Building Permits - Commercial
Work Requiring a Permit
- Accessory Buildings
- Remodels/Additions to Building
Plans Needed Upon Submittal
- Site Plan
- Building Plan Set
- Drainage/Grading Plans
- Wall Bracing Plans
- Engineered Foundation Plans
- Tree Conservation/Mitigation Plans
- Energy Compliance Report
- Landscape Plans
W3.CSCommercial Permit Process
1. Pre-Application Meeting
- Depending on the size and scope of the project a pre-application meeting may be required prior to applicant submittal
- This gives the opportunity to for Town Staff to ask questions as well as the applicant to ask questions on permit processing and other requirements that may pertain to a specific project.
- This meeting should be scheduled at least 3 days in advanced by the Development Coordinator.
2. Applicant Submittal
- All submittals require a completed permit application that lists:
- Address, Legal Description, Owner, Contractor, Subcontractors, Valuation of the Project, Square Footage
- All contractors and subcontractors must be registered with the Town of Westlake
- Plans must be submitted in person with a complete application and plan review fees.
- Plans submitted by courier will not be accepted and sent back.
- All submittals shall be accompanied with the number of copies in this table
- All submittals must have a digital set accompanied with the hard copies of the plans
- A plan review fee is required at the time of submittal
- Plans will be reviewed within 20 days at the time of submittal
3. Staff Review and Comments
- Staff may find inaccuracies, errors, omissions, or other issues with the submitted plans
- Staff will reach out to the applicant to fix any underlying problems with the original submittal
4. Applicant Resubmittal
- If revisions are necessary, the applicant must resubmit their plans addressing the comments
- Resubmittal of plans should follow the same number of copies in the table above, unless addressed other in the staff comments
- The applicant should only resubmit once ALL comments have been satisfied
5. Subsequent Reviews
- Staff will review the resubmittal to ensure that all comments have been satisfied
- If all comments have NOT been addressed, the plans will not be approved and the applicant must resubmit again
- If all comments HAVE been addressed the plans will be stamped and signed by the Chief Building Official
6. Issue of Permit
- Applicant will be notified of the remaining permit fees and that permits are ready to be picked up at the Town Hall by the Permit Technician.
- Depending on the size, scope, and type of project the Building Official may schedule a pre-construction meeting with the contractor.
- Once all fees are paid, the permit will be issued to the applicant
- Permits are valid for a period of 180 days at the time of issuance and will terminate if construction progress has not occurred within the 180 days
- Applicants can choose one of the following ways to request an inspection:
- For more information on requesting inspections click here.
8. Certificate of Occupancy
- At the end of a project the Chief Building Official will "Final" the project
- It is at this point that the owner must fill out a Certificate of Occupancy Application and pay the appropriate fees
- The Chief Building Official will review the application and create a Certificate of Occupancy based on the information filled out from the application
- Upon issuance of a Certificate of Occupancy, the building may be occupied