If you are planning to make alterations to your landscape or the exterior of your home, the new Aesthetic Guidelines Committee fee structure going into effect on July 15 will be music to your ears – and your checkbook. The Board-approved revisions greatly reduce or eliminate the cost for an AGC review. A deposit is still required, but all or a portion will be refunded after the modification passes an SOA inspection.

Please note that if you are substituting like-for-like, such as replacing a tree or shrub with the same species or repainting your house with the same color, no review is required.

AGC submittal forms

Here is a comparison of the old and new AGC review fees:

Desk Review

Minor tree and shrub species changes, basic design courtyard gates, minor trim color change, hot tub, mow strip, solar and pre-approved storm doors.

Before July 15: $100 deposit/$50 refunded after passed inspection

After July 15: $50 deposit/$50 refunded after passed inspection

External changes

Including full exterior painting, lighting, play structures, sheds, minor landscaping changes

Before July 15: $400/$175 refunded after passed inspection

After July 15: $100/$100 refunded after passed inspection

Landscaping (new category)

New landscape plans or major updates to current landscaping, along with trellis/patio covers

After July 15: $250/$125 refunded after passed inspection

Additions/Structures/Remodel

Including casita, sunroom or any architectural changes that require permits, as well as additions to the structure whether freestanding or attached

Before July 15: $1500/$750 refunded after passed inspection

After July 15: $700/$350 refunded after passed inspection

Custom Architectural

Unchanged: $10,000/$8,000 refunded after passed inspection

For more information on the AGC, see these FAQs