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Fence Guidelines
 
Fence guidelines are addressed in the Covenants, Conditions & Restrictions (CCRs) that are a legal set of requirements to protect, preserve, and enhance the property value of the neighborhood. 
Please see Lifetimehoamanagement.com for a copy of CCRs.  The Architectural Control Committee (ACC) Improvement Application can be located at:  Home:View and add ACCPlan:Add New.
 
*Basic information:
- ALL fence replacements, installations, changes, or improvements must have prior ACC approval.  This includes refuse enclosures.
- Vinyl/polyresin, lattice, white pickets, and horizontal wood are not approved.
- ALL wooden fences and gates that can be seen from a street, such as corner lot sides and “wing walls” from side of house to side lot line, must be made of cedar, and no framing can be visible. Other sections of the fence may be cedar or spruce (not pine.)  
-All fences shall be no more than 6 feet tall with vertical planks no greater than 6 inches wide without gaps between, tops level or notched “dog-ear” style.
- Any stain color must be approved in advance.  Harsh colors and white will not be approved.
 
*Additional details: 
Fences shall be constructed of one of the following:
1.    Cedar (or spruce if not facing a street) wood slats.
2.    All masonry which matches the house.
3.    A combination of simple wrought iron bars and matching masonry.
4.    A combination of masonry and cedar (or spruce if not facing a street) not to exceed six inches in width.
Fences may not be built forward of the front wall line of the main structure.
 
Homeowners must meet ACC fence guidelines or they may receive a violation notice from the HOA for the fence to be replaced at their own expense.
When should a homeowner replace a fence?  
-    When the color is no longer uniform.
-    When the fence is blackened with mold or mildew that cannot be removed.
-    If the fence has holes, cracks, is rotten, broken, or damaged.
-    When the fence is leaning or warped.
To keep you apprised, a City of San Antonio Ordinance requires homeowners to apply for a Residential Fence Permit for all fence repairs greater than 26% of the length of the existing fence.  Cost is $26.50.  See