What is the ETJ and what is allowed in the ETJ?

The ETJ is the extra-territorial jurisdiction of the City that extends beyond the city limits. The City of New Braunfels does not require building permits within this area. The county in which any ETJ property is located may require certain permits such as septic, driveway, and floodplain. You may contact the county’s Engineering office for more information.

All platting (splitting of land by selling or giving a portion(s) of one lot/tract to another) within the ETJ is done through the city. For any platting questions, please contact the city’s Development Planning division at (830) 221-4087 or by email at Planning@nbtexas.org.

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1. What is the zoning of a specific property?
2. How do I know if my house is in the floodplain?
3. What is the ETJ and what is allowed in the ETJ?
4. What is the zoning process? How long does it take? Where do I find an application?
5. What is the platting process? How long does it take? Where do I find an application?
6. How do I find a specific item in the zoning ordinance?
7. May I rent my house on a short-term (daily/weekly) basis?
8. What is Planning and Zoning