Homes Association of
Ground Mounted HVAC
- Association policy shall be consistent with the
Federal law and Washington County Development Code and Development
standards but may be more restrictive.
- Locations shall be approved that limit visual impacts
of the equipment or oil tank from the streets (primary goal) and from
adjacent homes (secondary goal).
- Locations shall be approved that maintain required
yards (setbacks), easements and Association easements (5 feet at all side
and rear property lines) open for landscaping, free from obstructions.
- Locations shall be approved that limit noise impacts
or noise producing equipment on neighboring properties by locating such
equipment away from neighbor’s bedrooms and outdoor living space(s).
- Setbacks: Ground mounted heating, ventilation, air
conditioning or heating oil tanks shall not be located within a required
yard nor Association easement.
- Front yards and street side yards: Located behind the setback line as
established by Exhibit C of the Restrictions, or behind the front or street
side corners of the house or garage/carport, whichever is more restrictive.
yard: Not less than 5 feet from the side property line.
yard: 15 feet from the rear property line.
- Placement behind
fencing or screening: Ground
mounted heating, ventilation, air conditioning or heating oil tank shall
only be located in portions of the yard that can be fenced under current
Board policy and the Restrictions.
- Screening Required: If the yard is fenced, any ground
mounted heating, ventilation, air conditioning and heating oil tank shall
be located behind a sight obscuring fence.
If the yard is not fenced, a sight obscuring fence or screen, not
less than the height of the ground mounted heating, ventilation, air
conditioning or heating oil tank, shall be installed to screen the
equipment from street view.
- Side Yards: Where the side yard is not wide enough to
locate the equipment or tank while maintaining at least a 5 foot setback
to the property line, the equipment or tank shall be located behind the
home. Not all properties may have a
location that meets the requirements of this policy.
- Association Permit Required: A building permit issued by the
Association is required prior to the installation of any ground mounted
heating, ventilation, air conditioning equipment or heating oil tank. The permit shall be submitted indicating
the location of the house and property lines (with written setback
dimensions), and fencing, patios, walkways, etc. and indicating the width,
length and height of the proposed equipment or tank.
- Jurisdictional Permit Required: For equipment or tanks requiring a
jurisdictional permit, the applicant shall provide the Association with a
copy of the approved permit(s) for their file prior to commencement of
Adopted by Board of Directors
Homes Association of Cedar Hills,
Nabil Kanso, President
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