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Design Standards

Why Have Design Standards?
The purpose of design standards is to preserve the quality of life, the appearance, and high property values in our community. With this in mind, the Architectural Control Committee has initiated the third major revision of the design standards since the founding of Chimney Springs. This revision reflects a continued change in emphasis from regulating new construction to managing the maintenance and updating of homes to enhance all our needs as a maturing community.

We have approached these changes in a positive light, hoping to set the tone for continuing confidence and pride in Chimney Springs. Please note these standards must be used in conjunction with the Chimney Springs Subdivision Declaration of Covenants, Restrictions and Easements as amended.
Everything Under Design Standards Requires A PAF Approval
Effective January 17, 2018
1. AUTHORITY – The Architectural Control Committee (ACC) is given its authority by
the Chimney Springs Declaration of Covenants, Restrictions and Easements, as
amended (“Declaration”). The Design Standards are formulated by the ACC, and are in
addition to the requirements and provisions of the Declaration.
2. PURPOSE – The purpose of the ACC is to assure that any improvement, installation,
construction or alteration of any Structure on any Lot; the maintenance of Structures
and Lots; the landscaping/hardscaping of any Lot; and all other provisions of the
Declaration and the Design Standards shall be in accordance with the Declaration, shall
be in conformity and harmony with the standards of the neighborhood, and with the
Standards established by the ACC. Interior alterations are not subject to ACC approval.
3. SUBMISSION OF PLANS AND SPECIFICATIONS – During the design stage of a
proposed improvement, the PAF (Plan Approval Form) must be submitted by the
Property Owner(s) to the Homeowners’ Association Office during normal office hours.
Forms are available in the Association Office or online at the Chimney Springs website.
In addition to the PAF, additional documentation should be provided to include,
without being limited to: site location drawings, photographs or drawings of planned
Structures, material or color samples, landscape planting plans, construction time table
or any other data to convey the necessary information. Incomplete information or
documentation will result in rejection of the application. Completed forms and
documents will be kept on file in the Homeowners’ Office as a permanent record.
The Declaration provides the ACC thirty (30) days for review. The review shall be in
writing on the official form and shall contain any recommendations, changes or
conditions. A copy of the form will be returned to the Property Owner indicating the
decision of the ACC. ACC approval does not relieve the Property Owner of
responsibility for compliance with applicable codes, zoning and other governmental
requirements. (See Declaration.)
5. AMENDMENT – The Design Standards may be amended from time to time by a
majority vote of the members of the ACC.
1. DEFINITIONS – The terms as defined in Article I of the Declaration shall apply to the
Design Standards. The ACC will categorize and define all other improvements and
related terms. The decision of the ACC in these matters is final.
2. VIOLATIONS of Design Standards 3 through 25 will be resolved on an individual
basis and decisions of the ACC are final.
3. CONSTRUCTION CONTROLS are the responsibility of the Property Owner. This
includes, but is not limited to, consideration of other homeowners during normal work
hours, delivery of work materials and removal of excess materials during and upon
completion of construction, erosion (silt and mud) control, construction signs,
containment and removal of trash and debris in a timely manner, and the general
appearance of the site.
containers for collection of trash and debris, must be approved by the ACC prior to
placement on any Lot, and may be located thereon for a period as approved by the
ACC. In any event, no construction debris shall be allowed to accumulate on any Lot.
Personal Storage Containers will be permitted with prior approval for a period of no
longer than two (2) weeks. These containers must be placed in the driveway unless
otherwise permitted by the ACC.
5. FENCES/WALLS - No fence or wall of any kind shall be erected on any Lot without
the prior written approval of the ACC. Fences/walls of wood, stone or brick are
preferred and eligible for approval. Chain link and vinyl fences are expressly
prohibited. A split rail fence with welded wire “invisible” mesh attached to the inside
may be acceptable at the rear or side of a Lot. Fences or walls shall:
a. Be located in the rear and adjoining of a Lot, never in the front of a Lot;
b. Compliment the design, texture and color of all Structures on the same Lot;
c. Be a maximum of six (6) feet above grade in height;
d. If constructed of split rail with wire fencing may be a minimum of one foot inside
the property line. All other fences shall be placed or constructed as approved by the
e. Not completely block vision, and therefore, shall not be placed or constructed
within fifteen (15) feet of any property line unless approved by the ACC;
f. Include planting screens and landscaping as an integral component, if required by
the ACC; and
g. Not attract attention as distinct architectural elements.
6. LAWN ORNAMENTS AND OUTDOOR FURNITURE such as, but not limited to,
flamingos, birdbaths, concrete statues, benches, tables and chairs, decorative animals,
trellises, and other decorative objects must be approved by the ACC.
a. All benches, fire pits, social gathering areas visible from the street must be
approved by the ACC and maintained by the homeowner.
7. LIGHTING – Industrial-looking and intrusive glaring exterior lights are prohibited. All
decorative outdoor lighting must be approved by the ACC. Only decorative lights
mounted on black poles will be considered. Said lights should not be placed further
forward than fifteen (15) feet from the front of the house. Holiday/seasonal decorative
lighting and or holiday/seasonal decorations located on property shall be removed no
later than 14 days after said holiday.
8. MAILBOXES – A standard mailbox and post design has been adopted for the entire
community. Other types of mailbox assemblies are NOT permitted. Each Homeowner
must maintain, in good condition, the box and stand. ACC involvement is not required
to replace the standard mailbox assemblies. Mailbox posts are NOT to be painted or
stained. The mailbox itself must be plain black, and size T-2 (10-7/8”h x 8-1/2”w x 20-
1/4”d). Only one mailbox/post per Lot is allowed. The current United States Postal
Service guideline for installation is that the bottom of the mailbox must be 42-48 inches
from the ground.
9. PAINTING AND STAINING (Every Color Needs ACC Approval)
a. Prior approval is required for any painting or staining of exterior surfaces, even if
the intent is to duplicate the existing colors.
b. Color chips for all proposed colors must accompany all paint approval forms. All
paint should be a matte or semi-gloss finish.
c. A maximum of three (3) colors may be used on any one house, one for siding, one
for window trim and one for shutters/front door.
d. The color of the roof and any other materials, such as brick or stone, must be
considered when selecting house colors.
e. On contemporary houses, the trim around windows and doors may be a slightly
lighter or darker shade of the body color. The trim around the garage door should
match the garage door. A contrasting color may be used on the front door. (Colors
must be approved via PAF)
f. When garage doors are front facing on a house with all brick or all stone façade,
garage doors and garage door trim should match the window trim. All other garage
doors and garage door trim should be painted to match the color of the siding.
g. On Brick homes trim around the front door should match the window trim.
h. Cornice and fascia may be either the siding color or the trim color.
i. Gutters and downspouts should closely match the color of the background material.
In the case of brick or stone background, downspouts may match either the gutter
color or the brick/stone color.
j. All corner boards, horizontal bands and foundations should match the siding color
of the house.
k. If a basketball backboard is attached to the house, it must be painted the same color
as the material behind it.
10. PARKING – Commercial vehicles, school buses, RV’s, campers, trailers, boats and
other watercraft are expressly prohibited from being parked on a Lot visible from the
street or common area. Private automobiles shall be parked on the Homeowner’s paved
area of property. Exposed storage and parking of vehicles on non-paved areas is
expressly prohibited. In addition, and in accordance with Cobb County zoning laws, no
vehicle or trailer of any kind dismantled, inoperative or without a current vehicle tag
may be stored on any street or residential property, unless stored in a garage.
Parking on Chimney Springs’ common property, except in designated parking lots, is
prohibited. Vehicles in violation are subject to being towed.
11. SIGNS - The following language is intended to enhance and clarify Section 6.08(a)(iii)
of the Covenants:
a. Directional Signs for a real estate open house or garage/yard sale may be placed at
street intersections, and shall be on free- standing metal or wood stakes, and are not
allowed to be attached to any portion of street signs or stop signs. Person(s) placing
any signs shall be responsible for any damage caused. Signs may be installed 24
hours before the day of an event and must be removed within one hour after
completion of said event.
b. Charitable, School & Personal Events Signs are permitted on a private yard for up
to 10 days prior to the event and must be removed within 24 hours after the event.
Only one sign is allowed per property with no rude or offensive language. The sign
cannot be larger than 20 X 30 inches. These types of signs cannot be displayed on
Chimney Springs’ common property unless a Plan Approval Form is submitted and
approved through the HOA office.
c. Home Business Signs are prohibited on private property and on Chimney Springs’
common property at any time.
d. Contractor Signs are only permitted on private property while work is in progress
and must be removed upon completion of work. Contractor signs are not permitted
on Chimney Springs’ common property at any time.
e. Election Signs for Candidate or proposition signs are permitted as follows: Each
property is allowed one sign per candidate, and a total of up to three different
candidates, or proposition item signs. All signs must be removed within 24 hours
after elections are concluded.
f. Signs not in compliance with this Standard shall be removed.
12. PLANTING SCREENS are required to hide objects visible from the street such as, but
not limited to, transformers, trash containers, woodpiles, and other objects as required
by the ACC. Planting screens shall:
a. Be composed of species approved by the ACC;
b. Be installed at a minimum height of two (2) feet, with an expected three year height
not to exceed five (5) to six (6) feet; and
c. Be spaced at a density that will create an effective year-round visual screen.
13. ROOFING – All roof replacements must be approved by the ACC. Only brown, black,
brown/black and gray/black roof materials are acceptable. A sample of the proposed
roof material must be included with the PAF. All roof stacks and flashing must be
painted to blend with roof colors.
14. SATELLITE DISHES exceeding 39 inches shall not be installed on any Lot.
15. SIDING AND SHUTTERS – All siding and shutter replacement material must be
submitted for approval by the ACC. Vinyl siding will not be allowed.
16. REPLACEMENT WINDOWS AND DOORS – Silver-finished aluminum doors
(including sliding doors) and windows shall not be approved. A factory painted or
anodized finish aluminum or vinyl may be used, the color of which shall be specified in
the plans and specifications submitted to the ACC for approval, and shall be subject to
the color guidelines.
17. SOLAR COLLECTORS – Solar collectors may be allowed provided they resemble
skylights in appearance and are not visible from the street or common area. ACC
approval is required.
18. WOOD for fireplaces shall be neatly stacked and not visible from the street.
19. DRIVEWAYS AND PULL-OFF AREAS – Driveways shall be constructed with
concrete. Colored and/or patterned concrete is prohibited. Any repairs to driveways
and/or additions of parking areas shall be constructed of the same material and shall be
of the same level as the existing driveway.
a. Freestanding structures must be approved by the ACC. Said structures shall not
exceed the height of a one-story building, shall not be larger than 8’ x 10’, or a total
of 80 square feet. All freestanding buildings shall be located on the rear of the Lot,
and shall not be visible from the street. If necessary, in the opinion of the ACC,
said structures may require a landscape plan for screening purposes, and shall be
painted to match the siding of the house on said Lot. Metal buildings are
b. Prefabricated or factory built structures shall not be permitted within the Chimney
Springs subdivision, and such manufactured units shall not be employed as
elements in the construction of residential Structures affixed to real property within
the subdivision except by express written consent of the ACC.
21. LANDSCAPING - A written landscape plan must be submitted to the ACC prior to any
major changes in the current landscape layout. This plan should include a drawing to
show location, variety and size of all plant materials, as well as location and description
of all “hardscape” items such as walls, rocks, fountains, statuary and so forth. Plans for
landscape lighting must be submitted for approval. The plan must be completed within
the time frame agreed to by the ACC, but no later than six (6) months after the approval
date. Any landscaping improvements shall not alter drainage of water onto neighboring
properties or common property. All corrugated drainage piping MUST be buried and
not visible from the street.
22. TREES – In keeping with the unique wooded nature of the community, and to maintain
the visual harmony and preservation of trees in accordance with Covenant 6.06, the
ACC requires that any tree removal request be accompanied by a landscape plan
showing replacement material(s). When the ACC has approved trees to be removed,
stumps in front yards or visible from the street or common property, must be ground
down to the level of the surrounding soil. When trees are removed, the ACC may
require replacement of such trees with the same or alternate species.
23. LAWN AND LANDSCAPE MAINTENANCE – The Homeowner shall perform lawn
and landscape maintenance in a timely manner. This should include cutting of grass
(more frequently during growing seasons) as well as edging along the driveway, curb
and sidewalk (if applicable), weeding, seedling removal, and prompt removal of dead
landscape material. Natural areas need to be weeded, must have fallen limbs removed
and ground cover maintained. Fallen leaves in front yards shall be removed
periodically. Grass shall be reseeded and shrubbery trimmed if needed in the opinion
of the ACC. Vegetable gardens should be located at the rear of the Lot, and if
necessary, screened so as not to be visible from the street. All corrugated drainage
piping MUST be buried and not visible from the street.
24. SWIMMING POOLS AND SPAS – Plans for swimming pools or spa installation must
be submitted to the ACC for approval. Said plans should include, but not be limited to,
location, materials, lighting, fencing, and landscaping. No above ground swimming
pools are permitted.
25. UNSIGHTLY OR UNSAFE CONDITIONS – Defined as situations not covered
specifically by other sections that harm the beauty, safety, consistency and visual
harmony of Chimney Springs. The ACC will be the sole judge of whether or not a
situation falls into this category. Each case will be resolved as required by the ACC on
an individual basis. Examples include, but are not limited to; dog runs on lines or ropes
visible from the street or common area, and maintenance of shrubs at intersections.
a. PURPOSE – The purpose of this Major Renovations and New Construction Design
Standards is to ensure that any improvement, installation, construction, or alteration
of any Structure on any Lot; the maintenance of Lots; the landscaping/hardscaping
of any Lot; and all other provisions of the Declaration and the Design Standards
shall be in conformity and harmony with the standards established by the ACC.
b. RIGHT OF ENFORCEMENT – The Association has the legal authority, as
established in Articles V and VIII of the Declaration, to enforce the design
standards, including the right of abatement.
c. DEFINITIONS – The terms as defined in Article I of the Declaration shall apply to
these Design Standards. The ACC will categorize and define all other
improvements and related terms. The decision of the ACC in these matters is final.
d. CODES AND REGULATIONS – All Cobb County, State, and Federal codes, laws
and regulations shall prevail except as otherwise specified as more restrictive in this
e. PROPERTY OWNERS – The ACC will review submissions for New Construction
(including but not limited to plans and specifications) from Property Owners only.
All plans and drawings for all new and revised construction require the approval of
the ACC prior to the demolition of an existing home, or any part thereof, and the
initiation of new construction.
f. OWNER STATUS – Prior to acceptance of any plans and designs for review and
approval, by the ACC, the Owner must be in good financial standing with the
Association. All assessments (current and past due) must be paid in full prior to
ACC action on any lot, and the owner must not be in violation of ACC Covenants
and Design Standards.
g. LIABILITY – Each Owner, in order to protect the Common Property of the
Association must inform all contractors, subcontractors, suppliers, etc. that they
shall be held financially responsible for any damage(s) that may be caused to the
Common Property of the Association or Cobb County property as a result of
intentional, negligent, or irresponsible actions while performing work on the
Owner’s property. Owner needs to be aware that in order to protect themselves
from liability Builders/Subcontractors should maintain appropriate levels of
insurance related to General Liability, Personal Injury, Automobile, workman’s
comp insurance and any other deemed necessary or standard for builders in this
area. The owner can be held responsible for all actions of their builder,
subcontractors, and vendors used during the construction of their project. Any
damages occurring must be repaired and/or restored promptly at the expense of the
person causing the damages or the owner, to the owner of the damaged property’s
1) Site Location and Setbacks.
i. All individual lots must remain individual lots as such and cannot be
ii. The new foundation footprint shall not be extended forward more than
four (4) feet to the street, shall not be extended more than 20’ to the rear
of the property, and shall not be extended more than 10’ to the side
property lines from the old foundation footprint. Consideration must be
exercised for adjacent home footprints.
iii. The setbacks of the construction shall be a minimum of 15’ at the side
and 45’ at the front and rear.
iv. Existing foundation footprint must be marked during entire construction
2) Square Foot Limits for lots zoned R-20.
i. Total square footage of multi-level and two story homes shall not exceed
5,000 square feet excluding the basement.
ii. A ranch home shall not exceed 3,200 square feet excluding the
3) Square Foot Limits for lots zoned R-15.
i. Total square footage of multi-level and two story homes shall not exceed
3,500 square feet excluding the basement.
ii. A ranch home shall not exceed 2,400 square feet excluding the
4) Height Restrictions.
i. The highest point of the home should not exceed 35 feet above natural
grade at the front door.
ii. The highest point of any new structure or newly constructed portion of
existing structure shall be in harmony with the highest point of
surrounding homes.
1) Roof.
i. Black/brown, gray/black, brown or black colored asphalt shingles will
be considered on a case by case basis. All roof stacks and flashing
should be painted to blend with roof colors.
ii. Skylights and roof vents must be on rear of roof.
iii. Ornamental appurtenances (e.g., cupolas) are not allowed on top of
iv. Dormer front roof gables are limited to three.
v. Metal roof material may be used on an accent portion (e.g., bay window)
but should be copper or match roof color of the main structure.
2) Siding.
i. All siding options must be approved by the ACC.
ii. Vinyl lap sidings are not permitted. Stucco siding may be permitted on a
limited basis.
iii. No more than two (2) different siding materials may be used on the front
of a house (e.g., stone and fiber cement lap siding, brick and fiber
cement lap siding).
3) Doors and Windows.
i. Window and window frame molding trim color must match or be
complimentary with other exterior cladding colors and tones.
4) Retaining Walls.
i. Walls in front of the house should not be greater than six (6) feet in
ii. Gray colored concrete/cinder block is prohibited for a surface material.
iii. Plant screenings may be required to de-emphasize walls.
5) Exterior Lighting.
i. Industrial-looking and intrusive glaring exterior lights are prohibited. All
decorative outdoor lighting must be approved by the ACC. Only
decorative lights mounted on black poles will be considered. Said lights
should not be placed further than fifteen (15) feet from the front of the
6) Garages.
i. Garages should be part of the main building or connected to the house
by a roof and be constructed of the same material and design as the main
7) Driveways.
i. Driveways shall be constructed with concrete. Colored and/or patterned
concrete is prohibited.
ii. Interference of surface drainage caused by driveways shall be avoided
and appropriate provision for this drainage shall be made.
1) Plan.
i. A written landscape plan must be submitted. This plan should include a
drawing to show location, variety and size of all plant materials, as well
as location and description of all “hardscape” items such as walls and
rocks, etc. Any landscaping shall not alter drainage of water onto
neighboring properties or common property. All corrugated drainage
piping must be buried and not visible from the street.
ii. Any trees to be removed must be marked and submitted for ACC
approval. All stumps visible from the street must be ground.
a. Construction
1) Timeframes
i. The Owner shall complete construction, reconstruction, refinishing or
alteration of the foundation and all exterior surfaces of any improvement
on the Property within six months after commencing construction.
ii. Extensions beyond this sixth month period require the approval of the
iii. Requests must be submitted in writing.
iv. Construction work that generates any noise will only be allowed
between 7:00 am and 7:00 pm Monday through Friday and 9:00 am and
5:00 pm on Saturday.
b. Maintenance of Property Site.
1) Neighbor Consideration Requirements
i. It is the Owner’s responsibility to assure a neat and orderly job site and
to provide for immediate cleanup of any excavation of construction
debris that inadvertently spills onto the streets or adjoining Properties.
ii. Trees are to be kept free of permits and other signs. Owner must take all
necessary precautions to protect existing vegetation during construction.
Tree saves and silt fences are to be maintained on a regular basis until
construction is complete.
iii. If construction is suspended for over 30 days all stored material,
dumpsters and portable toilets shall be removed until construction
resumes. Washing of any construction vehicle on the street is not
iv. Loud CD players, tape players, and radios are not allowed on
construction sites. Owner and builder will do everything they can,
within reason, to keep noise levels down for the neighborhood.
v. Non-construction personnel or pets of the builder, subcontractor, vendor
or other workers are not allowed on job site.
vi. No alcohol, illegal drugs or firearms are allowed on construction sites.
vii. Excess dirt and construction materials cannot be stored on any
neighboring Lot(s).
viii.A temporary toilet facility shall be located off public streets. Their doors
should face away from the street and neighbors homes.
ix. Mud tracked onto the street shall be removed at the close of each day.
a. APPLICATION PROCESS – The submission process has four parts. The first part
is the submission and approval by the ACC of the application and preliminary
drawings. During this period many revisions to the drawings and the specifications
may be required by the ACC. The second part is the submission of the Performance
Agreement and final drawings and specifications. These are the formal documents
required by Cobb County and must be wet signed and sealed. The ACC will enlist
professional assistance in reviewing all applications. The third part is the review of
foundation and framing surveys. The fourth and final part is the inspection of
completed construction against the Performance Agreement and final drawings and
b. APPLICATION FORM – Initial Submittal: New Construction Appendix A
1) Preliminary Site Plans - are to be prepared by a design professional (e.g.,
landscape architect, architect, civil engineer, surveyor, or land planner) stamped
and signed. Site plans must show the property’s boundaries, set backs, existing
structures, hardscape, all trees over six (6) inch diameter to be removed must be
marked for approval by the ACC, new setbacks limiting new construction,
existing drainage pattern and proposed changes to existing drainage, erosion
control plan, fences, proposed location of temporary material storage and
construction dumpster. Site plans are to be completed 1/10” = 1’ scale.
2) Preliminary Water drainage plan.
i. Existing drainage pattern.
ii. Proposed changes to existing drainage.
iii. Erosion control plan.
3) Preliminary Exterior Elevations.
i. Drawn to ¼”=1’ scale.
ii. Show chimneys, skylights and roof vents.
iii. Show existing and finished grade elevations at building.
iv. Show maximum height of structure with line drawn parallel to natural grade.
4) Preliminary Floor Plans and Representative Sections. Drawn to ¼” = 1’ scale.
5) Preliminary Professional Landscape Plan. Include new and existing landscape.
6) Materials.
i. Describe the building exterior materials and colors.
ii. Provide finish chip samples of roofing, siding, and paint colors. Provide
window style/finish and trim, and exterior lighting style/finish.
7) Construction schedule.
i. Submit construction schedule.
ii. Construction must be completed within six months.
c. PERFORMANCE AGREEMENT – Final Submittal: New Construction or Major
1) Performance Agreement (Appendix B)
2) One Complete Set of Plans will be retained by the ACC. These are to be
identical to those that will be submitted to Cobb County, wet-signed by both
architect and Owner, and include the site plans and architectural plans showing
all items previously identified with the preliminary submittal, as well as
structural and foundations plans. Scaled dimensional elevations of all external
walls showing finished grade, floor elevations, roof height pitch and all finish
material and their locations
3) Samples chips of all Final Exterior Materials. Provide a sample of all exterior
materials, including paint color for approval.
4) All items listed in 5.06 of the Declaration.
5) Final Construction Schedule. Note completion of exterior elements, final
grading, and all landscaping per plans.
1) Setback surveys – The setback requirements will be strictly enforced.
i. Foundation Phase – A certified foundation/house location survey by a
licensed surveyor will be submitted to the ACC at the time that the
foundation is completed.
ii. Framing Phase – Certification of construction dimensions/elevations by a
licensed land surveyor shall be submitted to the ACC at the completion of
all framing/sheathing activities to confirm that as-built construction meets
approved elevations and dimensions.
iii. Obtainment and payment for said surveys is the responsibility of the Owner.
iv. Any deviation from approved height limits and size will be cause for
remedial mitigation, regardless of state of completion, and demand for
correction may be made by the ACC up to and including thirty (30) days
after notification of completion of the project.
2) Paint color inspection – A two (2) foot by two (2) foot area of siding along with
a two (2) foot length of trim will be painted with the previously approved paint
trim and siding colors and reviewed by the ACC.
e. COMPLETION OF CONSTRUCTION – The Owner shall notify the ACC upon
completion of construction for work for which plans or approval has been required.
The ACC has thirty (30) days to inspect the project for compliance with the
approved plans. After inspection, the Owner will be notified in writing of any noncompliance
a. Inspection fees are required by the ACC for reviewing the following submissions:
1) Application Form – Initial application.
2) Performance Agreement – Final submission of plans and drawings.
3) Foundation survey
4) Framing survey
5) Post construction inspection
6) The homeowner will pay all fees with the monies from the security deposit.
b. A security deposit is required for a new residence or major revision to an existing
residence in the amount of $5,000. This deposit is to cover any and all cost for plan
inspections and to guarantee that the applicant will ensure the construction site will
be kept neat and orderly during all phases of the construction and pay for any
damage to common areas. At the completion of construction, the owner will notify
the ACC in writing so that the ACC can inspect the property and ensure cleanliness
of property and surrounding common areas. Any issues not corrected seven (7)
days after notification may be corrected by Chimney Springs Homeowner
Association (CSHA) using all or a portion of the security deposit. Any funds not
expended will be returned to the owner within thirty (30) days of final construction
and verification and approval.
a. ACC REVIEW – The ACC may set frequency of review procedures, but all plans
will be reviewed and responded to within a thirty (30) day period from date of
submission by the Property Owner. For specific dates of meetings, contact the
ACC Chairman.
b. ACC APPROVAL – The Design Standards are not the exclusive basis for the
ACC’s decision, and compliance with the design standards does not guarantee an
applicants approval. The ACC is authorized to approve or disapprove, interpret the
aesthetic standards in Chimney Springs to assure the conformity and harmony of
external design and general quality.
The goal of the Chimney Springs Homeowners’ Association, Inc. is to enforce the
Declaration of Covenants, Restrictions and Easements and the Design Standards
uniformly. All non-compliance issues must be corrected within thirty (30) days of
written notice unless noted. If this is not possible a schedule to correct the violations
must be submitted to the ACC for approval with a written description of why. Any
non-compliance issue not resolved will be addressed as defined in Article VIII
(Enforcement) of the Declaration.
To: Architectural Control Committee
Chimney Springs Homeowners’ Association
2465 Hearthstone Circle
Marietta, GA 30062
Building Plan Application Street Address
Name(s) Owner(s)__________________
Address if other than Application Address_____________________________
Home Phone_______ Cell Phone______
Builder Company Name _____________
License # _________________________
Name of Builder____________________
Business Address___________________
Business Phone Number___________________________ Cell Phone_______
Business Fax Number _____________________________
Information Attached:
_____ Site Plans
_____ Water Drainage Plan
_____ Exterior Elevations
_____ Floor Plans and Representative Sections
_____ Professional Landscape Plan and Grading Plan
_____ Material Description and Samples
_____ Construction Schedule
_____ Other – Please describe _______
I have read the Chimney Springs Homeowners’ Association Declaration of Covenants, Restrictions and Easements
AND the October 1, 2008 Design Standards.
Signature of Owner
Architectural Control Committee (ACC) Records
Date Received _______________________
Date Reviewed ______________________
(See Comments on Attached)
Chimney Springs Homeowners Association
I/We, ____________________, the
applicant(s) and property owner(s) and contractor for said property of the property located
at__________________ Marietta, GA, hereby certify the following:
The structure will be built according to the approved plans. I/we understand:
That a survey will be performed after completion of construction and that any deviation exceeding the approved
height and size limits must be corrected REGARDLESS OF STATE OF COMPLETION.
That storm water run-off and drainage mitigation will be performed as planned,
That I/we will conform to the Covenants, Design Standards and Architectural Control Committee
That the construction site will be kept neat and orderly during all phases of the construction,
That the streets adjacent to the construction property will be kept clean and unobstructed, and any damage,
accidental or otherwise, will be repaired to the satisfaction of the CSHA,
That the construction site will be cleared of all temporary structures, construction debris, excess dirt and leftover
construction materials at the conclusion of the construction.
We herewith deposit with the CSHA $5,000 as a performance deposit and inspection fee. We understand that
during construction, all or part of this deposit may be used to defray costs incurred by the CSHA. If all or any
portion of the deposit is expended during construction, I/we agree to deposit immediately with the CSHA the
amount or amounts necessary to restore the deposit to the above sum. We further understand that following the
completion of construction all or part of the deposit may be used for site or street clean up and damage repair. The
deposit less any amounts expended will be returned to the applicant/property owner within thirty (30) days after
recordation of Notice of Completion.
Signed: Dated:
Applicant/Property Owner
Signed: Dated:
Applicant/Property Owner (if more than owner, each must sign)
Contractor Information:
Name/Contractor License Number
Phone _