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Delay in reporting a found animal prevents their fast return to the rightful owner.
After hours, you may call the Boerne Police Department at 830-249-8645 to make a report and a Boerne Police Officer will come and observe the dog barking.
if barking is heard, an officer will contact the dog owner and notify them of the issue. If no correction is made and several confirmed barking reports are made, the dog owner may receive a citation for barking dog.
Discuss with cat owner results of cats being allowed to roam into others yards ie: defecating/spraying in other yards, damaging cars or furniture and fighting with other pets. Then always contact Animal Services for suggestions and alternative methods to trapping pets.
Cities annex to gain more control over land use and development in the Extraterritorial Jurisdiction (ETJ) of the City and to ensure that residents and businesses outside of the City's corporate limits who benefit from access to the City's facilities or services share the tax burden associated with constructing and maintaining those facilities and services.
A Home Rule City may do what is authorized by its charter and not specifically prohibited by the Texas Constitution or State or Federal law. City Charter Section II. Boundaries states: additional territory may be annexed into the City in any manner and by procedure that may be provided by law, in addition to the following methods: annexation by ordinance, annexation by petition, and annexation by election.
Extraterritorial Jurisdiction (ETJ) is defined as "the unincorporated area that is contiguous to the corporate boundaries of the municipality. The geographical extent of any city's ETJ is contingent upon the number of inhabitants of the city. For the City of Boerne, the geographical extent is one mile.
The annexation process requires a Resolution passed by City Council to start the 90 day process. The process is as follows: adoption of service plan, non-annexation agreement offers, notices, two public hearings and then ordinance passed by City Council to annex.
A Non-annexation agreement offers the property owner the option to continue current use of land for agricultural, wildlife, or timber management. Upon City discretion, non-annexation agreements can also be offered to non-agricultural, timber, or wildlife properties. The non-annexation agreement would allow the property to continue to be in the ETJ and delay annexation until the property is developed or the use is changed. Properties identified for non-annexation agreement offers will receive an option for non-annexation for 10 years (with no change in current use of the property) with the option to renew the non-annexation agreement for up to 45 years maximum.
No. Chapter 43 of the Local Government Code and the City Charter allow the city to annex properties without the consent of the property owner. This is an involuntary annexation process and by law the property owner cannot decline to be annexed.
The public hearings are scheduled to take place on Tuesday, May 28th and Tuesday, June 11th, starting at 6 PM. Council will take up the vote on the annexation ordinance on July 2nd and July 9th, also at 6PM. Both the public hearings and the annexation vote will take place at the City Council Chambers, 124 Old San Antonio Rd.
Call the Planning and Community Development Department at (830) 248-1501.
If you are a residential customer, your deposit will be credited to your utility account after your 12th month of of continuous utility service with no more than one late payment. If you have a commercial account, your deposit(s) will be refunded after your 36th months of continuous utility service with no more than two late payments. For more information, contact Utility Customer Service at (830) 249-9511 option 1.
The Billing Department will be glad to assist you with understanding your bill. Call (830) 249-9511, select option 1 and then option 3.
All meters are read on a monthly basis. There may be unusual situations that will require us to estimate your meter occasionally. Some examples of these situations would be a locked gate, combo or key change on a lock, or an aggressive dog. We will always attempt to contact you before estimating a meter.
The Utilities Customer Service office accepts applications for service. Their office is in City Hall at: 447 North Main Street, Boerne, TX 78006
In addition, Customer Service accepts applications via email at [email protected] and via Fax: 1-830-249-2580.
They may be contacted at (830) 249-9511.
Electric, water, reclaimed water, gas, sewer, and trash services are provided to our customers. Customers receive one bill with all services included.
Contact the Utility Customer Service & Billing Department at (830) 249-9511. We will help you with any questions that you may have.
If you are still with our utility service, we can continue to draft your bill at your new location. You can let Utility Customer Service & Billing know that you would still like to have the bill drafted at your new location or you can contact the Customer Service & Billing Department at (830) 249-9511 option 1. If you move out of our service area, the draft automatically ceases with your final bill.
•ARBORS OR GAZEBOS OR DECKS? Yes, be sure to contact Code Enforcement for the necessary information dependent on the structure you are building.
•AN ABOVE-GROUND SWIMMING POOL? Prefabricated swimming pools that are less that 24 inches (610 mm) deep do not need a permit. All others do need a permit.
•AN ADDITION ON MY HOUSE? Yes, all additions must be permitted. Please contact Code Enforcement for additional details.
•A BANNER? Yes, banners are permitted 5 times a year for a period of 30 days. A 20 day waiting period must occur before each permit. Contact Code Enforcement for additional information, or visit “permit fees” for the associated fee.
•A BELOW-GROUND SWIMMING POOL? Yes, a permit application is required, along with a site plan indicating where the placement of the pool will be installed. Contact Code Enforcement for additional information, or visit “Permit Fees” page for the associated fees.
•BRICKS, STONES, OR PAVERS FOR A WALKWAY, PATIO, ETC.? You may need to obtain a permit. Contact Code Enforcement for the necessary information dependent on what and where you are placing the material. •DISTRIBUTION OF FLYERS OR OTHER WRITTEN INFORMATION DOOR-TO DOOR OR IN PARKING LOTS IN BOERNE? The City of Boerne does not permit the distribution of flyers or other written information door-to-door.
•A FENCE? Yes, a permit application is required along with a site plan indicating where the fence will be placed. Contact Code Enforcement or visit “Permit Fees” for the associated fee.
•GARAGE SALE? No, a permit is not required for a garage sale. However, signs for a garage sale have restrictions. Please contact code Enforcement for additional information.
•PAINTING OR SIDING? In general a permit is not required for painting or replacing siding, provided your property is not within the Historic District. Please contact Planning and Zoning at 830.248.1501 for additional information.
•POURING CONCRETE? No permit is required to pour concrete, however if you are concreting the driveway approach near the street or curb area, you are required to obtain a Right-of-Way permit from the Public Works Department. Please be advised that concrete pours cannot be earlier than 7:00 A.M. Monday through Friday, 8:00 A.M. Saturday and 10:00 A.M. Sunday.
•ROOF REPLACEMENT? A permit is required if you are replacing over 50% of your roof. Contact Code Enforcement for additional information, or visit “Permit fees” for the associated fee.
•SELLING DOOR TO DOOR IN BOERNE? The City of Boerne requires anyone going door to door selling to obtain a Peddler’s Permit. Contact Code Enforcement for additional information.
•SELLING FRUIT, VEGETABLES OR OTHER PRODUCE BY THE ROADSIDE? No permit is required by the City. Please be aware that baked goods and other products may be subject to Health Inspections. Contact the Kendall County Health Inspections Department for additional information at 830.249.9343 Ext. 214.
•A SPRINKLER SYSTEM? Yes a permit is required and the system must be tested for backflow. An application must be completed before an inspection is conducted. Contact Code Enforcement for additional information or visit “Permit Fees” page for the associated fee.
•SWINGS AND OTHER PLAYGROUND EQUIPMENT? No permit is required. Playground equipment is not the same as playhouses.
Texas continues to receive doses of the Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines, and is distributing statewide to hospitals, pharmacies, local health departments, freestanding ERs and other clinics. As vaccine availability increases in 2021, people will be able to get vaccinated at doctor’s offices, pharmacies, hospitals and other “usual” sites. You should contact your regular provider of vaccines to see whether they will be a provider of the COVID-19 vaccine.
If you are a front-line healthcare worker or resident of a long-term care facility, you are eligible now to receive the vaccine, since December 14. This group is considered Phase 1A.
If you are in Phase 1B, you are also eligible to get the COVID-19 vaccine, depending on availability and the vaccine provider. Vaccine supply remains limited, but more vaccine will be delivered to providers each week. Phase 1B recipients include:
Local jurisdiction coalitions have been identified at the federal level as a best practice and are key to successful rapid vaccine distribution planning. Boerne and Kendall County continue to work with state and local partners to distribute COVID-19 vaccines to critical populations, within the phases designated by the Texas Department of State Health Services. Each provider will likely have their own sign-up system, though they have all been trained on providing the vaccine and the allocation order by Texas DSHS. The city continues to reach out to potential providers and will update information as it is received.
The federal government, under the umbrella of Operation Warp Speed has been working since the start of the pandemic to make a safe and effective COVID-19 vaccine available. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) carefully reviews all safety data from clinical trials and an authorizes emergency vaccine use only when the expected benefits outweigh potential risks. The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) reviews all safety data before recommending any COVID-19 vaccine for use. Learn how ACIP makes vaccine recommendations. FDA and CDC will continue to monitor the safety of COVID-19 vaccines, to make sure even very rare side effects are identified.
With the approval of two vaccines, many vaccine safety monitoring systems watch for possible side effects. This continued monitoring can pick up on side effects that may not have been seen in clinical trials. V-SAFE is a new smartphone-based, after-vaccination health checker for people who receive COVID- 19 vaccines. V-SAFE will use text messaging and web surveys from CDC to check in with vaccine recipients for health problems following COVID-19 vaccination. The system also will provide telephone follow up to anyone who reports medically significant side effects. Learn more about V-SAFE here (PDF) and here (PDF).
Even with vaccines are available, people will need to take additional COVID-19 precautions including:
The Boerne Fire Department has multiple apparatuses available. We have two swift water rescue boats, four brush trucks, two command units, four engine trucks, three rescue/tender trucks, one ladder truck and a utility task vehicle.
The Fire Marshal can be contacted by calling 830-248-1512 or 830-249-3644 . You can also reach the Fire Marshal by emailing [email protected].
The Fire Marshal's Office is located at fire station number 1 on 726 N. Main St., Boerne, Texas 78006. This is also the mailing address for the Fire Marshal's Office.
Business fire safety inspections are conducted on annual and semi-annual basis and are either scheduled by appointment or they are unannounced. Fire Inspectors partner with business owners and property managers to ensure the building is safe to occupy and is compliant with current fire code. We check exit lights, emergency lighting, fire alarms, fire sprinkler systems, fire protection systems, and fire extinguishers. Fire inspectors also check for emergency egress exits and life safety concerns. Each occupancy receives a thorough fire inspection report with all discrepancies noted at the time of inspection. Fire Inspectors discuss the findings with the occupant and answer any questions regarding the inspection. Follow-up fire inspections are scheduled to allow ample time to resolve all non-compliant findings. There is no charge for fire safety inspections. For more information, contact the Fire Marshal at 830-248-1512 or 830-249-3644. You can send an email to [email protected].
Yes! Please contact the Boerne Fire Marshal's office at (830) 249-3644 for information on fire safety classes. There is no charge for this service.
No. We do not charge for inspections since it is a service that is vital to the protection of our citizens. If anyone solicits a fee for a fire inspection from a resident or business, please contact the Boerne Fire Marshal's Office (830-249-3644) or the Boerne Police Department at (830) 249-8645.
No. Burning trash, brush or other rubbish is not allowed in the city. Ground cooking fires, Theatrical Performance Fires and Ceremonial Fires require the responsible person to obtain a fire permit from the Fire Marshal's Office prior to igniting these types of fires. Outside fires placed in chimineas, small fire pits, and outdoor fire places are allowed in one and two family dwellings only. It is recommended all outdoor fires in one and two family dwellings maintain no less than 15' of clearance from structures and other combustible materials. A person commits a violation if they ignite a fire on any balcony of any multi-family dwelling unit. If you have any questions please contact the Fire Marshal's office at (830) 248-1512 or call (830) 249-3644. You can email the Fire Marshal at [email protected]
No. The possession and use of fireworks is prohibited within the City of Boerne. This ordinance is enforced within the City of Boerne's incorporated areas, including Boerne City Lake and all city parks. Please leave fireworks use to the professionals and consider attending a local fireworks show. If you have additional questions, contact the Fire Marshal's Office at (830) 248-1512 or the Boerne Police Department at (830) 249-8645. You can email the Fire Marshal at [email protected]
YES! Fire extinguisher training is offered to local business owners and residents at no charge. We have a limited supply of fire extinguisher trainers that we may use during the class. You may be required to provide fire extinguishers for training should our supply of trainers become depleted. Please contact the Fire Marshal's Office to schedule a class.
Call 830-249-3644 or by email - [email protected].
YES! We have a limited supply of smoke alarms made available to us through the American Red Cross. If your smoke alarm is in disrepair or is more than 10 years old, contact us to schedule an appointment to conduct a site visit to asses your needs. We offer this service to the residents of Boerne at no charge.
Contact us at (830) 249-3644 or by email at [email protected]
YES. Mobile food vendors are required to secure a fire inspection for their truck or trailer prior to operating anywhere in Kendall County including the City of Boerne. Contact the Kendall County Deputy Fire Marshal to arrange a fire inspection for your operation. (830) - 249-3721. City of Boerne Fire Inspectors will request proof of inspection on the day of the event when the mobile food vendor is open for business. All required fire extinguishers must be operational and have current inspection tags attached to the extinguisher. Operators must make sure all LPG gas fittings are tightened by wrench and do not leak gas. Gasoline powered generators used as part of the mobile food vendor's operation may not be refueled on-site. For additional information, contact the Boerne Fire Marshal's Office at (830) 248-1512 or by email at [email protected]
NOTE: Online registration is not available. If you live in Kendall County, you may get a library card(PDF) free of charge. If you live outside of Kendall County, you have several options. You can pay a $55 annual fee for the entire household; you can pay $20 for a 3-month temporary card for individuals; or you can go to the library in your district and ask for a TexShare card. Adult caregivers must be present for minors under the age of 17 to receive a card. Registrants must be able to provide proof of residence. Si usted vive en el condado de Kendall, usted puede obtener una tarjeta de la biblioteca(PDF) gratis. Si usted vive fuera del condado Kendall, hay varias opciones para usted. Usted puede pagar una cuota anual de $55 para toda la familia; puede pagar $20 por una tarjeta temporal de 3 meses, esto es solo valido para un individuo; o puede ir a la biblioteca en su distrito o condado y pedir una tarjeta de TexShare. Los padres, tutores, o patrocinadores deben estar presentes para los menores de edad de 17 años para recibir una tarjeta. Se les pedirá a los solicitantes que proporcionen prueba de residencia.
Just fill out our online form and we will process the request in the order we receive it.
Yes! The library has three Notary Publics on the staff. There is usually at least one available to assist you, but it might be more convenient for you to call and make an appointment. We charge $6.00 per session.
Tenemos un notario público que habla español.
Find out more about what Notary Publics do.
We have 5 study rooms that can be booked up to one week in advance for two hours a day per study group. Call D!bs on a study room at the library today. Learn more about study room usage and policies.
We offer free wifi access throughout the building. You can also print from your device during your library visit.
The library offers programs and resources to people who aren't able to visit us for any number of reasons. Library staff member Servando Peña goes to the area senior residences and provides a variety of activities.
Additionally, if patrons are not able to come to the library to check out materials, Servando will deliver to the senior residences and will even deliver to homebound patrons. Please contact him if you would like to take advantage of this free service.
Our Dietert Historical Archives department, located on the library's second floor, is filled with excellent resources, whether you use our library materials or whether you access our online databases. Please stop by during library business hours and we'll be glad to assist you. Please visit our Local and Family History page.
We are happy to accept donations of gently used books, magazines, DVDs and books on CD. Please plan to arrive at the library between the hours of 9 am and noon, Monday through Friday. We ask that you come to the library's staff entrance, which is right before the drive-through book drop. If you're unsure where that is please just call us at 830-249-3053, and we'll guide you in. As always we are so grateful to you for supporting our library through your item donations. Many of them are sold in the Bookshop Under the Windmill, which is operated by the Friends of the Boerne Public Library. The proceeds are used to fund many of our programs and resources. Thank you.
Please read the information pamphlet given to you along with your citation. This pamphlet will explain most of your options. If you still have questions, additional information is available on the municipal court webpage. If you wish to speak to court staff, please wait at least three business days as the police department must first file the charge with the court. Our phone number is 830-248-1504.
JUVENILES - All defendants 16 years or younger are required to appear before the judge with a parent or legal guardian. The court will notify you of your arraignment date by mail to the address listed on the citation. Disregard the appearance date on your citation.
MINORS - All defendants age 17-20 charged with alcohol/tobacco/drug paraphernalia/theft or disorderly conduct offenses must also appear before the judge. If you are under the age of 18, you must appear with a parent or legal guardian. The court will notify you of your arraignment date by mail to the address listed on the citation. Disregard the appearance date on your citation.
If you wish to plead not guilty, check whether you want a trial by judge or by jury on the pamphlet provided to you with the citation and submit it to the court on or before your scheduled appearance date. You will then be scheduled for a mandatory pretrial hearing and will be notified of this hearing date by mail.
You have the right to have a jury trial by six persons of this community. You may waive this option and have the case heard by the municipal judge. The judge or jury will determine guilt or innocence based on the merits of each individual case. If you do not wish to have a trial you will need to enter a plea of “no contest” or “guilty."
The court clerks at the window can explain all the options available to you. They cannot give you legal advice. If you would like to discuss any circumstances related to the citation they can set you for a court docket to speak with the prosecutor. You may request this in person by fax or by mail.
Your initial appearance is required to be made no later than the date assigned on your citation. Your initial appearance is to answer to the charge and to enter a plea. You may do this in person, by fax, or by mail. You cannot enter an appearance by phone.
Juveniles and Minors (under 21) may require a mandatory appearance before the judge and will be mailed an arraignment notice. Refer to the special instructions for juveniles and minors listed on the court pamphlet.
A plea of guilty may be used against you later in a civil suit if there was a traffic accident when you were cited. They can say you were at fault or responsible for the accident because you plead guilty to the traffic charge. A plea of no contest may not be used against you in a subsequent civil suit for damages.
There are two options to try and keep the offense off your driving record. The first one is to request the Driver's Safety Course. The second one is to request Deferred Disposition (probation). These two options are covered in more detail in the pamphlet the officer gave you with the citation and on the municipal court webpage.
Many offenses may be paid without making an appearance in person. You may pay the total amount due online on the city website by selecting Online Payments, by calling 830-248-1504 to pay by credit card, or by mailing a check or money order to: Boerne Municipal Court, 124 Old San Antonio Rd., Boerne, TX 78006. Payment in full online or by phone constitutes a plea of "no contest" and will result in the offense being reported as a conviction on your driving record.
Upon entering a plea of no contest or guilty the court can grant a 30-day extension to pay. This option is available on the pamphlet provided to you with the citation. If you fail to pay the full amount within 30 days, the court is required by law to impose a time payment fee of $25 per violation. Requesting an extension to pay will result in the offense being reported as a conviction on your driving record. In some cases the court may grant an extension beyond the initial 30 days.
No. Texas State Law requires that you enter a plea on your own behalf. The only exception is an attorney may enter a plea for you.
No. You are not required to have an attorney represent you. You may hire an attorney if you desire, but it is not required. Most defendants in municipal court do not use an attorney.
No. All requests must be timely submitted in person or in writing by mail or fax to 830-331-9465.
No. You must contact the Justice of the Peace court listed on your citation.
You may pay with cash, check, cashier's check, money order, or credit card (Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express).
A Request For Qualifications(RFQ) was issued and Randall Scott along with 9 other firms responded to the request. Out of 10 that responded, 4 were chosen based on staff rankings, for a face to face interview to present their qualifications.On August 25, 2015, the City Council then made the decision to work with Randall Scott. (RESOLUTION NO. 2015-R77)The firm of Randall Scott Architects out of Dallas, was chosen because in responding to the RFQ his firm had the best qualifications in addressing city halls. The firm has designed and built over 20 City Halls throughout the state.
If you are a non-resident (DO NOT pay a city utility or city property tax) then you are subject to the parking fee.
Driver License and a City of Boerne utility bill or property tax statement showing you paid a City of Boerne property Tax
All Texas Department of Wildlife rules apply. Please refer to TPWD website.
We do allow boats with combustion engines on the lake but you MAY NOT start the engine even when trailering your boat. ONLY ELECTRIC MOTORS are allowed to run on the Lake.
The City of Boerne does not have a dog park. Kendall Country Parks does have a dog park located at
Joshua Springs Park and Preserve, 716 FM 289 Comfort, TX 78013
Swim lessons open on May 1st. The beginner classes fill fast. You may go online and register or you may call our office (830-248-1635) and register over the phone with a credit card. You are always welcome to come by the office (1017 Adler St) to register.
We have the forms to purchase advertisement and announcements under the Volunteer/Donate page.
Please visit Boerne Market Days website.
The Zoning Map is located on our webpage. Each district is a different color and is identified in the legend.
Article 5 of the Zoning Ordinance explains each zoning district, uses, setbacks, etc.
Submittal for a sign in the Historic District is a joint effort between the Code Enforcement office and the Planning office. First, see the Code Enforcement office for the permit request and then submit to the Planning office the required information for approval by the Historic Landmark Commission.
No. The Boerne Police Department no longer offers fingerprinting services. We apologize for any inconvenience.
Accident and Incident reports may be picked up from the records office only. The records office is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
124 Old San Antonio RoadP.O. Box 1677Boerne, TX 78006
Accident/Crash Reports $6.00 per copy. Reports will not be ready the day of the accident. Please allow 10 days for completion of report.
Officer Incident/Offense Reports $0.10 per page. Public copies of reports are available for release.
All other documents $0.10 per page.
Fingerprinting $10.00 per card. Persons who can prove a home address within the incorporated city limits of Boerne are provided fingerprint services at no charge. Please have a current ID and supply or know what type of fingerprint card you need. PLEASE NOTE THIS SERVICE IS TEMPORARILY SUSPENDED.
911 Recordings $5.00 per CD. 911 Recordings require an open records request. Please complete the Open Records Request Document and mail or bring to the Boerne Police Department at 124 Old San Antonio Rd Boerne, TX 78006. Click here to fill out the document online. Include a self addressed, stamped envelope along with a check or money order for each CD requested. Videos $5.00 per DVD Copies of videos require an open records request. Please complete the Open Records Request Document and mail or bring to the Boerne Police Department at 124 Old San Antonio Rd Boerne, TX 78006. Include a self addressed, stamped envelope along with a check or money order for each DVD requested.
Letter of Good Conduct $5.00 per letter. These letters attest to good conduct in the City of Boerne only. Only Boerne Police Department and Boerne Municipal Court records will be checked. If a Criminal History is needed please contact Texas Department of Public Safety. Call 512-424-2000 for more information.
The Boerne Police Department enjoys hearing positive feedback from our citizens who come in contact with our officers. We also take complaints on our officers or staff very seriously. If a citizens wishes to commend or complain on an officer, they can submit a Commendation/Complaint Form at the link below. Commendations and Complaints are sent to the sergeants and up the chain of command all the way to the Chief of Police.
An Open Request form must be completed prior to obtaining copies of Videos, 911 Audio Recordings, and other documents not considered public record.
Click here to submit an Open Records request online.
Click here to download an Open Records request form to turn in at the police station.
One of the services available to the citizens of Boerne is the House Watch Program. When leaving for vacation or when going out of town, you can request a house watch of your residence. As workload allows, patrol officers will drive by and check the security of your residence.
We are open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Records may only be picked up Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. You may contact us by calling (830) 249-8645.
The Boerne Police Department utilizes a radar trailer that is set out at various locations within the city. The trailer is used to make drivers aware of their speed and to collect data to show what times traffic is the heaviest and what times traffic is the fastest. Complete the Traffic Enforcement Request form If you are interested in having the radar trailer or speed-monitoring officers set up on your street or in your neighborhood to monitor traffic issues. Email Sergeant James Gonzales for questions regarding the radar trailer.
The local driver's license renewal office is located at:1415 E. Blanco Rd. Ste. 2Boerne, TX 78006
Contact the office by phone at (830) 249-6335.
By combining our codes, every property owner and developer will be able to find all development regulations in one document. Additionally, the City can assure consistency to minimize confusion and contradiction between different ordinances, align development regulations with the Master Plan, and provide a more efficient development process.
The City of Boerne contracted Mosaic Planning and Development Services, Inc, as the project consultant to draft the new UDC. After two town hall meetings with the community and meetings with City Council and the Planning and Zoning Commission, input was gathered to create the document. A UDC Steering Committee was formed which met monthly to review and provide feedback on draft sections of the code. Additionally, the public was invited to provide comments through the UDC project website, various public meetings and hearings at Planning & Zoning Commission and City Council, and through an online survey.
The UDC will replace ordinances related to zoning, historic preservation, site design, subdivisions and platting, infrastructure design (streets, drainage, and access control), environmental design (floodplain, watershed protection, tree preservation, and steep slopes), parkland dedication, and signage.
For most residential districts, the zoning change is simply a name change. Additionally, in the current code, there are a range of different lot types allowed for each residential district. In the proposed code, the setbacks have become uniform and are according to the smallest allowed lot type currently allowed. For example, if your home is on a large lot located in a district that allows for smaller lots, under the current code your home would need sometimes twice as much setback as your neighbor who has a smaller lot. In the new code, both homes are now treated equally regardless of the lot size when they are in the same residential zone. Also, townhomes will now have their own zoning category.
In the current code, most of the commercial property in the City is zoned B-2 Highway Commercial. Highway commercial zoning is not compatible in neighborhoods and on all of our commercial corridors. The desire was to protect neighborhoods from intense commercial uses while also planning for a vibrant business community. The proposed commercial districts now offer a wider range of commercial categories designed to be more compatible with the goals of our community as identified in the Boerne Master Plan.
No. You may continue the use until such time as the use is no longer active (vacant) for a year or more. If the use ceases to exist for a year or more, then the next use does need to be conforming with the new allowed Uses.
An overlay district is a regulatory tool that creates a special zoning district placed over an existing base zoning. For instance, our downtown area is in a Historic Overlay District. While we will have an underlying zoning of C-3, the overlay will define special provisions, like additional uses or height restrictions that are in addition to what is defined in the base zoning of C-3. We currently have five active overlay districts in the city. The UDC will define seven overlay districts; Scenic Interstate, Entrance Corridor, River Road, Historic, Heritage, Downtown and SoBo.
In the State of Texas, cities cannot impose zoning regulations outside of the City limits. The City can impose certain restrictions allowed by the state in the area known as the City’s Extraterritorial Jurisdiction (ETJ). For properties located in the City’s ETJ, rules applying to subdivisions, platting, stormwater, infrastructure, and signage apply.
No. The only reason you would need to bring your building into conformance with the new standards is if you build an addition that is more than 50% of the value of the current structure. Then you must bring the structure into conformance with the new standards. Otherwise, building may remain as it is. No updates are required.
For more information and a schedule of upcoming public hearings, please visit the UDC website at https://www.ci.boerne.tx.us/1837/Unified-Development-Code-UDC. Should you have any questions or comments, please email [email protected], or you may call 830-248-1501.
Si necesita información en español, escribe [email protected] o llamar por teléfono a 830-248-1630.