How do I apply for an exterior change?

Applications for exterior alterations should be submitted to the Covenants Department. An Exterior Alteration Application Form (PDF) must be completed and submitted with supporting documentation that explains the proposed alteration. Any color changes will require submission of a color sample and many alterations, such as fences, also require submission of a plat with the alteration clearly marked on the plat. The purpose of the documentation is to thoroughly explain your proposal. You must write what you are applying for on the form. 

The Association is open Monday through Friday from 8:00am to 5:00pm, with the exception of holidays and closures due to weather. Your application and supporting documentation may be dropped off during that time. If samples are not required, you can submit via email or fax to 703-497-7145. Once an application is received, Covenants staff will inspect the property and take photos for use during the review of the proposed alteration.

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1. What requires approval?
2. What if I’m only replacing what I have?
3. Why should I go through the process of getting approval and not just do it?
4. How do I apply for an exterior change?
5. When will I get the AC decision?
6. What can be reviewed by Covenants staff and what must be reviewed by the AC?
7. Why might an application be denied?
8. How do I appeal a decision?
9. How long is a decision valid?
10. Where is the list of items and colors approved for my house?