Frequently Asked Questions
Aluminum and vinyl windows are not allowed in Westwood Hills.
No, permits are not required for tree removal on your own property. However, the stump must be ground below grade.
Do all applications for building permits need to be sent to the State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) for review?
Yes, permit applications for both interior and exterior work must be sent to SHPO for review, even if your house is a non-contributing structure.
No, you do not need a permit or your neighbor’s permission to paint your house.
No, you do not need permission from your neighbors to replace your roof, but you do need a building permit to do so.
Does Westwood Hills require a drip edge on roof eaves and ice and water shield on eaves of a residential roof?
A drip edge is required, but ice and water shields are not required.
It can take up to sixty days for the SHPO to review applications.
Westwood Hills currently uses the 2003-I codes.