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Architectural Improvement Form

Landscaping and Architectural Improvement Application Form

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(form in PDF format - Free Adobe Acrobat Reader Required.)

If you are planning to build a deck, install a fence, change your mailbox, or make any exterior change to your house or yard, including landscaping changes, don't forget you need to acquire prior approval of your plans. See Article VI of the Declarations below. You must submit a drawing of your plans along with your Improvement Application Form.

There are 2 ways you can submit your Application and drawing:

  1. Mail the completed form & drawing to: OH/DVHA, Inc. P.O. Box 455, Antioch, TN 37011-0455
  2. Email a scanned copy of the completed form & drawing to: management@oakhighlands.com

Architectural Improvement Forms are reviewed at the monthly HOA meeting held the 2nd Tuesday of each month. Please allow up to 30 days for approval.

When the Board evaluates plans, we take into consideration, how it affects the neighborhood as a whole and in accordance with the following article:

ARTICLE VI Architectural Control

Section One. Approval of Plans and Specifications. No building, fence, wall, or other structure (including a detached garage) shall be commenced, erected, or maintained upon the Properties, nor shall any exterior addition to or change or alteration therein be made until the plans and specifications showing the nature, kind, shape, height, materials, and location of the same shall have been submitted to and approved in writing as to the harmony of external design and location in relation to surrounding structures and topography by the Board of Directors of the Oak Highlands Homeowners Association, Inc., or by an architectural committee composed of three (3) or more representatives appointed by the Board. In the event said Board, or Board's designated committee, as the case may be fails to approve or disapprove such design and location within thirty (30) days after said plans and specifications have been submitted to it, approval will not be required and this Article will be deemed to have been fully complied with. No fence or wall of any nature may be extended toward the front or street side property line beyond the front of the residences. Developer may not vary the established building lines without prior approval, in writing, from the Board of Directors of the Oak Highlands Homeowners Association.

Any proposed variances must comply with applicable zoning regulations.

Section Four. Landscaping, Driveways. After the construction of a residence, the lot owner shall immediately grade, seed, and straw that portion of the lot between the front and street side walls of the residence and the pavement of any abutting streets and install foundation landscaping in keeping with the character of the surrounding lots. All driveways shall be either broom finished concrete, or exposed aggregate concrete, or interlocking brick. No asphalt paving or gravel driveways are permitted.

Section Five
. Mail and Paper Boxes; Hedges. No mailbox, paper holder, or hedge shall be placed or planted on any lot unless its design and placement or planting are approved in writing by the Board of Directors of the Oak Highlands Homeowners Association, its appointed Architectural Committee, or by any person or association to whom the Board may assign the right.

Section Six. Drainage. Drainage of each lot shall conform to the general drainage plans for the development.

Section Seven. Garages. Each dwelling unit shall have a minimum of a two car attached or detached garage. There shall be no carports unless specifically approved by the Board of Directors of the Oak Highlands Homeowners Association.


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