Developing in Westlake


Town of Westlake is a master-planned community. All development in the town must adhere to a set of stringent requirements documented in the Westlake Code of Ordinances and, in certain instances, in planned development documents.

Forms and Applications Downloads

Most required forms are available online to download and submit to the town. View a list of downloadable forms and documents.

For more information on developing in Westlake, please consult our Economic Development Profile pamphlet.

Refer to our Submittal Schedule for specific deadline submittals to reach your desired Council/Commission date.

For home building, you may refer to our Residential Project Guidelines.

Comprehensive Plan

Westlake sincerely appreciates the time and voluntary service of our residents, stakeholders, and members of the steering committee, Planning and Zoning Commission, and Town Council to come together and accomplish an updated comprehensive plan that our community is proud to bring forth and present as a guide for the future of Westlake!

Please note the new Comp Plan is a rather large document and may take longer to download on various computers. You may also find more information on the Comp Plan here. For further assistance regarding Westlake's Comprehensive Plan, please contact Planning & Development Director Ron Ruthven for assistance.

Pre-Development and Construction Meetings


Pre-developments/Construction Meetings consists of members from the DRC. The DRC discusses the following as it relates to development in the Town of Westlake:

  • Building Codes
  • Drainage
  • Fire Code
  • Parks and Open Space
  • Platting
  • Roadways
  • Site Plans
  • Tree Preservation
  • Water and Sewer
  • Zoning

Request a Development Meeting

Development meetings occur most Tuesdays. You may request a meeting by contacting the Development Coordinator at (817) 490-5738 or via email at

Building Permit Applicants Seeking Admissions into Westlake Academy - Important Notice

Applicants relying upon a contract to build a home to establish residency within the Primary Boundary must comply with the policy that was in effect at the time of their application. Failure to provide required documentation may result in a student’s immediate withdrawal from the Academy. 

After April 3, 2017, an applicant relying upon a contract to build a new residence to establish residency must also provide documentation of an approved building permit from the Town of Westlake and written notice from the builder confirming the slab/foundation was poured prior to submitting the application for enrollment. The applicant must also provide documentation from the builder of the estimated completion date for the new residence, which 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 further details, effective dates, and contact information for further assistance.