Permits

Flat Work: Concrete or Asphalt 

Flat work consists of driveways, patios, sidewalks, walkways, etc. In order to place flat work concrete, paver patios or asphalt within the City of Westlake, you must obtain a permit through the Engineering Department; Westlake City Hall, 27700 Hilliard Blvd.
 
Anyone wishing to obtain a driveway permit (flat work) in Westlake must verify that their proposed plans align with Ordinance No. 2015-71.
 The ordinance was passed by the 2015 City Council, amending section 1221.11 of the Zoning Code. All sidewalks and aprons that are concrete must remain concrete.

Conditions of Concrete Permits :

  • Inspections required: Mobilization and Pre-Pour (after all forms are set) Concrete is NOT to be ordered until you have an APPROVED inspection.
  • 24-hour notice is required prior to ALL inspections
  • Permits for garage floors are issued through the Building Department, Cost is $25.25
  • No dumping/obstructing street with material (Code 311-01"D Opens a New Window. )
  • Plywood is required to be laid on city streets during all work activities
  • If there are cleanouts located in concrete/asphalt, you must use EJ-2960Z and 2960A. For your convenience  contractors may purchase these at our counter for $86.50. 

 To apply for a Permit online:

  To apply for a Permit by USPS mail or in person, please complete the below items:

  • Sketch of the proposed work with dimensions
  • Signed Permit Condition Form
  • PDF Permit Application 
  • Mail with a self-addressed stamped envelope or with email address to: Westlake City Hall, Attn: Engineering Dept Permits, 27700 Hilliard Blvd, Westlake, OH  44145

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All sidewalks and aprons that are concrete must remain concrete.

Storm/Sanitary Sewer Repair or Installation 

For storm and sanitary repairs/installs outside of five feet (5') from the home a permit needs to be obtained through the Engineering Department. This work includes but is not limited to backflow valves, cleanout install, exterior crocks, exterior sump pump, and sewer line repairs.

To apply for a Permit online:

  To apply for a Permit by USPS mail or in person, please complete the below items:

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 Conditions of Sewer Permits:

  • Inspections required: Mobilization and prior to backfilling
  • 24-hour notice is required prior to ALL inspections
  • No dumping/obstructing street with material (Code 311-01"D)
  • Plywood is required to be laid on city streets during all work activities

Grading Permit
A grading permit is needed any time a resident is changing a grade in their yard. Examples include excessive landscaping, putting in or filling a in-ground pool, adding dirt, yard drains, paver patios and swales, building a mound or an addition may change the grade.

To apply for a Permit online:

  To apply for a Permit by USPS mail or in person, please complete the below items:

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Conditions of Grading Permits: 

  • Inspections required: Mobilization and prior to backfilling
  • 48-hour notice is required prior to all inspections
  • No dumping/obstructing street with material (Code 311-01"D)
  • Plywood is required to be laid on city streets during all work activities

Street Opening, Home Demolition, Boring and Public Utility Work

There is a deposit due with this permit, which varies from $500 on up, depending on the amount and location of work to be done.

To obtain this permit, you must submit a plan or drawing(s) for the engineer's approval. Open-cutting is not permitted.

To apply for a Permit online:

  To apply for a Permit by USPS mail or in person, please complete the below items:

Permit for Curb Cuts
A curb cut permit is issued for horizontal cut of a roadway curb, the cuts are approximately 1 1/2" above the roadway to allow vehicular access to a parcel. There is a minimum fee of $50 for a new curb cut, if the cut is more than 25', the fee is $2 per foot.

To apply for a Permit online:

  To apply for a Permit by USPS mail or in person, please complete the below items:

  Conditions of Curb Permits:   

  • Inspections required: Mobilization and after forms are set
  • 48-hour notice is required prior to all inspections
  • No dumping/obstructing street with material (Code 311-01"D)
  • Plywood is required to be laid on city streets during all work activities

Waterproofing
Single family residence waterproofing permits are issued through the Building Department after the Engineering Department has performed a dye test on the dwelling's storm water system. The home owner has the right to waive the dye test, in order to do so we must have this wavier signed and returned to the Engineering Department. See our  Waterproofing Guidelines (PDF) for more information.

 New Home Construction
 In order to get Approved Occupancy form, the Engineering Dept the following items are required; apron/driveway and sidewalks installed, yard inlets and swales installed as shown on TOPO, and finish grade completed as shown on TOPO. 

Questions or Concerns
If you have any questions, please contact the Engineering Department at 440-617-4145, Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. or by email.









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Call 811 before You Dig

Whether your planned improvements require a permit or not, by law, everyone MUST contact Ohio Utilities Protection Service (O.U.P.S.) at 8-1-1 or (800) 362-2764 at least 48 hours, but no more than 10 business days (excluding weekends and legal holidays), before beginning any digging or excavation work.

This new federally mandated 8-1-1 number was created to help individuals from unintentionally hitting underground utility lines while working on digging projects. This includes, but is not limited to, digging fence post holes, anchoring supports for decks and swing sets, planting trees, and installing a mailbox. It’s a free service, and it is the law. Visit Ohio Utilities Protection Service for additional information.