How long will it take to get my permit?

It depends on the type of permit, and also depends on the amount and type of comments/questions staff may have upon review. Larger projects, such as reconstruction or new construction, may take a few months or longer to have a permit issued. If your project includes variances, this may add another two to three months (sometimes longer) to the process. Because the City is small, we have several third-party reviewers who also review permit applications. We strive to provide a complete set of comments within three to four weeks of application submittal; however, it may take a longer or shorter amount of time depending on schedules and any issues beyond the control of staff.

Please note that permit fees must be paid up front and the application must be considered administratively complete before it is routed for technical review. You will be notified if any additional information is needed for the application to be complete.

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1. How do I find out if I live within the City of West Lake Hills city limits?
2. Who should I contact about all building, utilities, permit, and inspection questions??
3. What is the zoning for my property?
4. If I live in the Extra Territorial Jurisdiction (ETJ), are there any City regulations that I need to be aware of?
5. Does the City have setback regulations that are applicable to my property?
6. Does the City have impervious cover restrictions?
7. Does the City have drainage requirements for new projects?
8. How do I apply for a variance? How long is the process?
9. I would like to submit an application for a residential remodel/addition/new construction. How do I get started?
10. I would like to submit an application for a non-residential project. What do I need to do?
11. Where can I find building and development applications?
12. How long will it take to get my permit?
13. Do I need a permit for a swimming pool?
14. Do I need a permit to construct a fence?
15. Where can I find the fee schedule?
16. Do I need a permit for roofing?
17. How do I submit a Subdivision Application?