When we move into this beautiful community, there are so many things we have to learn. “Who do I talk to about this?” “Where do I go to get that?” So many things to remember. As time passes, the answers to these questions become automatic.
However, there is one area of the homeowners’ responsibilities that may get confusing.
When we decide to do some home improvements, in addition to finding a worthy company to perform the work, we also need to get approval by the architectural control committee (ACC). A permit application is available at the HOA office to be completed and submitted to obtain approval prior to commencing with any outside home improvements.
The following are examples, though not all-inclusive, of specific improvements that require a permit: air conditioners, awnings and sunscreens, fencing, flags, pennants and flagpoles, garages, golf ball screens, irrigation, landscaping additions (the removal of plants, trees, etc. does not require a permit), outdoor lighting, painting exterior surfaces, patio additions, pavers, ramadas, rain gutters, roofing repair or replacement and/or coating, walls, fencing, windows.
The ACC guidelines packet covers all of the improvements requiring a permit. If you do not have this packet, you can obtain one from the HOA office along with the ACC permit application. If you are uncertain whether a permit is required for a specific action, see Bonnie in the HOA office for guidance. All permits must be submitted to the office for approval.