Architectural Application

Architectural Applications Explained

Modifying your home can be an exciting and challenging time. On one hand, you’re finally able to customize your dream house but on the other hand, you must obtain approval from your homeowners association. Many homeowners experience frustration and confusion regarding this process, asking: Why do I need to submit an application? Who approves it? How long does the whole process take? Is all this really necessary?

Architectural Approval Preserves Your Property Values

When you made the decision to settle in your community, you bought into a desirable neighborhood with a certain aesthetic. In order to keep the aesthetic cohesive, every resident must be conscientious when modifying his or her home. Not only does it keep your neighborhood looking pleasant and visually appealing, it has a measurable impact on ensuring high property values over time.

The ARC application process is very straightforward, but it must be detailed to ensure that the HOA architectural committee has the information they need to make an informed decision. Some of the items that must be on the ARC request form are:

  • Type of alteration proposed
  • Type and purpose of addition being proposed
  • Materials to be used
  • Paint color or finish to be used, if applicable
  • Detailed plans or drawings of the work
  • Installer or contractor credentials
  • Any necessary permits required
  • Schedule for completion

These information are used by the HOA architectural review board to ensure that the modifications meet standards.

The HOA architectural review board is also responsible for adopting rules to help streamline the ARC application process. These rules can range from changing the items required on the ARC request form, to the process of appealing a denied ARC application.

On this page you will find the ARC Guidelines and Architectural Application.

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