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Any person owning, keeping, harboring or having custody of any dog or cat over three months of age within this city must obtain a license. A license can be purchased through the Humane Society of New Braunfels. They are located at:
3353 Morningside Drive
New Braunfels Texas 78132
By serving notice with the City Secretary whose office is located at 550 Landa St. For more information please see Article IV. Section 2-128 of the Code of Ordinances.
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You may download an application on the Secretary of State Elections Division website or pick up a form at the Voter Registration Office in any County.
You may use the following link to locate your City Council District.
You can view the current members of the City Council at the link below. The Mayor is elected City-wide and serves as a Council representative for all City residents.
The current list of City Board and Commission Vacancies is available at the following link:
If there is a vacancy on a City Board or Commission that you are interested in applying for, you may apply online or download an application at the following link and submit it to the City Secretary's Office.
Yes - and it’s free!
A refundable Reservation Deposit and one-half the room rental. A single day reservation may be reserved one year in advance, but multiple day reservations in our larger rooms can book up to five years in advance.
No; you could even ask your friends and family to cater if you like. Some wonderful local caterers and restaurants can be found at the New Braunfels Convention & Visitors Bureau website.
We include one set up (and breakdown) of tables and chairs to your specifications prior to your arrival. You’ll have access to our facility for either 12 or 15 hours, depending on your reserved date. All reservations include planning support prior to the event, staff on-site throughout your event, digital signage, access to audio/visual and free parking. Some rooms also include use of a kitchen, stage and landscaped courtyard with party lights.
Yes - non profit organizations receive a discounted room rental rate as well as audio/visual discounts. Reservations in our larger rooms, for multiple days, also receive room rental discounts.
Our facility only allows alcohol to be delivered into the facility prior to the event by the host or their vendors - no "BYOB" is allowed. Any alcohol may be served by a TABC certified bartender, according to TABC rules. Security officers are required to be present from the beginning of alcohol service until thirty minutes after the event.
ISO classifies communities from 1 (the best) to 10 (the worst) based on how well they score on the ISO Fire Suppression Rating Schedule, which grades such features as water distribution, fire department equipment and manpower and fire alarm facilities. ISO field representatives use the schedule when surveying a community's fire protection capability. The score that is determined from applying the Fire Suppression Rating Schedule is translated into a public protection classification. A perfect score in Texas is 106.5. It consists of 50 points for fire department capabilities, 40 points for water supply and distribution, 10 points for receiving and handling fire alarms and 6.5 points for a "Texas Addendum" that grades fire safety education, building code enforcement, fire prevention code enforcement and fire investigation capabilities. The current rating inside the city is a 1. Outside the city, but less than 1000 feet from a fire hydrant and less than 5 driving miles from a fire station is also a 1. Outside the city and more than 1000 ft from a fire hydrant, but less than 5 miles from a fire station is a 9. For more information on ISO rating's from the State Fire Marshal's Office, please visit the State Fire Marshal's Office website at the following link.
On October 30, 2006, the City of New Braunfels adopted Texas Local Government Code Chapter 143 Civil Service. Our members now enjoy consistent hiring, promotional, disciplinary, and termination practices. As a result, our hiring requirements and practices have also changed. Entry level testing is now administered by the Civil Service Director. Applicants must be at least 18, but must not have reached their 40th birthday as of the date of the written examination. Other specific requirements that must be met to be considered eligible for employment include:
The information provided here is general in nature and for informational purposes only. Any specific questions should be directed to the Human Resources Department at (830) 221-4393...Any current job opening will be posted under Employment Opportunities. You can sign up to be notified of entry level firefighter testing by email. If you have additional questions you may contact the New Braunfels Fire Department Training Division at (830) 221-4260 M-F during normal business hours.
Information on how to become a Texas Firefighter may be found on the Texas Commission on Fire Protection website. Qualifications required to become an EMT are listed here on the Department of State Health Services website.
SB 193 requires drivers nearing stopped emergency vehicles-with lights activated -to either slow down or change lanes.
The law states a driver must. unless otherwise directed by a police officer, either vacate the lane closest to the stopped emergency vehicle if the road has multiple lanes traveling in the same direction or slow down 20 miles per hour below the speed limit. (If the speed limit is below 25 mph the driver must slow down to 5 mph.)
Emergency vehicles include police, emergency medical service and fire vehicles.
A violation is punishable by a maximum fine of $200. If the violation results in property damage, the maximum fine increases to $500. If the violation results in bodily injury, the offense is enhanced to a Class B misdemeanor.
The new law was passed in the last regular session of the Texas Legislature and went into effect Sept. 1, 2003.
It is the ability to produce a map image that sets GIS apart from other database systems. Perhaps more simply, a GIS gives you tools to answer questions about a location (geographic information). You can combine layers of information stored in a database that may include addresses, aerial photographs, dates, and other numerical values.
ArcGIS Desktop users can extract an imagery tile approximately one-mile square by accessing the City's imagery services (see FAQ topic), adding the desired service into their map document, and then following these simple steps:1. Select the imagery service from the ArcMap table of contents.2. Right click on the imagery layer and select Data > Export Data...3. Select the Data Frame radio button in the Extent section4. Note the output location on your local harddrive5. Select your desired image format, compression type, and compression quality6. Click Save.
This will create a copy of the image extent on your local computer. The highest resolution imagery is limited to a one-mile tile for performance reasons.
To access our imagery and other map services:1. Open ArcCatalog2. Click on GIS Servers > Add ArcGIS Server3. Select “Use GIS Services” and click Next4. Enter the URL “http://maps.nbtexas.org/arcgis/services” and click finish. This will create a connection called “arcgis on maps.nbtexas.org”.5. Open the connection and open either the Maps or Imagery folder6. Select the desired service and add to your ArcMap document.
CAD users will need to use the ArcGIS for AutoCAD software plug-in developed by Esri and use the same URL to similarly configure it based on their particular system.
For more information, please visit nbtexas.org/historicpreservation.
The City accepts applications for all jobs using an automated applicant tracking software called NeoGov. Opportunities can be found at: Employment Opportunities
A complete list of current job openings may be found online by visiting Employment Opportunities.
Please call (830) 221-4390 during the hours of 8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M., Monday-Friday, or visit the Human Resources Department website.
Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of an application. If you are interested in a job with the City, please visit our Employment Opportunities page.
No. The City accepts applications for all jobs using an automated applicant tracking software called NeoGov. Each role has specific position requirements, where the application process is used to collect important information on each candidates’ skills and experiences to aid in the selection process. Interested applicants are asked to complete an application using NeoGov, to be included in the pool of applicants for consideration. Opportunities for all roles can be found at Employment Opportunities.
The NeoGov software allows candidates to create a profile. Profiles can be used to apply for multiple positions at any time. Because each position is unique, the applications are tailored to those specific requirements. However, common information such as name, contact details, and work experience will be imported into subsequent applications. In the event you have previously submitted an application, and want to update any of your information, you will an opportunity to do so during each subsequent application.
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Any resident with a New Braunfels address (now including all 78130 and 78132 addresses) can obtain a free library card. To obtain a library card, please come to the library with a government-issued photo ID (such as a driver’s license) and proof of residence, and library staff will direct you to our self-signup station.
You can also apply for a library card online here — click "Sign Up" in the upper righthand corner and fill out the form. You can apply for a card with full borrowing privileges by uploading a document such as your driver’s license; otherwise, you will receive an Internet card for access to eResources.
Yes. If you have a wireless enabled device, wireless internet access is available at the Library. We also offer wireless printing by website, app, or email.
Website: Go to printeron.net/nbpl/mainlibrary
App: Download PrinterOn app on your device.
Email: Send an attachment to one of the following email addresses, depending on your color and page size preference.
Black & White Letter: email@example.com
Black & White Legal: firstname.lastname@example.org
Color Letter: email@example.com
Color Legal: firstname.lastname@example.org
Check out the Library Calendar (or click on the Library Calendar tab on our main page). We offer programs for children, teens, and adults at both our main branch and the Westside Community Center.
Please note: Many events require registration, which you can do online through our calendar or by calling us at 830-221-4300. All library events are free to the public.
Books, Audiobooks, & CDs4 weeks (with 1 renewal*)
New Books & New AudiobooksDVDs2 weeks (with 2 renewals*)
*Materials that are eligible for renewal will be automatically renewed at noon on their due date. Materials can also be renewed by phone during normal business hours or online anytime. Materials on reservation by other library cardholders are not eligible for renewal.
Late Charges: The New Braunfels Public Library has been fine-free since February 2020. Patron accounts will be blocked from further checkouts when one or more items on the account reaches 14 days past the final due date. If items remain out past 14 days, the item will be considered "lost" and the patron will be billed a replacement fee for the item. If the patron returns the item, the block and the charge on the account will be lifted.
Lost or Damaged Items:
Borrowing Privileges: If items remain checked out on a card 14 days past the final due date, the cardholder will not be allowed to check out more items. Overdue reminders are sent automatically by phone, text, or email when materials are one week late.
Reserves: Every patron may place 15 items on reserve.
Returning Materials: You can return your library materials by dropping them in the outdoor bookdrop next to the large blue doors on the East Street side of the building or in the indoor bookdrop inside the front doors of the library by the Service Desk.
Materials that are eligible for renewal will be automatically renewed at noon on their due date. Materials can also be renewed* in person at the library, by phone during normal business hours, or online anytime.*
*As long as items are not on reserve for another patron. Materials on reservation by other patrons are not eligible for renewal.
Yes. When an item remains checked out 14 days or more past its final due date, use of the library and its services will be denied.
We allow checkout of 50 items per person.
Late Charges: The New Braunfels Public Library has been fine-free since February 2020. Patron accounts will be blocked from further checkouts when one or more items on the account reaches 14 days past the final due date.
If items remain out past 14 days, the item will be considered "lost" and the patron will be billed a replacement fee for the item. If the patron returns the item, the block and the charge on the account will be lifted.
Yes! Our library subscribes to Overdrive, rbDigital, and Freegal, which provide access to free downloadable eBooks and audiobooks. You can check out all of our digital resources- even search for digital titles- through our catalog page here.
The library subscribes to over 60 electronic resources, including "Overdrive," "rbdigital," "Flipster," "Freegal Music," “Rocket Languages,” “Pronunciator” and “Atomic Training.”
We also provide a wealth of resources through the Texas State Library’s Discover Texas program.
All of our resources are easily accessible through the Catalog page tab on the library’s homepage- just sign in and explore!
If you have a current library card, simply log in to your library account and scroll down till you see the heading "Is the library missing something?" Please choose "Yes" when asked if it's ok to borrow from another library, as a small postage fee applies. Enter as much information as you can about the item (author, title, format, fiction or nonfiction, part of a series, etc.). You can request three ILLs simultaneously.
If you would like assistance with an ILL request, please stop by the Help Desk.
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The Westside Community Center holds a small collection of library materials, as well as computers for public use. It is open:
The library also offers two study rooms for individual and small group study. They may be reserved for up to two hours of use per day either by calling 221-4300 or in person. For more information, see the Meeting & Study Rooms page.
Due to COVID-19, the library is not currently accepting donations.
Sign up online by visiting nbtexas.org/signup. You may also call (830) 221-4370 or stop by the Landa Recreation Center in Landa Park to register you or your family for one of our classes, programs or special events. For events at Das Rec please call (830) 221-4170. Check out our seasonal program guide The Fun Things in Life for all of our program offerings.
Call (830) 221-4350 or stop by the Park Administrative Office in Landa Park to reserve an area up to 18 months in advance. Check availability by visiting nbtexas.org/signup.
Overnight camping is not allowed in any city park. Please check the Chamber of Commerce for local business listings.
Please refer to the individual listings located under Landa Park Attractions and the Landa Park Aquatic Complex.
You may use the City of New Braunfels interactive Planning Map to see the zoning for any property within the City Limits.
The interactive Planning Map may be accessed here. Use the search options on the left side of the page to find the property, once you have navigated to the property you may select any area within the property lines, and an information box will pop-up. Select the hyper link for “More info” to see the corresponding zoning ordinance.
More information can be found on a property by toggling the layers under the Layer List. You may open the layer list by selecting this icon: and checking any layer you wish to activate. Once activated you may see the corresponding information for the layer by selecting the property again and toggling between the information windows.
Any property which is not located within City Limits will not have any zoning designation on the Planning map. Additionally, any property within the city’s ETJ (extra-territorial jurisdiction, see next question) will have a light grey tint and the surrounding ETJ is enclosed in a dashed orange line
You can view the FEMA maps provided on this website or at City Hall. Contact the Planning Department if you need assistance finding your property on the map.
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.
Please visit the Platting & Subdivisions webpage.
The zoning ordinance may be found within the Code of Ordinances under Chapter 144.
The zoning districts and permitted uses within each district are under Article III.Development standards such as parking standards, landscaping requirements, and other provisions are under Article V.
Short term rentals are one- or two-family dwellings that are rented for overnight lodging for less than 30 days at a time. Hotels, motels, bed and breakfasts, resort properties, apartment unit rentals, or dwellings that are rented for a period longer than 30 days are not considered short-term rentals. Short-term rentals are prohibited in residential zoning districts. You can check the zoning of your property on the City’s Interactive Zoning map.
For more information please visit the City’s Short Term Rental Webpage. You can also complete the City’s online Short Term Rental Eligibility Form and a Staff member will email you a determination as to whether you are able to operate a short-term rental at your property.
You can also review the short-term rental ordinance here.
You can now file a police report online for the following crimes:
Accident reports are $6.00 (cash or check) and may be obtained in the following ways:
1. In Person at the Police Department during normal business hours (M-F 8:00 am - 5:00 pm)
2. By Fax - Send your request to (830) 608-2188
3. By Mail - Send your request along with a stamped, self-addressed envelope to:
New Braunfels Police Department
ATTN: Records Department
1488 S. Seguin Ave.
New Braunfels, TX 78130
4. On the internet via the Texas Crash Report website.
Requests for Public Information must be made in writing and should contain as much information as possible about the information you are requesting in order to expedite a response. Please remember that requests should be for documents or other information that already exists. Government organizations (like NBPD) are not required to answer questions, perform legal research, or comply with continuing requests to supply information on a periodic basis since that information has not yet been prepared. Written requests can be sent in by U.S. Mail, submitted online, or submitted in person at the New Braunfels Police Department Headquarters (550 Landa Street New Braunfels TX 78130). We recommend that you keep a copy of your request and proof of receipt for your personal records.
A convenient Public Information Request Form is available to help you provide the needed information.
Requests for Public Information can also be completed in person at the New Braunfels Police Department (550 Landa Street), by fax at 830-608-2188, or by email.
Officers with the New Braunfels Police Department are available while off duty to work as security for weddings, parades, 5K runs, and other special events. It is important to schedule officers for your event with as much notice as possible.
For information about availability of officers, pricing, and rules, please contact the NBPD Administrative Division:
phone: (830) 221-4169
If you or a member of your family is hearing impaired, sight impaired, mentally or physically disabled, requires oxygen, non-English speaking, an Alzheimer's patient, or has another condition that would require a special emergency response please notify us so that we can provide the best emergency services possible.
Information will remain confidential and only be used by emergency response agencies.
To read more about the NBPD's Special Needs program, follow the link below.
For additional questions, contact the New Braunfels Police Department at (830) 221-4100. To enroll click here for more information...