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Posted on: July 14, 2020

Meet Your Town Staff: Dottie Samaniego

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Hello, my name is Dottie Samaniego, Permit Technician for the Town of Westlake. I process municipal permits, contractor registrations, and inspection records.  I can help answer your questions regarding temporary signs, fencing, or window replacements. If you have questions regarding other permits and need more details, I will be happy to assist you. I can also help you navigate through Town ordinances. My contact information is 817.490.5745 or dsamaniego@westlake-tx.org.

Here are some of the most frequently asked questions I get from residents.

Regulations for temporary signs: 

  • Garage/Rummage/Estate Sales signs do not require a permit.
  • One garage sale, rummage sale, or estate sale sign is allowed
  • May not exceed 3 square feet
  • Lettering may not exceed 3 inches in height
  • May be displayed on the site during the hours of the sale

  • Political Signs do not require a permit.
  • May only be placed on the property
  • May not exceed 4 square feet
  • May not be placed in the public roadway or easement adjacent to such roadway
  • May not be placed in any location which would cause a traffic hazard by obscuring or in any manner blocking the vision of any driver of a vehicle using the public street or entering any such street
  • Must be removed 30 days after the election including any run-off election

Regulations and documentation required for building a fence/retaining wall and permit fee calculations:

  • Fence/Retaining Wall does require a permit and you must provide:
  • Site plan that shows the location and scope of work
  • Dimension, height, and type of material
  • Retaining Walls over 4 feet require plans to be stamped by a professional engineer
  • HOA approval (an official letter is required)
  • The permit fee is calculated at ($1.00 per Declared Valuation) x 1%

  • These are just a few of the questions that I receive from residents. Visit our website for the most up to date information. Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions you may have. I look forward to serving you. -Dottie

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