Architectural Rules

Architectural Improvements, Changes or Additions

The architectural guidelines have been set forth by the by-laws of our Homeowners Association.  Any addition, improvement or change to your property must be approved by the Architectural Modification Committee (AMC).  The approval process is expedient once the required forms have been submitted.  Approval must be received before any improvements, changes or additions have begun.  Failure to comply with this process may result in fines.

To install a fence, shed, pool, patio, basketball hoop, storm shelter, etc. see mandatory architectural rules, complete the form and receive approval before installation. The form can be printed from this link: Country Lakes AMC Form       SEE AMC REQUIREMENTS CHECKLIST BELOW.

We all have a vested interest in our community and want to preserve the highest value and integrity of our community.

 

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AMC REQUIREMENTS CHECKLIST

 The Checklist MUST Be Attached to all AMC Requests.  Check off included items.

 AMC approval is required prior to the commencement of work.

 SHEDS

___Completed AMC Request Form.

___Stamped survey of property with location of project, addition/improvement noted on survey.

___Describe and give details of material types and colors.

___Copy of City Permit, if required.

___Detailed construction drawings/plans with labeled elevation of natural grade and slab or foundation of shed.

___Distances from side/back property lines.

NOTE: All sheds must be built and framed of all wood materials with  concrete foundation   All shingles must match existing house. The color of the siding of the shed shall match the color of the trim of the house.  All sheds must be landscaped to screen from view if it can be viewed by adjacent streets, common areas and adjoining lots.

 BASKETBALL GOALS

___Completed AMC Request Form.

___Stamped survey of property with location of project, addition/improvement noted on survey.

___Describe and give details of material types and colors.

___In ground basketball goals only.

___Picture of basketball goal that is requested to be installed.

TRAMPOLINES OR OTHER PLAYGROUND EQUIPMENT

___Completed AMC Request Form.

___Stamped survey of property with location of project, addition/improvement noted on survey.

___Describe and give details of material types and colors.

___Picture of trampoline or other playground equipment that is requested to be installed.

      NOTE: All trampolines must be anchored in the ground for safety purposes.  Trampolines or other playground equipment must be landscaped to screen from view.

ADDITIONS INSTALLATION (FRONT DOORS, WINDOWS, GARAGE DOORS)

___Completed AMC Request Form.

___Stamped survey of property with location of project, addition/improvement noted on survey.

___Describe and give details of material types and colors.

___Picture of product

FENCES

___Completed AMC Request Form.

___Stamped survey of property with location of project, addition/improvement noted on survey.

___Describe and give details of material types and colors.

___Architectural design plans with type of fence, height and stain color.

___Construction access to be labeled on plan.

___Posts type and placement.

PERGOLA/ARBORS

___Completed AMC Request Form.

___Stamped survey of property with location of project, addition/improvement noted on survey.

___Describe and give details of material types and colors.

___Architectural design plans labeled with all elevation of natural grade, new decking, patios and structure of property.

___Construction access to be labeled on plan.

___Distances from side/back property lines.

STORM SHELTERS

___Completed AMC Request Form.

___Stamped survey of property with location of project, addition/improvement noted on survey.

___Describe and give details of material types and colors.

___Stamped survey with location of storm shelter on property.

POOL INSTALLATION 

___Completed AMC Request Form.

___Stamped survey of property with location of project, addition/improvement noted on survey.

___Describe and give details of material types and colors.

___Detailed architectural design plans labeled with all elevations of natural grade, pool, decking, patios, spas and water features.

___Construction access to be labeled on plan.

___Distances from side/back property lines to pool.  Distances from the house and patio foundation to pool.

___Equipment location must be on plan.

___Drainage arrows showing water flow on plan.

OUTDOOR FIREPLACE/KITCHEN/FIRE PITS.

___Completed AMC Request Form.

___Stamped survey of property with location of project, addition/improvement noted on survey.

___Describe and give details of material types and colors.

___Detailed architectural design plans with full dimensions and labeled accessories.

___Stamped survey with location of the project marked on the property survey.

___Distances from side/back property lines.

LANDSCAPING INSTALLATION

___Completed AMC Request Form.

___Stamped survey of property with location of project, addition/improvement noted on survey.

___Describe and give details of material types and colors.

___Detailed construction drawings/plans with the layout and location of all masonry edging and planter beds.

___Planter bed material types and colors.

___Detailed elevations and heights.

FLAT WORK (Stones, Pavers, Patios, Concrete)

___Completed AMC Request Form.

___Stamped survey of property with location of project, addition/improvement noted on survey.

___Describe and give details of material types and colors.

___Detailed construction drawings/plans with location of all work placed on property survey

RETAINING WALLS

___Completed AMC Request Form.

___Stamped survey of property with location of project, addition/improvement noted on survey.

___Describe and give details of material types and colors.

___Construction drawings/plans with detailed elevations labeled on the plan at grade level top and bottom of wall level.  Heights, lengths and widths.

___Elevations and heights.

___Drainage arrows showing water flow on plan.

SOLAR PANELS

___Completed AMC Request Form.

___Stamped survey of property with location of project, addition/improvement noted on survey.

___Describe and give details of material types and colors.

___Detailed construction drawings/plans.

___Stamped survey with location/placement of solar panels.

ATTACH THIS CHECKLIST TO THE AMC REQUEST AND SEND BY MAIL OR EMAIL WITH ALL OTHER DOCUMENTS TO:

FirstService Residential

c/o Association Manager for Owners’ Association at Country Lakes, Inc.

1240 Keller Parkway, Suite 200

Keller, TX 76248

If you have any questions about the AMC request process, contact property manager,

April Woods

Email:   april.woods@fsresidential.com

 For more information:   Toll free: 877-378-2388

Email: onsitemgr@fsresidential.com    Fax: 817-380-7011

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