braunfels Municipal Court Due to Positive COVID-19 Test Results

    Two employees at New Braunfels Municipal Court have tested positive for COVID-19 prompting the temporary closure of that facility... Read on...
  6. City Utilizing Portion of CARES Funding for Non-Profit Business Interruption Grant

    On October 12th, 2020, New Braunfels City Council gave staff direction to utilize up to $870,000 of the City’s CARES Act allocation to support a non-profit business interruption grant program. Read on...
  7. Sales Tax Received in August

    The City of New Braunfels has announced an overall increase of approximately $77,000 or 2.6% in sales taxes received in October (for the month of August) compared to the same month last year. Read on...
  8. New Braunfels Community Arbor Day Tree Giveaway on Saturday

    The New Braunfels Parks and Recreation Department is inviting the community to celebrate Arbor Day this Saturday with the Arbor Day Tree Giveaway in Landa Park. Read on...