From Metro Property Standards Code and Metro Zoning Code (insert in your property tax bill 2017/18)
High grass and weeds – grass and weeds can’t be over 12 inches high (BH CCRs restrict to maximum 8 inches high).
Inoperable or unlicensed vehicles – all vehicles have to run and have current tags.
Vehicles parked on the grass – all motor vehicles must be parked on a hard surface (asphalt, concrete, or gravel) [BH HOA limits parking to: in your driveway area or in your garage]
Unpermitted vehicle repair – major vehicle repair or repair for hire is not allowed on residential property.
Premises Identification – all properties must have the numerical address displayed on the building or on the mailbox.
Yard areas – open storage of junk, trash, debris, furniture items, old construction materials, automobile parts, tires, etc. is prohibited.
Dilapidated structure – all structures must be maintained to meet minimum Property Maintenance code requirements.
Fences – all fences must be made from materials designed for that purpose, be maintained in good condition and must meet the required height and setback requirements. [BH HOA has specific material allowed, location, minimum setback, and maximum height requirements].
Unpermitted business activity on residential property – unless the activity meets the requirements for a home occupation permit, business use of residential property is not allowed.
All Short Term Rental Properties (STRP) must have a valid permit before they can be advertised and rented.
“… It is the responsibility of the homeowner to maintain the seeding, mowing and watering of all lawns and shrubbery, the cutting and pruning of all trees and shrubbery and keep his or her lot and the structure thereon in good order and repair, including but not limited the above lawn maintenance, being free of rubbish, and painting of the structure all in a manner and with such frequency as is consisting with good property management. If this is not done, the Homeowners’ Association has the right to perform these services and place a lien on the property to insure payment.”
No building, fence, wall, or other structure shall be commenced, erected, or maintained upon the Properties, nor shall any exterior addition to or change or alteration therein by made until the plans and specifications showing the nature, kind, shape, height, materials, and location of the same shall have been submitted to and approved in writing as to harmony of external design and location in relation to surrounding structures and topography by the Board of Directors of the Association, or by an architectural committee composed of three (3) or more representatives appointed by the Board. In the event said Board, or its designated committee, fails to approve or disapprove such design and location within thirty (30) days after said plans and specifications have been submitted to it, approval will not be required and this article will be deemed to have been fully complied with.”
CCRs, Article V – Architectural Control; filed 03-21-1990
“No animals shall be raised, bred, or kept on any lot, except that dogs, cats and other household pets may be kept inside. At no time shall pets be allowed to roam freely into someone else’s yard or be allowed to disturb neighbors by barking or other load noises.”
For all exterior projects planned for your property, an Architectural Review is required IN ADVANCE of the project start. Please complete the one-page application, obtain all required neighbor signatures, attach all relevant information (site plan, elevation plans, photographs, drawings) and submit IN ADVANCE to obtain HOA approval (or disapproval).