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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:
402 E. Blanco Rd.
Boerne, TX 78006
In addition, Customer Service accepts applications via email at CustomerSvc@boerne-tx.gov 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.
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.
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).
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.
RECORDS FEE SCHEDULE
Accident/Crash Reports $6.00 per copyReports 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 cardPersons 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.
911 Recordings $5.00 per CD911 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. Include a self addressed, stamped envelope along with a check or money order for each CD requested.
Videos $5.00 per DVDCopies 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 letterThese 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.
Good Conduct Form
By combining our codes, property owners and developers 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. The input was gathered to create the document from City Council, Planning & Zoning Commission, and two town hall meetings. The public was invited to attend these open meetings to provide feedback. The UDC Steering Committee met monthly to review and provide feedback on draft sections of the code. Additionally, the public was able to provide comments through the UDC project website.