Hermitage covenants state that you MUST get approval for certain modifications to your property BEFORE work begins. This approval is obtained from our Architectural Committee or from Elite Housing Management. Neglecting this could result in a fine.
Expedited Reviews: (must login first)
Use these forms to expedite approvals for these common projects. But if you are unable to answer any question using the available choices, you must submit a standard Architectural Review. You MUST resubmit if plan modifications change any of your submitted answers. And you still MUST wait for approval before beginning work.
Architectural Reviews are required for but not limited to:
- addition or alteration to the exterior of your home.
- additional structures such as a fence, shed, gazebo, or pool.
- modification to a structure that would change its function, or its appearance as viewed by neighboring properties.
- any project that could negatively affect drainage to another property.
Maintenance or restoration projects would NOT need approval UNLESS the work could result in commercial vehicles, storage/waste bins, or PODS being temporarily located within Hermitage. For example, roof replacement WOULD need approval. But repainting doors or trim with the same color or staining a fence with an approved stain would not.
Landscaping projects would need approval if the project:
- could result in commercial vehicles being temporarily parked within Hermitage.
- could negatively affect drainage to another property.
- addition of a raised structure such as a pergola.
- involves removal of a tree with trunk dia>6".
- could eventually obstruct traffic signs or sight lines.
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Neglecting to get prior approval could result in a fine of up to $250.00 based on severity of infraction.
from Hermitage Covenants, Article VI:
Section 10. No exterior construction, addition, erection, or alteration shall be made unless and until plans and specifications showing at least the nature, kind shape height, materials, and location shall have been submitted in writing to and approved by an Architectural Control Committee established by the Board. These documents shall contain a front elevation, a rear elevation and a plat plan to be kept on file by the Association.
Section 32. No outbuilding, pavilion, utility shed, or gazebo shall be erected, placed or altered on any lot unless it has the quality of workmanship and materials, and harmony of external design consistent with the existing structures, and location with respect to topography and finish grade elevation must be compatible with existing structures. All structures must be built on-site and have prior written consent by the Architectural Control Committee. As an exception to the above policy, any outbuilding, pavilion, gazebo, or utility shed that does not protrude above a resident’s fence or that cannot be seen by neighbors does not have to adhere to the restrictions for outbuildings in the covenants.
Section 34. The authority of the Architectural Control Committee shall include the approval of exterior design, exterior paint color, brick type and color, roof type and color of shingles. All windows must be approved. No aluminum windows allowed. Minimum roof pitch will be 8/12. The builder and subsequent Owner of a residence shall not change or deviate from those selections approved by the Architectural Control Committee unless such deviation or change is approved in writing by the Architectural Control Committee.