Yes, if you live in Sections I through VIB (non-HOA properties). Paragraph IA states, “All plans and specifications for any structure or improvement whatsoever to be erected on any lot, and the proposed location and orientation in relation to streets or lots, the construction material, the roofs and exterior color schemes shall require prior written approval of the GPOA.
Further, any later exterior changes or additions, after initial approval thereof, and any exterior remodeling, reconstruction, alterations, or additions thereto, on any lot, shall also be subject to and shall require the prior written approval of the GPOA.” All changes to the exterior of your home must comply with the Covenants and Policy and Guidelines and a permit application needs to be submitted to the Architectural Covenant Committee (ACC) for review and recommendation to the GPOA Board for approval before any changes can be made. All ACC permit applications are located on the GPOA website (greenbriernc.org) under the ACC tab. Refer to the document “How Does the ACC Permit Process Work?”
No permit is required to replace an existing exterior element when the replacement is of the same configuration, materials, colors, and location as the existing element and complies with current Covenants and Policy and Guidelines.
If you live in one of the seven (7) HOAs (Carmel, Emerald Point, Evergreen on the 6th Fairwoods, Fairways, Innisbrook Court, and Pinehurst) you must use your HOA ACC Committee or call your HOA President because the Covenants may differ.
Greenbrier was designed as an ‘urban forest’ and when we ask people why they decided to move to Greenbrier, “the trees!!!” is the most popular answer. So, we love our trees and the covenants protect them. Before you remove any tree with a diameter greater than six (6) inches at a height of twelve (12) inches above the ground, you must submit a Tree Removal permit application to the ACC. Here are links to the Policy and Guidelines and the Tree Removal Permit Application.
If you are comfortable, you should discuss the matter with your neighbor and try to reach an understanding. If that does not work, you should report your concern to an ACC member or a GPOA Board member.
Note: Your concern may be reported confidentially, and your identity kept confidential. However, anonymous complaints will not be accepted. An ACC member or a GPOA Board member will fill out a GPOA/ACC Non-Compliance Referral Form. The complaint will be reviewed and researched. If the concern is not valid, you will be notified that it is not a Covenant or Policy and Guideline violation and therefore is outside the jurisdiction of the GPOA Board. If the concern is valid, the ACC will begin the formal complaint process.
The complaint process (Non-Compliance Referral Form):
Step 1: “The Friendly Reminder”
Personal contact to see if the violation can be resolved.
Step 2: “The Friendly Letter”
A letter is to be sent if the violation was not resolved after 30 days from date of the “Friendly Reminder” contact stating that the violation is to be resolved within 30 days maximum.
Step 3: “Certified Letter”
A Certified Letter is to be sent if the violation was not resolved after 30 days from date of the “Friendly Letter” stating that the violator is required to take the necessary steps to resolve the violation within 15 days.
Step 4: Second “Certified Letter”
A Second Certified Letter is to be sent if the violation was not resolved after 15 days from date of the First “Certified Letter” stating that at the Board’s discretion, legal action will commence.
If the violation has not been resolved, the GPOA Board will send a “Cease and Desist” letter as a precursor to legal action.
Yes. Paragraph I D in all Sections states, “The GPOA shall have the right to disapprove any plans, specifications, or details submitted to it in the event the same are not in accordance with any of the provisions of these Restrictions; if the design or color scheme of the proposed building or other structure is not in harmony with the general surroundings of such lot or adjacent buildings or structure; if the plans and specifications submitted are incomplete or the GPOA deems the plans, specifications, or details, or any part thereof to be contrary to the interests, welfare, or rights of all or any parts of the real property subject thereto or the owners thereof.”
Yes, as stated in Section I G in all Covenants Sections I through VIB, “The GPOA or its agents shall have the right to inspect all construction to ensure that the structure is in accordance with the approved plans, specifications, and details”
Yes. Paragraph 2 C of Section 5 in most Sections (except Section V, where it is paragraph 2 D) states: “The GPOA, its successors or assigns, shall have the authority to establish regulations pertaining to the height and size requirements of all other types of structures other than houses, including but not limited to, fences, walls, copings, and mailboxes. Such regulations shall at the GPOA’s sole discretion conform with the general development scheme.”
Above-ground fences are not permitted on golf course lots. Above-ground fences must be located directly behind the building with sides enclosed by extension of the sidewalls of the building. Above-ground fences may extend to the rear building setback line of the rear property line. Above-ground fences are not permitted in front or side yards. All fences may not encroach upon drainage or utility easements or minimum building setback lines as shown on the plat.
Fences may be no higher than five (5’) feet.
For complete fence requirements, go to the application HERE.
Outbuildings are not permitted on golf course lots.
Outbuildings shall be located directly behind the residence within the extensions of the
house side walls and not deeper than one-half the mean distance between the dwelling rear wall and the rear property line. Outbuildings may not encroach upon drainage or utility easements or minimum building setback lines as shown on the recorded plat or current plot.
Outbuildings shall not exceed a 10’x12’ footprint and must be placed on a concrete slab. For complete outbuilding requirements, find the application HERE.