Article II, Section 2.2 of the 1987 Covenants read:
“2.2 Approval Required: No building, fence or other structure shall be commenced, erected, placed, moved on to or permitted to remain on any Parcel, nor shall any existing upon any Parcel be altered in any way which materially changes the exterior appearance thereof, nor shall any existing structure upon any Parcel be altered in any way which materially changes the exterior appearance thereof, nor shall any new use be commenced on any Parcel, unless plans and specifications (including a description of any proposed new use) thereof shall have been submitted to and approved in writing by the Architectural committee. Such plans and specifications shall be in such form and shall contain such information as may be required by the Architectural Committee,”
“3.19 Trees: No trees measuring six (6) inches or more in diameter at ground level may be cut or removed without the written approval of the Architectural committee unless located within ten (10) feet of the main dwelling or accessory building or within ten (10) feet of the approved site for such building.”
Anyone wishing to begin any activity as described above MUST submit one of the following permit applications for the specific project. The types of permits are:
Note: After the emergency has been mitigated a suitable application for a permit must be submitted to the Architectural Committee.
Each of these is described in detail with the instructions below.
NOTE: No work shall begin until the appropriate fees have been paid and the approved permit is posted on the property.
Beginning work before the permit is posted on the property may result in work stoppage, fines, or the permit being revoked.
NOTE: Security deposits or balances remaining after deductions for fines or other remedies will not be refunded until:
1. All properly submitted plans and specifications shall be reviewed by at least fifty percent of the committee’s members.
2. Any approval of plans and specifications will be shown on the submitted application and contain at least fifty percent of the committee’s signatures before a permit is issued.
3. Any proposed plan or modification that does not conform to any article of declaration of the Protective Covenants will be a basis for disapproval.
4. If, after approval has been given, new information is received by the Committee, the permit may be canceled, withdrawn, or changed even after construction has begun.
5. If unanticipated site conditions require any deviation from the permitted plans after construction has begun, the Committee must be notified in writing as to the modifications for approval or disapproval and the Committee may cancel, withdraw, or modify the existing permit.
6. No work on changes shall begin before Committee approval.
StillWaters has six (6) types of building permit applications:
Their purpose, requirements, fees, and required forms can be found in the sections below.
The Emergency Repair Permit is required to mitigate emergency situations. Example: Storm damage, fire, flood, or other circumstance that requires immediate action to prevent further damage to property. The Emergency Permit is used ONLY to resolve an emergency. After the emergency has been resolved an appropriate permit must be requested to complete permanent repairs.
The Emergency Permit can be obtained by calling the office at 256-825-2990 and selecting 5 from the menu. If no one answers, leave a voice mail including:
Someone will get back to you.
Example of an Emergency Permit: A tree falls on a house, causing roof damage. The Emergency Permit would be used to remove the tree and secure the roof until such a time as a permanent repair could be made.
All projects started prior to ARC approval or that deviated from the original ARC approval shall be subject to a fine. The ARC shall determine the amount of the fine.
The no-cost repair permit is used for exterior maintenance/repairs like replacing storm-damaged roofing, repairing decayed/rotten wood, seawall repair, exterior painting, replacing broken glass, removing trees, and repairing minor storm damage. The repair work must not exceed the scope of the original work; if it does, either a “Small Project or Medium Project Permit will be required.
The Architectural Committee considers one (1) year as adequate time to complete a project.
Instructions: Click on the link below for the fillable form. Be sure to include:
Including but not limited to:
Building Permit Per Each
Small Project Fee: $250.00
Note: The Architectural Committee will evaluate projects not listed.
All projects started prior to ARC approval or that deviated from the original ARC approval shall be subject to a fine. The Architectural Committee shall determine the amount of the fine.
Medium Project Permit
Addition(s) and or Alteration(s)
Greater than $25,000
Building Permit Per Each
Heated and Cooled Additions
· All exterior architectural finishes must be completed, i.e.: paved driveway, landscaping and
· After a final Completion Certificate is issued by the ARC.
The building construction permit application is used for new single-family homes, multi-family homes, apartments, condos, cluster homes, duplexes, townhomes, row homes, or multi-unit garages.
The Architectural Committee generally considers one (1) year as adequate time to complete a project but may consider additional time for very large projects.
Instructions: Please see the link (below) to the fee schedule to determine the permit cost.
This permit application must include the following documents:
The infrastructure permit applies to planned developments where a developer is clearing/grading land, installing utilities, building roads, and repairing the site. This is a no-cost permit however, the project will require permit approval including a security deposit (determined by the Architectural Committee before any work is performed.
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