DO NOT dispose of construction debris in our dumpsters! Renovation debris such as toilets, cabinets, sinks, drywall, wood MUST NOT be disposed in our trash & recycling dumpsters. This violates our HOA rules and is subject to a fine.
Instead homeowners may rent a temporary dumpster from Waste Management. Go here to learn more
+ The outside frame color for windows, patio sliders, and screen doors must be dark bronze (dark brown) from the manufacturer. DO NOT order white or other frame color (other than dark bronze) for windows, patio sliders, or screen doors, then paint the frames dark brown! Garage doors must be painted to match our HOA paint color for garage doors - see Approved Paint Colors under HOA Documents.
++ Concrete pavers must be of a specific paver design and color, and requires a signed indemnity agreement. Read our HOA Paver Policy and Rules document
+++ Sun shade or retractable awning MUST be mounted under the roof eave, NOT on the roof! If mounted on the roof, the homeowner will be required to remove it at their cost, plus pay for any damages to the roof.
++++ Skylights MUST be a curb-mounted model, and not a self-flashing model on our slope shingle roofs.
+++++ Solar panels requires additional information & forms, including insurance, drawings, a solar site survey (on shared stack building roofs), and a signed indemnity agreement, before installation. Read our HOA Solar Panel Rules document
An ARC application is NOT required for cosmetic interior changes such as painting or wallpapering; adding or replacing moldings or baseboards; installing or replacing carpeting; or replacing bedroom, closet, or bathroom doors. Installing interior tile or wood flooring also does not require an ARC application for townhomes and ground-level stack condos.
Earthquake straps required for hot water heaters: The State of California requires that all water heaters must be strapped for earthquakes by adding a strap in at least two locations; the upper one-third of the unit and the lower one-third. Both straps must the attached to studs in the wall. Visit www.earthquakecountry.org/step1/waterheater for more info.
NOTE: Please work with an experienced & licensed contractor, plumber, and/or electrician to ensure proper building permits and inspections are obtained. Don't "go cheap" and hire an inexperienced or unlicensed handyman, contractor, plumber, or electrician and skip obtaining permits & inspections -- which usually ends up costing you more in the end!
Need more reasons why you should get city permits?
Bypassing permits for your remodeling project may affect your home insurance, resale value, and your ability to refinance your mortgage. Read "What Happens if You Get Caught Remodeling without a Permit".
|Tip: The more details you provide with your application, the faster your application will be reviewed by the Architectural Committee. Missing details, manufacturer product specifications, drawings and/or measurements, or an incomplete application including missing neighboring homeowner signatures will prevent the committee from completing its review of your application and delay its approval.|
Please allow up to 30 days for your application to be processed and reviewed by our HOA's Architectual Committee. Once the committee reviews your application, you will review a notice either by email or letter on whether your application was approved or denied. If it was denied, further details will be included.
If after 30 days, you have not received status on your ARC application, you may email the HOA Architectural Committee at [email protected] to obtain a status.