PROCEDURES TO MAKE CHANGES TO YOUR HOME OR YARD
Homeowners need to present any projects that involve exterior structural changes to the home to the HOA Board BEFORE they are submitted to the City of Encinitas. The HOA Board can help you save time and money by ensuring your project is within the scope of the CC&R’s. The City of Encinitas has recently changed some of its zoning requirements; however, our HOA rules prohibit any second dwelling, although sheds or other small structures may be allowed. Plans approved by the HOA may not meet city guidelines, and conversely plans approved by the city may not meet HOA rules. We suggest the following procedures for all Village Park #4 Residents:
1) Submit Architectural renderings to the HOA Board in person at a monthly meeting. These renderings do not need to be professionally done, but they should be as complete as possible.
2) Present Architectural renderings to your neighbors and have them sign the Architectural Committee Review Form.
3) Submit the Architectural Committee Review Form with neighbor signatures back to the Board. This can be done by email or in person.
4) Go to the City of Encinitas to get approvals if needed. Approval will be needed for any additions to your existing home.
Minor changes to your home such as landscaping, fences, house painting, and solar panels can be submitted by email and do not require the homeowner to appear in person. Please note that the HOA Board has up to 65 days to decide on the plans, although turnaround time is usually much quicker.
Changes such as re-roofing, repainting/ stucco, landscaping changes, erection of any structures, fences/walls, and exterior home remodeling must all be reviewed and be approved by the Board of Directors BEFORE the changes or construction has begun. This is true for changes in the front or back yard. Any change should follow the guidelines in the CC&R’s for architectural changes including filling out the required form that should be signed by all adjacent neighbors. DO NOT make changes without prior approval from the Board. If you fail to do this, you may have to Demolish or Modify the unapproved structure at your expense to bring it into compliance with the CC&R’s