Building & Development

General Permitting Process for Residential and Commercial Building

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 or Kathy Roche at  After your application is deemed administratively compete, it can take up to 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. Then the permit will be issued or denied.    

The City of West Lake Hills will be implementing MyPermitNow as the permitting software beginning July 26, 2021. 

The Customer Help Guide explains how to create an account.  All applications beginning August 1, 2021 will be required to be submitted through MyPermitNow.  If you need help creating an account or submitting an application please contact

To apply for a permit go to

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

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

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

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

  1. Ashby Grundman, AICP

    Director of Building & Development Services
    Phone: (512) 610-6838

  1. Rick Rogers

    City Inspector
    Phone: (512) 610-6827

  1. Alex Sanchez

    City Inspector
    Phone: (512) 610-6836

  1. Mark Littrell

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

  1. Kathy Roche

    Development Coordinator
    Phone: (512) 610-6826