Homes Association of
policy shall be consistent with Washington County Code and Development
standards (zoning) but may be more restrictive.
provide setbacks from property lines which provide for maintenance of the
detached garage and to limit the visual impact of the structure from
- Right of Denial:
Detached garages can be denied a building permit because of size or
appearance (Article V (a) (2)).
- Limitation on size: To assure that yards and required setbacks are not
filled with detached garages, the Association will limit the total area of
a detached garage to 440 square feet (22' x 22') Further, on properties
with a detached garage, the total area of the detached garage plus all
other accessory structures is not to exceed 600 square feet nor shall they
collectively occupy more than 25 percent (25%) of the required yard or
on Placement: Accessory structures must be at least six
(6) feet from one another.
Detached garages shall not be located within a required front yard
setback. a street side yard setback nor within the Association's side or
rear yard easement (Article VII (b)).
- Front Yards and Street Side Yards:
Detached garages are to be located behind the setback line as established
in Exhibit C of the Restrictions (Article VI (a)), or behind the front or street side corners of the house.
whichever is more restrictive. The Board of Directors may not waive the
front or street side yard setback. (Article I (c))
- Side Yard: Not less than 5 feet from the side property line (Article
- Rear Yard: Not less than 15 feet from the rear property line.
- Board Approval Required: Any
permit request for a detached garage must be reviewed and approved by the
Board of Directors at a regularly scheduled meeting.
- Appearance: Detached garages are to be field built and
are to be an extension of the home. The detached garage is to be designed
and built to match the house, including roof design. roof pitch, roofing
material and color, gutters fascia board, soffit detailing, siding,
windows and paint scheme. Detached garages are to be built on a permanent
foundation or concrete slab.
- Disallowed Uses: A detached garage shall not be
finished or used for living purposes or converted to living space (Article
IV (a)(1)). Any other use disallowed by the Restrictions shall apply equally
to accessory structures.
building Permit Required:
A building permit issued by the Association is required prior to the
erection of any detached garage on a home site. The permit shall be
submitted with a site plane, drawn to scale, indicating the location of
the house and garage, all property lines (with written setback
dimensions), any fencing, hedges. etc., other existing accessory
structures (with size indicated) and indication of the location a size of
the proposed detached garage. In addition, a drawing of all four sides of
the proposed garage and a floor plan, drawn to scale, shall be provided
indicating the width, length and height of the proposed garage. Such graphic
representation shall include a specification of doors and windows, garage
overhead door, roofing, siding, and other proposed materials, including
the color scheme.
For detached garages requiring a jurisdictional permit, the applicant
shall provide the Association with a copy of the approved permits(s) for
their file prior to commencement of work, if approved by the Association. Generally,
any garages over ten (10) feet in height or over 200 square feet in area
or has electrical service requires a building permit from the County in
addition to the permit obtained from the Association.
Adopted by Board of Directors Mark
Homes Association of Cedar Hills,
Date: _________July 8, 2014_____
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