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Construction in Westwood Hills generally requires a building permit unless you are undertaking minor repairs such as: painting, decorating, minor landscaping, patching and maintenance.  You need a permit for all of the following:


Demolishing a structure

Major landscaping

Replacing a roof

Installing exterior mechanical equipment

Replacing windows

Adding on to an existing structure

Building a porch

Replacing an air conditioner compressor and moving its location

Installing siding

Building a fence, retaining wall, or installing a hedge

Installing a skylight

Installing a detached children’s playhouse

Driveway replacement

Construction of a dormer

Plumbing, Electrical and Mechanical work

Building a deck


This list is not all inclusive.
Please view the City Ordinances here or contact the Westwood Hills City Clerk for additional information.





Forms and information


Application for permit form


Adjoining Owner Property Signature Form


2014 Building Permit Summary of Documents Required


SHPO Examples of Qualifying Costs for Tax Credits


SHPO State Rehabilitation Tax Credits


Building Permit Flow Chart

Building Permits for the City of Westwood  Hills