Building & Development

Permitting Process for Residential and Commercial Building

General Permitting Process for Residential and Commercial Building

The City of West Lake Hills implemented MyPermitNow as the city's official permitting software beginning August 1, 2021.

All applications are required to be submitted through MyPermitNow.

The Customer Help Guide explains how to create an account.  If you need help creating an account or submitting an application please contact https://www.mygovernmentonline.org/#contactus

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

To apply for a permit go to www.mypermitnow.org. 

Please check the specific building code requirements in the City of West Lake Hills Code of Ordinances.  Many of your questions can be answered there or in the FAQs. If you have questions about the application requirements or process please contact Mark Littrell at pzsec@westlakehills.gov or Kathy Roche at Kroche@westlakehills.gov . After your application is deemed administratively complete, it may take up to four (4) weeks to get your first round of comments.  The applicant will then need to provide a comment response letter addressing each comment in addition to any revised documentation requested by the City.  These two steps will be repeated until all the comments are addressed. At that time, the permit will be issued or denied.    

All construction projects are subject to stormwater management.  PLEASE READ STORMWATER MANAGEMENT AT CONSTRUCTION SITES: Stormwater Management at Construction Sites .

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

  1. Ashby Grundman

    Ashby Grundman, AICP

    Assistant City Administrator/Director of Building & Development Services

  2. Kathy Roche

    Development Coordinator
    Phone: (512) 610-6826

  3. Mark Littrell

    Zoning & Planning Secretary
    Phone: (512) 610-6822

  4. Alex Sanchez

    City Inspector
    Phone: (512) 610-6836

  5. Rick Rogers

    City Inspector

Permit Forms

Acknowledgement of Code of Ordinances

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

Demo Permit Application

Fence Permit Request

Onsite Sewage Facilities

Request for Services

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 

Short Term Rental License Application

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

Swimming Pool Completeness Checklist

Wastewater - New Connection Forms 
Forms to order grinder pumps, connection manuals, fees, and more.

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