Architectural Control Standards 8/16/2008

ACC Standards – 08/16/2008

Per Colo. Rev. State Statutes section 12 (3) (b), “Decisions concerning the approval or denial of a unit owner’s application for architectural or landscaping changes shall be made in accordance with standards and procedures set forth in the declaration or in duly adopted rules and regulations or bylaws of the Association, and shall not be made arbitrarily or capriciously,” Tiffany Homeowners Association (hereafter known as THOA) Board in conjunction with the Architectural Control Committee (hereafter knownas ACC) has established these standards to provide objective criteria to be used by the ACC in approving homeowner proposals for items covered in the covenants for Tiffany. These items include but are not limited to additions/alterations to the existing homestructure, air conditioners, antennas/satellite dishes, fencing, landscaping, painting,roofing, and maintenance issues. In establishing these standards and in administering the compliance of these standards, all city, county, municipal building codes, fire codes, setback requirements, and state laws will be abided by. For further information regarding covenants and/or guidelines, governing state/federal laws, and relevant state statutes in their complete form, as well as ACC Approval Forms and the Declaration of Covenants, Conditions and Restrictions, please refer to the THOA Website (, or contact an ACC Member or Board Member.


1. Additions and alterations made to the permanent residence shall be compatible with the original structure, with matching architectural style and rooflines. Structure additions include but are not limited to patio covers, saunas, hot tub, room additions, greenhouse, windows, skylights, patio enclosures, awnings, solar collectors, chimney, concrete slab, or driveways. Free standing structures shall include but are not limited to gazebos, greenhouses, sheds, playscapes, doghouses, lawn art that exceeds six feet in any direction, swimming pools,cabanas, tennis courts, ponds, retaining walls, or fountains.

2. All materials and colors shall match the existing home, to include similar siding,trim, windows, doors, colors, etc.

3. All structures will be approved in accordance with the Declaration of Covenants, Conditions, and Restrictions, Article VI, Section 1.

Air Conditioners

1. Installation of air conditioning equipment (central air condensers) must be installed on the side or rear of the structure and adequately concealed by structures, such as a balcony or screening, and/or landscaping which conceal it from view of the street.

Antennas/Satellite Dishes

1. DBS and MMDS antennas/dishes that are one meter (39.37”) or less in diameter and for the personal use of a homeowner may be installed per FCC ruling of October 1996*

2. Antennas/dishes shall not encroach upon common areas or any other homeowner’s property.

3. Cabling shall be secured and painted to match the home.


1. Two types of fencing are approved: solid privacy fencing and open fencing as described below.

a. Solid fences shall be between five and six feet in height; and, the fence bottom shall be no more than one inch from the ground.

b. Open fences may be constructed of split rail materials of either two or three rails.

2. Fencing materials are limited to unpainted, rough cedar or cedar-colored plastic/composite material.

3. Fence posts shall be 4” x 4” or 6” x 6”, installed at a minimum of four feet on centers. Additionally, fence posts should be set in concrete and poured to ground level.

4. Fences should be left natural cedar, treated with linseed oil, or stained a basic cedar color. Cedar color palette is available from the ACC

5. Fences which face or abut any public street, another front yard, greenbelt, or park must be constructed with the finished side out.


1. Landscaping must incorporate at least 45% plants, including shrubs, trees, flowers, and grass.

2. Changes of grade, which would cause water to flow onto adjoining properties, are prohibited.

3. The ACC must approve all new, front yard landscaping plans. The criteria for approval include broad perspective, scale and balance, style and character, cohesion, color and artistic expression. More extensive guidelines are available on the THOA website or from an ACC member.

4. Water-conserving landscapes, or xeriscape, information and guidelines are also available on the THOA website or from an ACC member; and, the same approval processes will apply.

Maintenance Standards

Tiffany homeowners are responsible for maintaining their properties to maintain and/or increase property values of the area. A complete list of all maintenance items, guidelines, and approval processes and forms are available on the website. Items addressed include but are not limited to decks, all structures, driveways, exterior doors, garage doors, landscaping, siding and trim, roofs, walkways, and windows.


1. Proposed colors must be compatible with each other and with the home’s permanent exterior colors (such as brickwork).

2. Approved colors are limited to muted, earth tone colors and whites. An approved color palette maintained by the ACC is available from an ACC member.

3. For trim, accents, etc., compatible color combinations are shown in but not limited to the color combination palette. This color palette is maintained by and available from an ACC member.

4. Garage doors must be painted one solid color and should match the color of the base or trim. Window frames should be matched to trim color or white. Exterior doors must be painted one solid color. Gutters and downspouts must be paintedto match either the base or trim.

5. Stained wood siding and trim may be re-stained with neutral, natural, or solidcolor stained wood tones, complementing the permanent exterior colors (such as brickwork).


1. Political signs not exceeding six square feet in area are permitted on a homeowner’s property or in window of a homeowner’s residence, no earlier than forty-five (45) days before the day of an election and no later than seven (7) days after an election day. One political sign per political office or ballot issue that is contested in a pending election is allowed.

2. Real estate “For Sale” or “For Rent” signs of less than six square feet are approved.

3. Contractor signs may be displayed during a remodeling project, for a total period not to exceed one month.

4. Signs cannot be placed within the public right-of-way. The right-of-way is defined to include common area Dry Creek fence, utility poles, sidewalks, trees, fences, or sign posts adjacent to the roadway.


1. The THOA Board established a rule allowing 72 hours for the parking of vehicles described in Article VIII, paragraph (l), of the Declaration of Covenants, Conditions, and Restrictions. Homeowners wishing to park such a vehicle for more than 72 hours must request a variance to the covenants and this rule. This request must be made in writing to a member of the ACC; and, the request must include a description of the vehicle, where it is to be parked  and how long the Homeowner is requesting it to be parked, and the purpose of the parking. The ACC will use its discretion in the granting or withholding of the variance.

2. No garage shall be used for any purpose other than the parking/storage of the Homeowner’s vehicle(s). Further information is available in the Declaration of Covenants, Conditions, and Restrictions, Article VIII, sections (k) and (l).

3. No garage shall be used for the rebuilding of vehicles or for the storage of explosives, gasoline, or other volatile and/or incendiary materials or devices.

4. No boats, campers, trailers, trucks, recreational vehicles, or other vehicles of a similar types or nature shall be parked or stored in or on any street within the Properties or Common Areas within these Properties.

5. Such vehicles shall only be stored or parked in those areas of these Properties, if any, designated for storage or parking of such vehicles by the Association’s Board of Directors.

6. No boats, campers, trailers, trucks, recreational vehicles, or other vehicle of a similar type or nature shall be parked or stored on any Lot, except in the garage area or within a screened enclosure situation in the rear or side of the dwellingimprovement constructed on said Lot, which screened enclosure was prior to its erection approved by the Association’s ACC.

7. Landscaped areas not approved for parking cannot be used for parking purposes. This includes but shall not be limited to walkways from the sidewalk to the house and decorative gravel areas.