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Building Permit Procedures
General Contractor / Homeowner
Only a licensed general contractor / homeowner (homestead only) / design professional can file an application with the Building Department.

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Submit the Application

Submit the application and plans to the Building Department. Building permit fees, plan check fees, roadway impact fees, and Fire Department review fees (if applicable) are to be paid at the time application is made.

Review Process
Once application is made and paid for, the review process begins and usually takes a minimum of 10 days for a first response on commercial projects and 4 days on residential projects. Incomplete plans will delay the review process. The departments / personnel that review the application and plans are:
  • Planning & Zoning Department (if applicable)
  • Fire Department (if applicable)
  • Health Department (if applicable)
  • Engineering Department (if applicable)
  • Building Department
  • New Braunfels Utilities (if applicable)

Issuance
When the Building Department issues the building permit, it will notify the applicant that the permit is ready to be picked up.