ACC FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What is the ACC?
ACC is the acronym for the Architectural Control Committee. The ACC was created by the Declaration of Covenants, Conditions and Restrictions (DCCR's) that govern the neighborhood. The primary function of the ACC after the homes are built, is to enforce the restrictions found in the DCCR's.
What are DCCR's or deed restrictions?
A Declaration of Covenants, Conditions and Restrictions (often referred to as DCCR'S) is filed when a subdivision is platted. They are filed in the courthouse along with the plats and vary depending upon how strict or lenient the subdivision creator has written them to be. They run with the land, and if one owns a lot or home in a subdivision, one then must abide by those restrictions.
In general, what do I as a homeowner have to abide by?
There are certain rules and restrictions that govern the use and care of our properties.
â€¢Keep garbage cans out of public view.
â€¢Boats, campers, trailers, and/or commercial vehicles are not permitted in driveways or the street.
â€¢Posting commercial or personal business signs is not permitted.
â€¢Construction of patio covers, rooms, storage sheds, large playground, equipment, basketball goals, or unapproved fences must have prior approval from the Architectural Control Committee.
Be sure to read the deed restrictions (DCCR's) that are applicable to your property. They can be found here: Section 1, Section 2, Section 3, 4, 5. If you are not sure what section you reside in, click here to download a detailed map of the Cypress Mill sections.
What is a voluntary homeowner's association?
Cypress Mill is a voluntary homeowner's association (HOA). Generally voluntary HOAï¿½s work along with the ACC in supporting and caring for the neighborhood. In the case of the voluntary HOA like ours, it does not matter if a resident joins or not. The restrictions still take precedent and have to be observed even if there is no HOA at all.
If I am not a CMNA member, do I have to follow the deed restrictions?
Yes. The deed restrictions that are applicable to your home and have nothing to do with whether or not you are involved in the homeowner's association.