Beware Social Security Scam Letters
There is a letter going around claiming to be from the Social Security Administration stating your Social Security number is “being suspended” due to fraudulent activity.
The letter claims your account will be suspended in the next 24-hours unless the recipient calls the provided phone number.
● the date on these letters are in a European date format (DD/MM/YYYY)
● the letter is not addressed to a specific individual
● Social Security numbers cannot be suspended
● Any call, text, or email claiming to be from the Social Security Administration (or any government agency) is a scam.
Register Today: Reach Alert!
The City uses Reach Alert to send emergency messages or pertinent information about Westwood events and business that residents need to know.
The registry is FREE for all residents and can handle any amount of contact data from each household in the form of e-mail, telephone calls, and/or text messages.
The system will maintain your privacy and you will only receive messages from the City Commissioners.
You can register on-line at www.ReachAlert.com and clicking: Sign Up
PLEASE REGISTER TODAY.
Anonymous Notes are Not from Board
The Board was notified, again, that someone is leaving unsigned notes on cars/at houses about perceived violations. The Board apologized to the resident and advised the resident the author acted without Board knowledge or authority.
The Board does not condone anonymous letters to residents.
Please note, any official communications from the Board will be on City letterhead and will be signed by the sender. No member of the Westwood City Board will hide behind an anonymous letter.
Residents should be advised that the author of an unsigned/anonymous letter should be accorded the same authority and respect as their signature – which is none.
Residents should be aware there is no “Code Enforcer” for Westwood. All ordinance issues are reviewed and assigned to Board Members for resolution. Any resident who has a question about an Ordinance or about this issue should contact the Mayor or another member of the Board directly.
Any complaints about City issues must be filed online. The Board will not address issues that are not submitted via the City’s website.
The website allows for proper assignment and tracking of complaints. Complaints can be filed at: www.cityofwestwood.org/Code Enforcement Complaints
The Board would also ask the resident(s) leaving notes to cease and desist this practice.
Bulk/Large Item Pick-up Guidelines
Updated Code of Ordinances and 2022 - 2023 Ad Valorem Tax and Budget Ordinances available online
The City of Westwood Code of Ordinances has been updated to include all ordinances adopted since the last codification in 2017. A copy of the new Code of Ordinances is available on the Ordinances page.
The 2022-2023 Ordinances for Ad Valorem Taxes and Budget have been mailed. Copies of these annual ordinances are available for viewing on the Ordinances page.
The City of Westwood recycles on the odd/highlighted weeks. Please note holiday schedule. Services are shifted one day during holiday weeks.
The City published an updated directory.
Residents can request a digital copy through the website.
Solicitation in Westwood
Under Louisville Metro Ordinance No. 57-2009, Am. Ord. 210-2011, any person who conducts house-to-house selling or taking orders for goods or services, must have a Louisville Metro Peddler License. Any person, firm, or corporation desiring to secure a license as a peddler or vendor shall make written application, under oath, on a form provided by the Department of Codes and Regulations. No license is required for any member(s) of a religious, charitable, health, welfare, educational, political or youth service organization selling goods or services to raise funds for their organization.
Vendors in Westwood must also obtain a Westwood Solicitation Permit. Once issued, a Westwood permit is good for one year.
The Permit Application is on the Forms page and must be approved and signed by the Mayor. If a Vendor comes to your residence and does not have both permits, they cannot conduct business in the City.