It is important as a new homeowner to understand that the CC&R's of your community regulate the changes you can make to your home/landscaping and the process you must follow. It is extremely important before you commence an improvement project that you check with your Association for the required applications and approval process. This will prevent conflict and unnecessary costs in resolving issues. In addition, it is important to note that the governing documents will normally allow the Architectural Committee a period of 45-90 days to review your application for approval. Therefore, start the approval process early so you can proceed to commence your improvement according to your contractor's schedule.
The following are some key points pertaining to the Architectural Review Process: