Residential Permits

Work Requiring a Permit

  • Backflow
  • Pools/Spas
  • Electrical
  • Irrigation
  • Mechanical
  • Plumbing
  • Grading
  • Accessory Buildings
  • Remodels/Additions to Building

Plans Required Upon Submittal

  • Site Plan
  • Building Plan Set
  • Drainage/Grading Plans
  • Wall Bracing Plans
  • Engineered Foundation Plans
  • Tree Conservation/Mitigation Plans
  • Energy Compliance Report
  • Landscape Plans


Permit Submittal

  • All permits must be submitted online through MyGov
  • A plan review fee is required at the time of submittal
  • Most new Single Family Homes require an HOA Approval Letter at the time of submittal. Check here if you need to provide an HOA Approval Letter from your neighborhood.
  • Refer to our Residential Project Guidelines for more criteria of submittals

Fire Sprinklers & Fire Alarms

Per Town ordinance, all buildings must be equipped with an automatic fire sprinkler system. No permit or registration needs to be submitted to the Town, however fire sprinkler and alarm plans must be submitted by the project’s licensed Fire Protection Contractor. Please select from one of the following to the following third party review firms:

Green Tag Engineering

2681 Mac Arthur Blvd., Suite 303
Lewisville, Tx. 75067
(682) 214-4824
Email address for submitting electronic plans:

Reed Fire Protection

Amberton Tower
4144 N. Central Expressway, Suite 510
Dallas, TX 75204
(214) 638-7599


The project applicant is responsible for review fees charged by the third party review service listed above. No additional permitting is required when an existing permit is already open on the project


After Reed Fire Protection has performed the review, approved plans are forwarded to the Fire Marshal’s office. Inspections are scheduled online and via a phone call to the Fire Marshal's office.

Building Permit Process

6. Submittal Processes-Building Permit Process
  1. Inspection Line

    Phone: 817-490-5718

  2. Dottie Samaniego

    Planning & Development Coordinator
    Phone: 817-490-5745

  3. Pat Cooke

    Chief Building Official
    Phone: 817-490-5726

  4. John Ard

    Deputy Chief/Fire Marshal
    Phone: 817-490-5786


Westlake Academy Admissions

After April 3, 2017, an applicant relying upon a contract to build a new residence to establish residency must provide the following: 

  • Approved building permit from the Town of Westlake 
  • Written notice from the builder confirming the slab/foundation was poured prior to submitting the application for enrollment (this inspection must be approved)
  • Estimated completion date for the new residence (must occur within the school year the student seeks to enroll)

In addition to these initial documentation requirements, the applicant will be required to submit verification, according to a schedule identified by the Town, of the completion of major construction milestones for the home including, but not limited to, framing, drywall, masonry, roofing, plumbing, and electrical work.

Please click here for more details, effective dates, and contact information should you need further assistance.