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Short term rentals have become popular in destination locations like The Woodlands. Please visit Short-Term Rental Frequently Asked Questions for more information.
You will need to submit an application to remove any live tree six inches in diameter or larger. Please visit the Covenant Administration Application Assistant webpage for applications.
Yes, ALL house repainting requires a permit. For a complete list of applications and submission instructions, please visit the Covenant Administration Application Assistant webpage.
The Residential Standards cover limited topics within the jurisdiction of the Covenants. Many other annoyances or unsafe activities are within the jurisdiction of the County or other governmental agencies.
If you feel adversely impacted by a particular situation, the best thing to do is contact your neighbors directly. Texas law requires that the owners of land ensure that the placement of any improvement or landscaping does not halt or impede the flow of water or redirect it or increase the amount of water flowing off of or onto neighboring land. Enforcement of this requirement is by the neighboring landowners.
Yes, utility or storage buildings can be approved under certain circumstances that are designed to minimize the potential impact of the building on neighboring lots. The Woodlands Residential Standards limit the buildings in area, height, location, and materials. For specific information, please call 281-210-3973. For a complete list of applications and submission instructions, please visit the Covenant Administration Application Assistant webpage.
The restrictions that govern our homes require that the homes be used for single family residential purposes, and while The Woodlands Residential Standards allow for home businesses, they do so under very limited circumstances that are designed to protect the residential character of the neighborhood. Because the Standards limit signs, advertising with the home address, the area in the home that can be used for business purposes, and otherwise assure that the business is "invisible," the neighborhoods have maintained their value.
For a complete list of applications and submission instructions, please visit the Covenant Administration Application Assistant webpage.
The Township Covenants (See Section 10.03) provide that “no animals, except customary household pets, shall be kept or maintained on any Lot” and that “no animal shall be allowed or permitted on any portion of the Property except the Lot of its owner unless same shall be under the control of the owner or another person by leash, rope, chain or other restraining device”. The Residential Standards (see Section 3.3.A.) go on to provide that “no more than three customary household pets may be placed or kept outside of the home. Pets should not be allowed to run at large. Pets should be confined to the owner’s lot or controlled by a restraint device”. To the extent any structure is desired to be constructed related to the occupancy or restraint of any customary household pet, the Covenants require that the “placement, construction, alteration or repair of any temporary or permanent structure or improvement on a lot with an existing single-family dwelling must have the prior written approval of the Residential Design Review Committee or their designated staff.” Note the specific standards associated with construction of Dog Houses and Dog Runs (see Section 2.4 of the Standards). What defines a customary household pet is the determination of the Development Standards Committee (DSC) and designated staff utilizing what is customary for the area at the time of consideration, taking into account the totality of the circumstances including current customs and potential noise, odors and/or overall impact on the neighborhood.