Kerr County Engineer

Chastings (1)

Charlie Hastings, P.E., CFM

Office: 830-896-9046 -- Hours: 7 a.m.-4 p.m.

The Kerr County Department of Engineering was established by the Kerr County Commissioners' Court in June 2016. It reports directly to the court, and works in conjunction primarily with the Kerr County Road and Bridge Department. The department is responsible for overseeing the engineering design and construction administration of county roads, bridges, drainage, water/wastewater facilities and other county infrastructure. 

In addition, the engineering department is responsible for subdivision and development services, floodplain administration and traffic engineering. Permitting is regulated through this department for floodplain development, installation of public utilities in Kerr County rights of way, installation or modification of driveways abutting county-maintained roads, and subdivision construction.

Due to heavy infrastructure development and the subsequent inspections requiring engineering department personnel to be in the field, it is strongly advised to make an appointment by phone before visiting the county engineer's office.

3766 TX27
Kerrville, Tx 78028
Phone: 830-896-9046
Mondays-Fridays, 7 a.m.-Noon and 1-4 p.m.
CLOSED from noon-1 p.m.
CLOSED Saturdays and Sundays

Online Resources

Driveways and Utility Right of Way Use

If you own property on a Kerr County maintained road (green street sign with no red stripe), and you wish to place a new driveway or modify an existing one, you will need a driveway permit (the application can be downloaded below).

If you are a public utility, and you wish to install a new utility or perform maintenance on an existing utility, you will need a utility installation permit (the application can be downloaded below).

Subdivision and Manufactured Home Rental Communities

Definition of a subdivision...
"A division of a tract of land into two or more parts"

Kerr County Subdivision and Manufactured Home Rental Community Regulations were adopted by the Kerr County Commissioners' Court on Nov. 28, 2022, and went into effect Jan. 1, 2023. They are administered by the county engineer.

All subdivisions situated in the County and outside of the city limits of the City of Kerrville or Ingram are subject to these rules, unless the Kerr County Commissioners' Court expressly waives platting authority. All manufactured home rental communities situated in the county and outside the city limits of the City of Kerrville or Ingram are subject to these rules.

Floodplain Management

Kerr County Flood Damage Prevention Order Nos. 37967 and 38000 were established in February & March of 2020, and are administered by the county engineer. These orders promote public health, safety and general welfare and minimize public and private losses due to flood conditions in specific areas.

Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA) Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs) are available for review in the Kerr County Engineer's office at no charge. Digital FIRMs are available online also at the FEMA Map Service Center. Much of Kerr County's floodplain on said maps are located in Zone A -- meaning the area lacks a detailed engineering study and the resulting flood elevations.

FEMA's nationwide Base Level Engineering flood studies, based on topography gathered from light detection and ranging (LiDAR) technology, allows one to estimate flood elevations where the FIRMs lack such data. Note: This is not a substitute for an engineering study, but rather an estimating tool.

A floodplain determination or permit is required for any work in the floodplain.

There is a fee to obtain either, and you need to make an appointment with the county engineer's office to discuss the procedures. Printing out the floodplain permit application form (linked below) and completing it before you arrive for your appointment will help expedite the process.

If you have a question about a specific property, please have the property ID# from the Kerr County Appraisal District before you call our office at 830-896-9046.