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Architectural Review Committee


Guidelines – Refer to the Guidelines for details on how to make modifications.

Submitting an Application

An approved Architectural Application is required before any exterior modification is made to your home. Please complete and submit all architectural applications to property management no later than the Friday before the next scheduled ARC meeting. Please refer to the Guidelines for more information.

Architectural Modification Completion Notification (AMCN) – This form must be mailed back to the Architectural Review Board (ARB) within 10 days of completion of the approved changes.

If you have questions about the approval process, please contact us.

Please refer to this handy Architectural Compliance Check List.

About the ARC

The ARC consists of three or more volunteer residents who meet monthly to review architectural applications submitted by residents. The committee carefully reviews each application to ensure that the requested changes adhere to the Guidelines. The committee also regularly reviews the HOA Guidelines to ensure the requirements are updated or revised when necessary.

Members: (The Board is currently doing the review of applications)

Volunteering: Please Contact us if you are interested in holding a position on the ARC.

Annual Inspections

Annual Inspections usually begin in March and last until November/December depending on the weather. Reminder letters will be sent to properties which require maintenance and/or appear to have unapproved or unacceptable exterior changes.

Please promptly comply with any issues that are brought to your attention. See Inspection List below for the types of things that we look for. Secure your contractors early as they start to book up in March as other communities are also conducting their annual inspections.

If you receive a letter about a change, please fill out an application and return it with a copy of your property plat, a description of the change and a picture, diagram or drawing. The more information you provide the better!

If you receive a letter and feel it has been sent to you in error, please advise property management (preferably in writing) and we will investigate and respond to you. We ask all residents to keep in mind that these inspections are conducted as a means to ensure property values for all Carisbrooke homeowners. Thank you in advance for your cooperation.

Inspection List

Paint – Peeling or damaged paint must be corrected with original colors. Mold, mildew, rust, and algae growth on paint must be removed.

Siding – Cracked, broken or missing siding must be repaired to original color and style.

Trim – Includes decorative moldings, columns, rails, door and window frames. These must be checked for wood rot, deterioration and weather damage. Repair and replacement must meet original design and colors.

Gutters & Downspouts – Paint, repair or replace as needed.

Fences – Broken, missing or leaning fences must be straightened and/or repaired to original style. Regular power washing and sealant is necessary to extend the life of wooden fences.

Decks – Decks must be in good repair and meet county code for design and safety. Decks with peeling paint or worn stain must be cleaned and re-painted or re-sealed.

Stair Rails – All stair rails should be checked for stability and movement. Remove rust, secure bolts and paint with rust resistant exterior matching paint (see above) which is suitable for metal.

Stairs – Stone or concrete stairs should be free of cracks, chips or missing pieces.

Exterior Doors – All exterior doors and door hardware, including locks, doorbells and kick-plates, should be in working condition. Door colors should match original colors (see below) as provided by the developer. All homeowners must check their colors with the HOA before re-painting or re-staining their doors.

Garage Doors – Garage doors must be kept closed when not in use. Garage doors and mechanisms must be kept in good working condition. Repair, replacement and repaint must match original design and color.

Windows & Screens – Windows must not show signs of leakage. Cracks and other visible damage must be repaired. All screens must be free from tears or other defects.

Lights – All exterior light fixtures must be in good working condition. Front yard lamp posts are the responsibility of the homeowner. Automatic light sensors and lights must be functional to allow proper night time auto-lighting for safety and security reasons. Homeowners are not allowed to remove or shut off automatic light sensors on lamp posts.

Landscaping – Excessive weeds and debris must be removed regularly. Any growth that intrudes into public access space or neighboring property must be trimmed back to within homeowner’s own property lines. Check fence lines for any growth that intrudes through fencing. Homeowners who have growth coming onto their property are allowed to trim back the growth up to the border of their property lines. This growth includes tree limbs, roots, shrubs, vines, etc. Grass should be kept between 2.5” and 4” high. All landscaping shall be kept from overgrowth.

Trash – Each lot owner is responsible for keeping all trash secured in containers designed for trash use. Containers issued by the HOA trash vendor must be kept in good condition. Each homeowner is responsible for contacting the trash removal contractor to order repairs or replacement of the trash and/or recycle containers. Homeowners are responsible for picking up loose or wind-blown trash which originated from their property.

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