CVHA Fees and Fines
Association Fee $125
* Invoiced annually on June 1st, Due July 1st, past due after July 31st
Account Late Fee $25 (payment received after July 31st)
Returned Check $35
Statement of Account, Closing Letter $25 (verbal statement of account is free)
ACC Daily Fine $25
ACC Violation Fine $25
CVHA For Sale and For Rental Sign Policy
Highlights: The sign must be professional grade; a printed sign must be purchased, available at local hardware or general merchandise stores, or you can have one made up by a sign retailer. You are allowed to put one sign on your property. You are not allowed to place another sign at the entrance to the subdivision.
Source: Section 12 of CVHA covenants
Gwinnett County Documents and Regulations: scroll down to Sign Ordinance and search for the following title: Signage in Residential Districts
CVHA Board Burning Policy
Highlights: You should check with your immediate neighbors before starting any burning of piles and such burning must follow the Burning Guidelines as posted on the Fire Marshals website. It is illegal to burn every square foot of your yard for the purpose of promoting growth and fertilization regardless of what the Fire Marshal's office may verbally tell you. Failure to follow the above could result in up to a $1000 fine and/or up to one year in jail.
CVHA Board Fencing Policy for properties bordering Collins Hill Road
Properties affected: 180 Radner Run and the following address numbers for Dorchester Drive: 1401, 1411, 1421, 1431, 1441, 1451, 1461, 1471
Highlights: If you are replacing an old fence or erecting a new fence, the new fencing design must follow the design approved by the Board. Board approved fencing can be viewed at 1441, 1451, and 1461 Dorchester Drive. The link provides an image.
Architectural Control Committee - ACC
The rules and regulations of this Association provides for an ACC to control and govern the external structure and landscaping of each lot in accordance with the original style of structure, color and landscaping as delivered by the original builder. You do not need permission to maintain the structure and landscape of your lot if you are not changing anything.
This subdivision was founded in 1987 and it is reasonable and ordinary for the owner of each lot to pursue improvements and modifications that enhance the real and perceptual value of their property and such action will be based on the aesthetics and visual trends of the present. The covenants, rules and regulations of this Association requires each lot owner to seek ACC approval prior to any improvement or modification of the original structure, color or original landscaping of their lot.
With that legal statement behind us lets talk the real world benefit of the ACC. The ACC is not here to hinder your project or creativity but rather to enhance your project and creativity. At this time the ACC has a well renowned designer as a member! It is rare in practice for the ACC to decline a request. Following this process and acquiring ACC approval protects your investment of labor and expense to improve your property, preventing any other lot owner from filing a legally actionable complaint.
ACC Rules and Regulations Highlights
Section 2. Review and Approval of Plans"No building, fence, wall or other structure shall be commenced, erected or maintained on any Lot, nor shall any exterior addition to 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 the Architectural Control Committee (ACC) and approved, in writing, as to harmony of external design and location in relation to surrounding structures and topography, by the ACC. This condition applies in each individual case even though a certain plan has been previously reviewed and approved by the ACC."
Simply put, if you are changing the color or appearance of the structure or changing the landscaping of your property you must fill out an ACC Request Form and receive acceptance of the ACC prior to such action.
If you need an ACC Request Form response ASAP, please fill out the form and contact the ACC President, Beate Fisher, directly at 770-289-4765 and arrangements will be made to process your request in a timely manner. Mailed ACC Request Forms can take up to 30 days for a response.
Section 13"Clotheslines, garbage cans and equipment, shall be screened to conceal them from view of neighboring Lots and streets."
Section 13 "Trees which have a diameter in excess of six (6) inches measured two (2) feet above ground level, and distinctive flora, shall not be intentionally destroyed or removed except with the prior approval, in writing, of the ACC."
In General: It is the responsibility of each lot owner to maintain the exterior of the structure and the landscaping of their property to promote the beneficial curb appeal of this community. Gwinnett County and the City of Lawrenceville have taken an active role in enforcement, issuing citations and fines.
Violations: Gwinnett County Enforcement
It is upon each homeowner of this community to police their immediate area. If you think one of your neighbors is in violation you can bring this to the attention of the county for inspection and enforcement. Violations of the rules and regulations of Gwinnet County ordinances are processed by the Planning and Development Department. The majority of the rules and regulations of this Association are covered by the county and since any lot owner can report violations directly, that is the best place to start. A county citation carries far more weight and is considered far more serious to most lot owners. Your information is kept private by the county when reporting a violation. If county ordinances do not cover the violation but the Association does, then please fill out an ACC Violation Form.
Violations: CVHA Enforcement
It is upon each homeowner of this community to police their immediate area. Violations of the rules and regulations of this Association are processed by the ACC. The legal requirement for any violation is that the violation is visible from the public street. If you think one of your neighbors is in violation you can bring this to the attention of the ACC for inspection, confirmation and enforcement. If the offending homeowner is in violation a ruling will be processed allowing legal action by the Board (or the reporting homeowner per covenants). Your case is much stronger if you can cite the rule and regulation of the covenants or county code that has been violated. All ACC Violation Forms are protected by the right to privacy of this corporation and therefore, your information is kept private by the corporation. No Board Director or ACC member can publicly divulge this private information.
When you have completed your form please contact the ACC President, Beate Fisher at 770-289-4765