Community Standards FAQs

Williamson columns (early Del Webb)

Are hollow, made of 1" yellow pine

Contractor Work Times within Sun City?

You can work from 7 a.m. until 10 p.m. according to the noise ordinance in the City of Georgetown

Neighborhood Sign Paint Colors

For NH entry signs if you provide Sherwin Williams on Williams Drive with the following order #'s they will be able to pull up the colors.

  • # 0172432 will bring up the paint identified for entry signs (creamy-ish color)
  • # 0200209 and mention green match – that is a blended color created for the trim (a sort of turquoise).

Roaming Cats

The prohibition on roaming cats is found in both the Declaration of Covenants, Conditions, and Restrictions (CC&Rs) and an interpretation by the Covenants Committee.

Temporary COVID-19 Requirements for Estate Sales

The Sun City Texas Community Association Board of Directors approved a change to the current, online-only restrictions for estate and moving sales. All rules in effect pre-pandemic are still in effect. The new rules include the following rules:

  • No more than five shoppers in a house at a time.
  • Shoppers and estate/moving sale staff must wear masks.
  • Estate/moving sale staff may have up to three staff members in the house.
  • One estate/moving sale staff must be outside managing shoppers waiting to enter the house
  • Estate/moving sale staff will mark out 6-foot distances on the walkway/driveway to maintain at least 6-feet physical distancing.
  • Estate/Moving sales companies are encouraged to make appointments for shoppers.

Please contact Carl Zimmerman at 512-948-6243 with your questions.

Current Estate Sale Company Emails:

Garage/Estate Sales

The only garage sale that can be held in Sun City is the twice a year garage sale sponsored by the Kiwanis Club on the main parking lot at Del Webb and Sun City Blvd.

Although garage sales can't be held at individual residences, a one time estate sale can be held when a homeowner has passed away or is relocating due to deteriorating health. The estate sale will be held in a professional manner by a commercial estate agent. Below there is a list of estate sale agents who have conducted estate sales in the Community.

Directional signs are not allowed but one sign may be placed in the front yard of the home on the day of the sale. The address of the home can't be published prior to the day of the sale and the sale must be held in a way that doesn't adversely impact the neighbors.

A form agreeing to abide by the guidelines for the sale is to be filled out by the agent and initialed by the homeowner prior to being submitted to the Director of Community Standards prior to the planned day of the sale.

This form is available from either in hard copy from the Community Standards Department or by email to cso@sctexas.org.

Estate Sale Companies

The following estate sale companies have conducted sales within Sun City:

Caring Transitions Austin North
Terry Reager
7421 Burnet Road Suite 300-530
Austin, TX 78757
512-265-8021

Chantal's Estate Sales
Chantal Evans
1801 South Mo-Pac Expressway, Suite 100, Austin, TX 78757
(512) 844-5550

Classic Estate Sales
Louis Garvins
1903 Plantation Court, Round Rock
Louisgarvins@gmail.com
512-550-1433 & 512-550-1440
http://classicestatesales.net/

It's 2 Much Stuff
Debbra Pearcy
Senior Move Manager
512-639-0791
www.its2muchstuff.com

R&D Estate Sales
(254) 534-1090
rbartek@hot.rr.com

Remember This Estate Sales
Lori Matlock/Tommie Hunt
512-639-4683 & 254-541-0813
rememberthisantiques42@gmail.com

Steinbach Auctions
453 Logan Ranch Rd., Georgetown , TX 78628
Phone Number: (512) 763-6710
http://steinbachauctions.com

My outdoor flashing light has stopped working. Where can I get a new flasher?

If your 911 locator light switch stops working, it may not be broken. There is a reset lever in the lower left corner of the switch. If the switch does not turn the outside lights on, try pulling this reset lever down with your fingernail and push it back up. If a power surge trips the switch, this reset should restore the switch to working condition.

If this does not fix the problem, you will have to replace the switch. If you turn on the lights and you see a bright flash in the switch, it has probably lights off, and you will need to replace the switch.

The original switch was made by Leviton, but they no longer make that switch. There is a replacement switch made by Pass & Seymour, model TM8LOCATORW, the last letter indicating switch color. The switch is available from:

Westside Electric Supply, Inc.
1530 N. LaFox St.
South Elgin, IL 60177
Phone: 847-468-1000

The switch will fit right into the place of the old one. It is as easy to install as any light switch with two wires to connect. Be sure to trip the circuit breaker before removing the old switch. If you have never replaced a light switch, get someone who has to change this one for you.

Please do not use this switch to flash your outside lights to help the pizza delivery man find you house. It is only for 911 emergencies to help the vehicles find your house.

The switch mentioned in the article above can also be found at: https://octopart.com/tm8locator-w-pass+%26+seymour-47240940

or more recently:

https://www.cesco.com/index.cfm?dsp=public.products.search_results&search_text=tm8locator

When do I need to fill out an application for modification?

Anytime a change is being made to the exterior of the residence or property the Design Guidelines should be consulted. If the change is listed on the "No Paperwork" list, and the guidelines referred to for that item have been met, an application need not be submitted. In all other cases, Form B-1 or Form B-2 needs to be filled out.

Where do I find replacement lights for address fixture on house?

Monitors, Community Standards Office, Member's Services currently have them for free.

Ace Hardware also has them.

Where do I find replacement address tiles?

Faded house numbers:

Is there a time at which I can mow my lawn?

Noise is often paired with nuisance if too loud or at a time residents would reasonably expect to be able to enjoy quiet.

Sec. 8.16.040. - Certain construction noises prohibited without permit.

"No person shall cause, suffer, allow or permit during nighttime [defined elsewhere as between 10pm and 7am] and/or on Christmas, New Year's Day or Thanksgiving, the creation of noise in connection with construction, drilling, earthmoving, excavation, demolition, alteration or repair work or the operation of any tools or equipment used for any such work, including the operation of a machine that separates, gathers, grades, loads, or unloads sand, rock, concrete or gravel without first obtaining a permit from the Director pursuant to Section 8.16.050. Such noise is declared to be a nuisance and does not have to exceed the specifications for sound levels contained in this Chapter or disturb a particular person in order to constitute a violation of this Section. The requirements of this Chapter are independent of and in addition to any other permits, certificates of occupancy, zoning or platting requirements or other requirements of the law and the fact that a person or an entity has acquired any other such authorization from the City shall not exempt them from the requirements of this Chapter."

Who maintains my mailbox?

Residents are responsible for their mailboxes.

  • Replacement numbers and mailboxes can be found at Ace Hardware.
  • Replacement poles and mailboxes can be ordered from Bowman Construction.

Can I protect my property from wild animals?

Yes, please refer to §4.24

Where, and what kind of flag, can I fly?

We allow flags to be mounted on the garage or columns of the house without filling out an application as long as the guidelines are followed. In order to install a permanent flagpole up to 20' high, Form B-1 application, as well as a plot plan indicating where on the property (as mandated by the Design Guidelines) the flagpole will be located (within 5 feet of house and 20' from side property lines), must be submitted to the Modifications Committee for their review and approval.

What are the recognized holidays?

  • New Year's Day – January 1st
  • Valentine's Day – February 14th
  • Presidents Day-- third Monday in February
  • Texas Independence Day – March 2nd
  • St. Patrick's Day – March 17th
  • Easter – Friday through Sunday April/May
  • Memorial Day – Last Monday in May
  • Flag Day – June 14th
  • Independence Day – July 4th
  • Labor Day – 1st Monday in September
  • Patriots Day – September 11th
  • Halloween – October 31st
  • Veterans Day – November 11th
  • Thanksgiving Day – 4th Thursday of November
  • Christmas Eve – December 24th
  • Christmas Day – December 25th
  • Hanukkah – Dates Vary
  • Kwanza – December 26th through January 1st
  • New Year's Eve – December 31st

APPENDIX F - NO-PAPERWORK LIST

A home owner is responsible for meeting all DG requirements for the modifications listed even though an application and approval from the MC is not required.

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Item

Article #

1

Cellular Telephone booster/repeater antenna.

6.4

2

FM radio and amateur radio antennas. The owners' Amateur Radio Operator License must be on file with the Community Standards Department.

6.4 & 6.5

3

HDTV and similar antennas for television/internet.

6.4

4

Adding plants and shrubs in an existing planting bed.

4.4

5

Bird Baths/Bird Houses/Bird Feeders in rear yard that are 6-feet tall or less.

5.4.b

6

Bird Baths/Bird Houses/Bird Feeders hanging from a tree in the front yard. Limit 2 items.

5.10.3.b

7

Bird Baths/Bird Houses/Bird Feeders in the front yard up to 6-feet tall and within 2-feet of the house foundation. Limit 1 item.

5.4.a

8

Construction/Landscaping Debris Boxes ("Dumpsters")

6.12

9

Edging for existing planting beds and tree wells.

4.4.g & 4.16.d

10

House entry door replacement: a) Fits in the existing door opening and the same style and color as the original. b) Does not contain any colored glass. Does not apply to Cottages.

3.10

11

Exterior wall art and ornamentation.

5.10

12

Flags and flag mounts (except flags illuminated for night time display) mounted in one of the preferred locations: a) Display of the US Flag, any US State Flag or any US Armed Service Flag. b) Display of a university, college or professional sports team flags. c) Flag Mounts attached to a building. d) Flags or banners celebrating holidays listed in Appendix C. e) Seasonal flags, pendants or banners. f) "Blue Lives Matter" flags.

5.9

13

Flower boxes on decorative concrete fences or under garage windows of cottages.

14.9.b.5

14

Artificial or natural flowers, plants, and trees placed on a front or rear porch/patio.

5.6

15

Garden hose hanger.

5.3

16

Gutter guards that match the existing trim paint color.

3.15.c.6

17

Handrails and safety guard rails.

10.1

18

Holiday Decorations.

5.5 & Appendix C

19

Knox Box® Installation.

3.9

20

Flower pots, decorative objects, and other artifacts in LMH house beds or on porches/patios.

14.9

21

Wall-mounted light fixtures conforming to the referenced articles and: a) Must be fully shielded. b) An unshielded fixture that is not larger than the developer-installed fixtures. Does not apply to Cottages.

7.1, 7.2, 7.3 & 7.4

22

Lightning Arrestors (Lightning Rods).

6.8

23

Developer-installed mailboxes, secure locking mailboxes, and plastic/metal bird deterrent spikes.

5.7.1 & 5.7.2

24

Mulching Material (Seasonal Placement). Not applicable to LMH homes.

4.2 & 4.4

25

Painting a home's exterior without changing the color scheme. Does not apply to Cottages.

3.15.b

26

Walkway, pathway or driveway recoating without changing the color scheme.

3.16

27

Pet door in a side entry door (not a golf cart door) or rear door within a fenced area.

3.8.1

28

Small Animal fencing.

9.1.n

29

Potted plants or free-standing objects on the driveway.

5.10.2

30

Replacement of individual plants (in-ground or potted) of the same or similar type or size that does not alter the approved landscape plan. Not applicable to LMH homes.

4.4

31

Re-sodding a lawn with an approved grass. Saint Augustine and common Bermuda are prohibited.

4.11

32

Roof patching, partial replacement or full replacement with a shingle that has a warranty that is equivalent to, or better than, the warranty of the shingles being replaced. Must use an approved shingle color. Includes ridge vents.

3.3.1 & 3.3.4.f

33

Safety handrails.

10.1 &10.2

34

Satellite Antenna. Requirements for a "no-paperwork" installation are: a) Meet provisions of List 6-1 & 6-2. b) All exposed wiring must be routed at right angles and securely fastened to the home.

6.3

35

Skylights, tubular variety that do not contain internal lighting and attic fans. A CoG permit required.

6.2.1 & 6.2.2

36

Solar-powered pathway lights. Lights meeting the following requirements and conforming to the referenced article may be installed: a) Along the pathway from the front entry to the driveway and/or to the street. b) Along one side of the driveway continuing to the front entry of the house. c) No taller than 3-feet from the developer-finished grade. d) Must be at least 4-feet to 6-feet from any ground-mounted light. Lights may be closer at steps, elevation changes, and changes in pathway direction. e) Light must be directed downward and the fixtures must be fully shielded. f) Light fixtures emitting anything other than white light are prohibited. Color lights are prohibited. g) Light fixtures with non-reflective finishes must be used. Polished light fixtures are prohibited. Does not apply to Cottages.

7.4 & 7.5

37

Window solar screens

12.1.2

38

Statues, ornaments and other accessory features not exceeding 3-feet in the front yard.

5.10.1

39

Statues, ornaments and other accessory features not exceeding 5-feet in rear and side yards.

5.10.5

40

Swings, gliders, and hammocks.

5.10.5.b

41

Tree trimming - Trimming of that portion of any tree canopy that is above the owner's property.

4.21 & 6.6.2

42

Tree planting - Trees meeting the following requirements and conforming to the provisions of referenced article: a) Tree must be one of the trees listed in Appendix D. b) Tree trunk must be at least 10-feet from any property line c) Tree trunk on golf course lots must be at least 20-feet from the rear property line. d) Tree trunks must be at least 20-feet from any other tree on the property. Does not apply to LMH house or lots with developer-installed retaining walls.

4.22 & APPENDIX D

43

Tree removal - any tree that is not on the listed in Appendix D that is less than 19 inches in circumference when measured 12-inches from the ground, may be removed.

4.22.d & APPENDIX D

44

Ground-mounted and roof-mounted weather station

6.9.1 & 6.9.2

45

Self-contained water fountains less than 3-feet tall in the front or 5-feet tall in the rear yard.

5.2

46

Wild Animal Protection fencing. Does not apply to LMH homes.

4.24

47

Window or Door (House or Garage) Replacement for Emergency Repair. An application required after the repair is completed.

3.11

48

Garage door key pads, door peepholes and video door bells.

3.12

49

Repair or reconstruction of a house and associated landscaping consistent with original construction within 12-months.

3.7.b.1

50

LMH Homes: Adding annual bedding plants to planting beds at the home owner's expense.

14.6

Created on: October 16, 2019

APPENDIX G - PROHIBITED ITEMS & STRUCTURE LIST

The items presented in this list are prohibited. It is not inclusive and does not name all of the items that are prohibited.

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Item

Article #

1

Accessory buildings, including gazebos, storage buildings, guest houses and greenhouses at other than custom homes.

3.5

2

Alteration of natural lawn color through the application of any dye, paint or agent other than feeds and fertilizers appropriate for such use.

4.12

3

Any permanent or temporary devices not specifically allowed in the DG or GD. Such devices may include, but are not limited to: gas or electric lampposts, basketball hoops, purple martin houses, bat houses and mailbox bird deterrents like pinwheels and owl figures.

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4

Artificial Flowers or Foliage anyplace other than a porch or patio and in courtyard areas.

5.6

5

Boundary marking, except with approved fencing, or as specifically provided.

4.20

6

Clotheslines or clothes poles and similar items.

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7

Concrete block, concrete masonry unit, railroad ties or any lumber.

4.18.c.4

8

Combined use of both mesh materials and wildlife netting.

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9

Decorative fencing.

9.3

10

Detached garages.

3.5

11

The display of national flags of countries listed as State Sponsors of Terrorism by the US Department of State.

5.9.h.2

12

Electric or electrified fences.

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13

Parallel fences.

9.1.1

14

Fencing configurations which create a "dog run" or the appearance of one.

9.1.0

15

Fencing with wood or wood-like composition material.

9.1

16

Fences with scrolls, patterns or straight elements that are not at right angles to each other.

9.1.d

17

Fences with spikes or other adornment above the top rail.

9.1.h, 9.1.j

18

St. Augustine or Common Bermuda turf grasses.

4.11

19

Hedges or hedge rows composed of plant material.

4.14

20

Installation of anything over 3-feet tall in the rear 20-feet of a golf course lot.

5.4.c

21

Polished or highly reflective lighting fixtures.

7.4.i

22

Lighting that constitutes a nuisance and/or hazard to any resident.

7.3

23

Mailbox replacements other than the developer-installed type. Custom Homes are exempt.

5.7.1

24

Inorganic mulching material, ground or pulverized rubber mulch, dyed mulches and highly reflective rock of any dimension.

4.7.1.c

25

Pet doors in roll up garage door.

3.8.1.b

26

Placement and storage of construction material and/or equipment on the street without permitting by the appropriate CoG agency.

2.1, 3.6.3, 3.7

27

Placement of objects on the driveway or around the storm drains.

5.10.2

28

Roofing any patio enclosure with transparent material (i.e. glass, Lexan).

11.3.b.1

29

Screened enclosure of the front entry area of the house.

11.1.a

30

White screening structures, trellises and arbors.

4.13.d, 12.3.2.c

31

Sheds, dog houses or any other similar free-standing structure.

3.5

32

Tents, tenting and fabric shades other than approved permanent awnings.

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33

Trees or tall plants that are taller than 3-feet, within the "sight triangle" of a corner lot or tree branches lower than 8-feet that over-hang into the "sight triangle" of a corner lot.

4.17

34

Trellis/arbor attachment to a developer-installed fence or wall.

12.3.3.a.11, 12.3.3.b.10

35

The storage of equipment, tools or materials anywhere on a lot.

12.3.1.e

36

Window air conditioning units and fans.

6.1.c

37

Exterior security system sirens.

6.15

38

Arbors in front or side yards.

12.3.3.b.8

39

Ground covering and landscape materiel used to spell names, depict states, or slogans, etc.

4.7.3

40

Nighttime illumination of college, university flags or professional sport team flags.

5.9.e.9

41

Lampposts and polished metal fixtures.

5.8, 7.4.i

42

The use of plywood, Masonite or other similar materials as siding.

3.2.d

43

Roofing materials other than asphalt shingles.

3.3.5

44

Permanent tree-mounted lights.

7.4.h

45

Reflective house numbers painted on street curbs.

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46

Driveways, sidewalks, etc. cannot be coated in asphalt or loose materials.

3.15.e

47

Using approved screening structures to store trash containers, tools, etc.

4.13.g

48

Solid plastic landscaping sheeting as a weed barrier.

4.19.a

49

Streamers or reflective material in vegetable/herb gardens.

4.18.f.3

50

Streamers or reflective material on mailboxes.

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Created on: October 16, 2019

The Design Guidelines have been prepared by the Sun City Texas Community Association's Modifications Committee and approved by its Board of Directors in accordance with the Third Amended and Restated Declaration of Covenants, Conditions and Restrictions for Sun City Texas dated August 6, 2009 and recorded in the Official Public Records of Williamson County, Texas as Document No.2009063124 (together with any amendments thereto, the "Declaration (CC&Rs)".

These Design Guidelines may be changed and amended to serve the needs of an evolving community pursuant to the procedures set forth Section 5.3 of the Declaration (CC&Rs). The Design Guidelines have been reviewed by the Covenants Committee and they have been made available for review and comment to all Sun City Texas home owners prior to submission to the Community Association Board of Directors and the Declarant for their approval.

DATE & REVISION

October 14, 1996:
Initial Release

September 14, 2000:
Document Updated

November 8, 2002:
Document Updated

March 24, 2005:
Document Updated

September 27, 2007:
Consolidated Design Guidelines dated March 24, 2005, Design Guideline Revisions dated July 27, 2006, and Interpretive Guidelines developed by the Sun City Texas Community Association Modifications Committee after July 27, 2006 and prior to September 27, 2007.

December 1, 2008:
Consolidate the Design Guidelines dated September 27, 2007 and Interpretive Guidelines developed by the Sun City Texas Community Association Modifications Committee after September 27, 2007 and prior to December 1, 2008.

September 23, 2010:
Consolidate the Design Guidelines dated December 1, 2008 and Interpretive Guidelines developed by the Sun City Texas Community Association Modifications Committee after December 1, 2008 and prior to September 23, 2010.

November 18, 2010:
Temporary Variances §2.7.2

May 26, 2011:
Custom Handrails, §10.1, §10.1.2; Firewise Guidance §4.3.6; Golf Course 20' Setback §4.3.18a, §5.4.c), §5.10.6.b), §11.7.2; Landscaping §4.5, §2.9(#46); Motion Activated Lighting, §7.6

August 2, 2011:
Flag Poles, §5.9, §2.9( #13)

November 17, 2011:
Adjustable Pergolas, §12.2; Fences, §9.1(h); , Gates, §9.8; Solar Energy Systems, §6.7; Variance, §2.7.2 e)

February 13, 2012:
Interim Guidelines, §1.7.4; Religious Displays §5.10.8

May 24, 2012:
Landscaping §4.2.2.d)

August 23, 2012:
Knox Box®, §3.9.3; Peephole,§3.9.6; Color Coatings, §3.13

February 28, 2013:
Xeriscape Guidelines, §4.1.2,; §4.1.3; §4.1.3.1; §4.1.3.2; §4.1.3.3; §4.1.3.4; §4.2.1; §4.2.2; §4.2.4; Appendix A

April 6, 2013:
Roofing, §3.4.4

November 21, 2013
Modifications Committee Authority §1.2; Changes by Means of an Interim Guideline§1.7.4; Residential Property Homeowners' Responsibilities §2.1; Application for Modification and Instructions for Completion, §2.2; Commencement of Work, §2.3; Modifications Committee Permits & Approvals, §2.6.2; Reviewing Body, § 3.4.4; Commencement and Completion of Project Deadlines & Consequences §2.7.5; Prohibited Items & Structures List, §2.10; Harmony of Design, §3.1; Roof Repair or Replacement §3.4.3; Shake Roofs/Roofing, §3.4.6, Lot Drainage, §3.5; Knox Box Program, § §3.9.3, House Doors or Garage Doors or Windows – Replacement, §3.9.4; Concrete Coating § 3.13; Side Yard Access, Tree Wells & Edging, §4.3.11; Trees – Original Planting, Removal & Replacement, §4.3.18; Standard of Maintenance, §4.3.19; Artificial Flowers or Foliage – All Homes, §5.6; Mailboxes – All Homes, except as noted, §5.7; Patio Fences – All Homeowner Maintained Homes Except Courtyard Homes (NH38), §9.7.1; Standard of Maintenance,§13, Definitions & Terminology Appendix A

March 6, 2014
No Paperwork List, §2.9; Vent for Garage Door, §3.9.1; Exterior Paint, §3.12; Landscape Adjacent Retaining Walls, §4.5.3; Permanent Fireplace, Wood Stove, Fire Pits or Similar §8.2; Perimeter Fences, §9.5; Xeriscape Design Principles, Appendix F; Recommended Plants Near Retaining Walls, Appendix G

August 28, 2014
Prohibited: Skylights that Contain Internal Lighting §2.10; Figure 4-2 §4.2; Use of Drought-Tolerant, Deer Resistant and Firewise Plants §4.3.6; Screening of Ground-mounted Equipment Including A/C Units §4.3.9; Landscaping Decisions §4.4.1; Landscaping Adjacent to Developer Installed Retaining Walls §4.5.3; Screening of Spas §5.1.4; Skylights §6.2.2; Perimeter Fences – General §9.6.1; Enclosure of Patios, Porches & Courtyards – General §11.2; Addition of Patios – Landscape Maintained Homes §11.6; Required Retaining Wall Plantings Near Foundation Plantings - Appendix G

November 17, 2016
State of Texas Requirements for Irrigation Systems Work §2.6.3; Water Savings Measures §2.6.4; Modification of Irrigation within an Existing Approved Landscape §2.6.5; Modification of Irrigation Systems when Planning Xeriscaping §2.6.6; Irrigation Practices §2.6.7; Landscape Plans §4.3.1; Landscaping Installation – New Homes §4.3.2; Landscaping –Plant Size and Density §4.3.3; Irrigation/Sprinkler Systems §4.3.5; Rain Barrels §6.8; Compost Bins §6.12; Decks, Patios, Porches & Courtyards §11; Glossary - Appendix A; Building Set-Backs for Residential Areas – Appendix C

August 22, 2019:
Complete Rewrite

What kind of fence can I have in the backyard?

There are two basic kinds of fence that can be built See, Design Guidelines Article 9:

  1. A perimeter fence in Design Guidelines Article 9.4.
    • Interior Lot
    • Corner Lot
  2. A patio fence in Design Guidelines Article 9.5.

For cottages and garden homes in the Landscaped Maintained Homes neighborhoods the specific fence configurations can be found in Design Guidelines Article 14.11.

In order to accommodate the zero lot lines in the Courtyard homes in neighborhood 38, specific fence configurations can be found in Design Guidelines Article 9.7 and 9.8.

How can I keep my small dog in the fence?

Design Guidelines Article 9.1.n) small animal fencing may be added to the bottom of the fence without paperwork if all the required guidelines are met. If your situation differs from the norm, you may always apply via Form B-1 to have the puppy fencing taller or mesh smaller than the guidelines allows. See, No Paperwork List item 28: Small Animal Fencing.

Do I need an application to modify or add a landscape bed?

Existing Landscape Changes Design Guidelines Article 4.4:

  1. Unless the landscaping change meets the requirements of the No-Paperwork List, the home owner must submit an application and possibly project worksheets giving the following details.
  2. The landscape plan shall be a scaled drawing which includes:
    • The lot boundaries, the house, the driveway and any other hardscape features and the location and dimensions of all planting beds.
    • The names of all plants (to be installed as well as those already installed), the initial size of the plant container and the location and spacing of all plants.
    • Materials to be used for planting bed borders and mulch.
    • Any walkways, hardscape or other landscape features.
    • All calculations for percent: plant coverage, lawn grass coverage, drought tolerant plant coverage and inert material coverage.

Do I need an application to change my mulch to rock?

In order for there to be no more than 65% of impervious cover §4.5.c), applications changing mulch to any form of inert material need a Form B-1 Application to be submitted.

Do I need to submit an application to change my bedding plants?

Bedding plants can be freely changed out in existing beds, No Paperwork list #4 which refers you to Design Guidelines §4.4.

When changing the edging of established beds, do I need to fill out an application?

When a bed is existing, there is no need to submit an application as long as the No Paperwork list #9 reference to Design Guidelines §4.4.g is followed.

Are my paint colors on file?

Unless an application to change the paint colors has been filled out, the paint colors for your house are either located with your closing documents or will have to be researched using the name of your model. Many houses built since June of 2012 will have the exterior colors chosen by the owner on file.

Do I need an application to paint the same color?

Except for Cottages, it is not necessary to fill out an application for repainting your house the same color, No Paperwork List item #25, Painting a home's exterior without changing the color scheme. Refer to Design Guidelines Article 3.15.b.

Where are the paint chips located?

The paint chips used for researching paint colors, when we don't have a record of the original color scheme, are in binders located at the Community Standards Services located across the hall from Member Services on Texas Drive on the same wall as the Library.

Can I extend my patio?

Yes, as long as the impervious coverage percentage remains at 65% or less you can extend your patio within the property boundaries. Design Guidelines §11 elaborates on the guidelines for project to extend patios.

Do I need an application for a satellite dish on my house?

No Paperwork Item #34, Satellite Antenna:  Meet provisions of Design Guidelines §6-1, §6-2 and §6.3.

What about bird baths, houses and feeders?

See, No Paperwork Items #5, #6, and #7 for specifics as to number, height, etc.

How many decorations can I hang on my wall?

Wall-Mounted Architectural Objects - Home owner Maintained Homes are covered by No Paperwork Item #11, referring to Design Guidelines §5.10.

For Landscaped Maintained Homes please see, §14.9 of the Design Guidelines.

Where are the meetings in 2021?

During the COVid restrictions, only closed meetings, attended by staff, will be on the 1st and 3rd Thursday each month at The Oaks.

Once we are no longer restricted by COVid:

 Meetings will once again be held at Andice Room, Cowan Creek

On the 1st Thursday we hold the closed meeting at 8:30am and an open meeting at 10:00am. On the 3rd Thursday we only hold a closed meeting.

What is the difference between a closed and an open meeting?

A closed meeting is one in which the Committee reviews the applications in a private setting as opposed to an open meeting in which no files are open or applications reviewed. At the open meeting, residents are welcome to attend and ask questions of a general nature of the Committee.