Zoning Clearance Information

RESIDENTIAL Zoning Clearance - apply online

COMMERCIAL/OTHER Zoning Clearance - apply online

What is a Zoning Clearance?

The Planning Department reviews all improvements to ensure compliance with the Westlake Village Zoning Code prior to the issuance of a building permit.

Do I need a Zoning Clearance?

Any improvements that require a building permit require approval of a Zoning Clearance before the building permit can be issued. A Zoning Clearance must also be approved for certain work requiring mechanical, electrical, or plumbing permit.

How do I obtain a Zoning Clearance?

  1. Prepare plans or drawings of work to be completed. For new roofs, windows, doors, exterior colors, or exterior finishes, provide manufacturer specification sheets or provide the brand and color/material name and/or catalog number.
  2. For residential projects, obtain approval from your homeowners association.
  3. Use the online application forms (links above) to upload your plans. 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 Planning Department, 31200 Oak Crest Drive, Westlake Village, CA 91361. Please write the project address in the memo field on the check.

Please note that Zoning Clearance approval may take up to 10 business days once all required materials and payment have been submitted. Incomplete applications will result in longer processing times.


Any demolition of existing structures or portions there of, and new development that may generate solid waste is required to fill out Construction and Demolition Form 1 prior to commencing the project, and Form 2 within 45 days of project completion.
Construction and Demolition Form 1
Construction and Demolition Form 2