On Oct. 25, Lakeway’s code enforcement department received a complaint that construction work was being done at a residence in the city without a permit. A check of city records was completed, which did not show a permit having been issued for the address in question.
A code enforcement officer responded to the complaint by driving to the residence. According to his statement, he observed a contractor’s work truck and that the garage door was open. He reported that he also observed evidence of construction activity in the driveway and garage.
The code enforcement officer determined that renovation work was being done at the residence. Such work requires permits from both the city and the water utility that serves the residence. Because the necessary permits had not been issued, the code enforcement officer issued a stop work order.
The homeowner, who was not present at the time, later filed a report with the Lakeway Police Department, which began an ongoing investigation. The homeowner declined to press charges; however due to the nature of the allegations the city is continuing to investigate the incident.
The homeowner has now filed the necessary paperwork to obtain the required permit from the city.