Zoning Clearances

A Zoning Clearance must be approved by the Planning Department for any improvements prior to the issuance of a building permit.

Express Solar Permits: A Zoning Clearance is not required for qualifying residential photovoltaic systems. Please visit the Express Solar Permits page for more information.

Zoning Clearance Steps

  1. Use the Zoning and Neighborhood Finder to verify that your property is located in the City of Westlake Village. Many properties have a Westlake Village mailing address but are not located in the City.
  2. Obtain approval from your homeowners association (residential projects only).
  3. Submit your application online using the links below. Upload your plans including specifications for any exterior materials or colors, windows, and doors. Residential projects must also upload proof of homeowner association approval.
  4. Pay the application $50 fee. Applications will not be processed until payment is received. Fees can be paid online using a credit card or by mailing a check made payable to "City of Westlake Village" to City Hall. Please write the project address in the memo field on the check.