Building Rules For Your Hidden HIlls Home
All Approvals Prepared by the Architectural Committee
Any and all modifications to the exterior of any building or home must receive prior approval by the Hidden Hills Architectural Committee. Exterior modifications can be, but are not limited to the following:
- Changing windows
- Concrete work
- Tree planting and removal
- Work on retaining walls
For more information on specific rulings, please refer to the Architectural Standards guide.
Please be aware, any work requiring a City Building Permit will also need Architectural Approval. Beginning any construction or renovation before obtaining the proper approval will likely receive a Stop Work Notice and be issued a Board Hearing appointment. Any construction that differs from an approved plan is strictly prohibited; if violations are found, you may be issued fines and sanctions. Any vendor who attempts to complete exterior modifications without approval will be denied until the owner receives approval and the proper paperwork has been filed.
Construction schedule is as follows:
- Approved construction can be conducted Monday through Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. and Saturday, 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
- For purposes of gate entry, construction includes: gardening, pool service, and other interior and exterior workers.
- No construction is allowed on Sundays or holidays. With that, admitting construction workers on a holiday is a violation of this provision.
The following Holidays are observed per the Municipal Code of the City of Hidden Hills (Code Title 1 – Chapter 8):
- New Year’s Day
- Martin Luther King Day
- President’s Day
- Memorial Day
- Independence Day
- Labor Day
- Veteran’s Day
- Thanksgiving Day & the Friday After
- Christmas Day
You must notify the gate guard about an individual vendor’s arrival for an emergency repair. Emergency repairs are allowed on holidays and Sundays, as well as before and after permitted construction schedule.
All residents and vendors are prohibited from dumping, blowing, sweeping, or washing any construction debris, residue, oil, toxic and or poisonous material into the street, parkways, swales, trials, or any other Association-owned property/easements. Before construction commences, all vendors must place a plastic tarp, or similar material, on the street or parkway to place soil, sand, sod, cement, or any other material being used. When possible, we ask that vendors use the owner’s driveway, rather than the street, to mix all materials.
Oversized Trash Bins
If your project requires an oversized trash bin for construction or clean-up, residents are required to keep it on their property. When an Encroachment Permit is obtained from the Association office, residents may place trash bins on designated parkways.
All residents must provide a list of all vendors, contractors, and subcontractors to the Gate Operations Officer, along with expected dates of construction operations.
- All persons identifying themselves as employees of the contractors or subcontractors will be admitted only after being logged in (name, contractor, license number).
- Advise all workers they will be denied entry unless they are listed on the resident’s admit list.
- Construction workers, contractors, gardeners and other maintenance workers (including pool maintenance) should be admitted in accordance with Gate Operations Manual, Section (c).
The Architectural Committee of the Hidden Hills Community Association was established to help guide all residents in preserving the community, increasing and improving the Hidden Hills Community as a whole. In doing so, we hope to increase property values as well as the character of the community, making the environment enjoyable for all.
The authority of the committee is explained in detail in the Declarations of Protective Resurrections. A condensed list that covers architectural standards, restrictions, fees, and procedures can be obtained by contacting the office.
When planning to build, install, or alter any property within Hidden Hills, there should be three sets of plans submitted to the committee for approval. All three plans should include dimensions, material, colors, and location of construction performed. When approved, two plans will be returned to the property owner, and the third will be kept on file by the committee. Construction needing approval includes, but is not limited to:
- Swimming pool
- Tennis court
- Service yard
- Name sign
- Accessory building
- Any structure on any property.
Valuable time can be saved, by clearing all plans with the committee. When possible, we encourage residents to also provide preliminary sketches of design work expected to be executed. All plans should be submitted at least ten days prior to a committee meeting, which is held on the first and third Monday of every month.
Keep in mind, City Building and Safety Inspectors will not approve a building permit until the Architectural approval has been submitted, stamped, and signed by two committee members.
The Architectural Committee seeks to help maintain and build an attractive community that is valued highly, with pride and pleasure. All standards should be considered as a guide to help create an open feeling and country atmosphere, with deep setbacks and wide set yards, in accordance with Hidden Hills attributes.
Information current as of August 2016