Architectural Improvements
 
So you are ready to start a project in your community with an HOA? By following these guidelines and locating the necessary materials to prepare your plan, you can help yourself to make the process efficient and simple. As in most things, preparedness is the key!


Which improvements need architectural approval?

All improvements made on the exterior of the home (paint color change, fencing, walls, patios, pool, play equipment - including trampolines that are temporary), landscaping, additions, flagpoles, solar devices, flatwork, etc. (see community *documents* for specifics)

What is the ACC application fee?

The Architectural Committee Application Review Fee is $100.  Review Fees will be charged to resident accounts on the 17th of every month. If the fee is not paid by the 15th of the following month, residents may be subject to late fees and/or interest charges. Along with your review fee, your Compliance Deposit must be received. Any refundable deposits required for your project must be paid via check. The deposit must be made out to your HOA and mailed to PO Box 342585 Austin Texas 78734 ATTN: ARC. Please reach out to Architectural.Austin@fsresidential.com if you are unsure if a deposit is due. 

Click Here
to view the Fee Sheet which lists the Compliance Deposit amount depending on the improvement. *Please note that the compliance deposit is to ensure complete compliance with the plans approved by the Architectural Committee. All compliance deposits will be refunded upon Final Review by the Architectural Committee.


How do I know what is allowed in my community?

Read the rules and regulations pertaining to your community. These are available on your community website (without a login!). Please provide them to your contractor as well, as compliance with the rules is the responsibility of the HOA member. If you do not understand the documents after you have read them, contact your community manager for more information.

Where do I get the forms that I need to get started?

To view the available ACC forms, Click here. To inquire with the CC department with a specific question, Click here. You can also visit your community website, then find the Documents section, and select Architectural Guidelines and Application Information.

Where do I need to submit my application?

All applications are processed through the FirstService Residential - Austin office. Only complete applications submitted with payment will be processed, please check to ensure your application meets all submission requirements in order to save time in getting your project reviewed. You can mail your application, application fees and required information to:

Rough Hollow HOA
c/o FirstService Residential
Attn: Architectural Dept.
PO Box 342585
Austin, TX 78734


You can also submit your application by email. Click Here to email your application. (Please note: payment for the review fee and compliance deposit must be received in order to begin your review process.)

What do I need to submit?

  • Application Form
  • Survey with Drawn Improvements (You should have received a survey at closing. Contact your title company if you did not.)
  • Pictures of your project or your project goals
  • Samples of materials to be used (if applicable)
  • The review fee of $100 and the required compliance deposit
Incomplete applications will not be accepted. It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure that plan submittals are complete.

How long will it take to get a response to my plan?

The Architectural Reviewer has up to 30 days to review a plan that has been submitted and is complete at the time of submittal. Most plans can be reviewed in less time. Any requests for additional information needed by the Architectural Reviewer, as well as a final approval or denial letter, will be emailed to you as soon as the review has been completed.
 
 

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