Home Owner Associations are here to stay and do serve a purpose in keeping our neighborhoods attractive and property values high. However, they all have guidelines that must be followed before you make any major changes to your residence. Before you rush out to install the fence of your dreams, make sure you check with your Homeowners Association.
Typically, a HOA can take anywhere from one week to six weeks to approve your fence project. Generally speaking, you have to get the HOA’s approval whenever you do anything to the exterior of your residence. This can even include painting and landscaping.
Many HOA ordinances and rules prevent you from constructing chain link, split rail, or wire containment fences because they are not aesthetically appealing. If you install a fence without HOA approval, you can almost be sure you will have to tear it down or face serious fines.