Building & Development

In response to COVID-19, the City of West Lake Hills Building & Development Department is modifying its operations:

We are not scheduling any in-person meetings. However, all staff remains available to answer questions via phone and email. Please see the bottom of the Building & Development page for staff contact information.

  • The 3/18 ZAPCO and 3/25 City Council meetings are canceled.
  • Permit and plan review timelines are not anticipated to be affected at the moment.
  • If possible, visits to the Building & Development walk-up window should be limited. Payments can be taken over the phone and applications can be submitted via email. Application forms are available below.

We appreciate your cooperation in helping us keep our community and City staff safe during these difficult times.

Building Codes

Information on specific building code requirements can be located at the  City of West Lake Hills Ordinances.


Permit Forms

Acknowledgement of Code of Ordinances

Application Submittal Policy  


Commercial Building Permit Application 

This form applies to new construction, remodel/addition, landscaping, roofing, fences, and change or additions to impervious cover,  etc. Commercial use only.

Commercial Permit Fees

Contractor Registration


Fence Permit Request

Onsite Sewage Facilities

Request for Services

Pre-Application Meeting Request

Residential Building Permit Application 

This form applies to new construction, remodel/addition, pools, landscaping, and change or additions to impervious cover, etc.  Residential use only.

Residential Permit Fees 

Small Project Application 

This form applies to single projects like roofing, HVAC, window replacements, etc. 

Swimming Pool Completeness Checklist 

Wastewater forms and connection requirements. Visit  the Wastewater page.


Please contact staff if you need further clarification or have any questions not covered in our Frequently Asked Questions page.

Sign Forms

Sign Permit Checklist

Sign Permit Application

Banner Sign Application


Drainage Information

Drainage Manual

The purpose of the Drainage and Erosion Control Design Manual is to establish standard principles and practices for the planning, design, construction, maintenance, and management of stormwater drainage, erosion control, and water quality facilities within the City of West Lake Hills and its ETJ. 

Checklist for Type 1 Development

Checklist for Type 2 Development

Checklist for Type 3 Development


  1. Mark Littrell

    Zoning & Planning Secretary

  1. Kathy Roche

    Permit Assistant

  1. Anjali Naini

    Director of Building and Development Services

  1. Jim Richerson

    Code Enforcement Officer

  1. Russell Cain

    Environmental Inspector, City Arborist

  1. Angie DeJesus

    Utility Coordinator