The governing documents for the HOA require that owners seek approval from the HOA for any exterior changes to their lot – often referred to an an Architectural Request. Examples of projects that require architectural approval are, but not limited to; fence or shed installs, driveway extension or an exterior color change, etc.
If you are replacing an existing deck or giving the exterior a fresh coat of the same color paint, please proceed. These are considered home owner maintenance items and do not require pre-approval.
what will be needed
All applications should include detailed, easy to understand drawings with a plot map outlining location within your property lines plus notes that include plans, elevations, construction details, colors, location, etc. as necessary to fully describe the proposed project.
NOTE: Generic statements like, “I want to install a fence.” can not be accepted and will delay the approval process.
NEIGHBOR signature FORM
Please speak with and obtain signatures from all property owners having common lot lines with your property along with property owners who may reasonably view the improvement from their property. This signature is not for approval or denial of any application. It is simply acknowledgment of the changes you are proposing. Owners can obtain signautures while application is under review; however, official approval can not be granted until these have been received. You can print out a Neighbor Signature Form. One will also be sent with emailed receipt.
obtaining a plot map
Search your address using the Wake County iMap tool. You can use the birds eye view may that refreshes as long as the lot lines are included. You may need to click on “Deeds” in the bottom menu for a more detailed plot map.
The Review Committee has up to 30 days to render an official decision. To speed up this turnaround time, include as many details as possible.
To speed up the approval process, print out a Neighbor Signature Form now to include with your submission.
ARCHITECTURAL REQUEST FORM
NOTICE OF RIGHT TO VOLUNTARY MEDIATION – Pursuant to Section 7A-38.3F of the North Carolina General Statutes, all members are hereby informed that you have a right to initiate mediation pursuant to the terms of the statute to try to resolve a dispute with the Association. Both the homeowner and the Association must agree to mediate the dispute, and each side is responsible for splitting the cost of the mediation, including payment of a professional mediator. The mediation process is an opportunity to reach an agreement to resolve a dispute – neither side gives up their right to go to court to have a judge resolve the dispute if the parties are not able to reach an agreement through mediation. The specific process to initiate voluntary mediation is outlined in Section 7A-38.3F of the North Carolina General Statues.