This page outlines the community standards relevant to homeowners regarding their homes and properties. These standards encompass homeowner responsibilities and are typically not the responsibility of the Arbor Ridge Homeowners Association unless explicitly stated otherwise.

Compliance checks are done on a regular basis to ensure homeowners continue to adhere to the Governing Documents that include the CCR’sBylawsRules and Regulations, Resolutions and the Community Standards.

Homeowners who rent out their properties are accountable for ensuring their tenants comply with the Governing Documents and promptly communicate any instances of non-compliance to them. Any fines or fees incurred as a result will be directly assessed to the homeowner’s account, and not the tenant. It is the homeowner’s responsibility to address these matters with their tenants to ensure adherence to the Governing Documents and Community Standards for Arbor Ridge Homeowners Association.

All exterior changes must be submitted using the Architectural Review process (AR Required) unless otherwise noted (no AR needed).
If you have any questions, you may reach out to our community manager or attend a board meeting.

Home (Exterior)

Repair and Maintenance should be completed on a regular basis.

  • Painting (House siding, Doors, Shutters, Eves and Posts) (AR Required).
    • Vinyl siding can be painted if desired.
    • Paint color must adhere to the standards laid out in the Exterior Colors Resolution (2014-01) or approved by the board.
    • Bright colors are not approved for any purpose on the exterior.
      • We live in a Craftsman style neighborhood and colors should continue to match that of all the neighboring homes.
  • Siding (AR Required).
    • Vinyl siding is the standard in the community (no wood or other types of replacement).
    • Must be cleaned on a regular basis to remove dirt, moss, mold and mildew (no AR needed).
  • Shutters (AR Required).
    • Paint color must adhere to the standards laid out in the Exterior Colors Resolution (2014-01) or approved by the board.
    • Must be cleaned on a regular basis to remove dirt, moss, mold and mildew (no AR needed).
  • Gutters (AR Required).
    • Replacement should be painted aluminum to match the house color, white or compliment craftsman color. Leaf guard systems can also be used.
    • Unclogging of debris and repairing should be completed (no AR needed).
    • Must be cleaned on a regular basis to remove dirt, moss, mold and mildew (no AR needed).
  • Roofing (AR Required).
    • Replacement for like or similar composite shingles only and must be at least a 25-year warranty.
    • Must be cleaned on a regular basis to remove dirt, moss, mold and mildew (no AR needed).
  • Solar Panels (AR Required).
    • New and Replacement installations will need to be reviewed.
  • Windows (AR Required).
    • Replacement and new must be vinyl and match as close to existing only.
    • All road facing windows must have professional window coverings like blinds or drapes (no sheets or other non-window coverings) (no AR needed).
    • Must be cleaned on a regular basis to remove dirt, moss, mold and mildew (no AR needed).
  • Fence (Wood Fences) (AR Required).
    • Good Neighbor style fence (alternating fence boards) max post height of 6 foot tall with a 2 x 4 fence cap only.
    • Cedar fence boards and wood lumber only, vinyl or metal fencing is not allowed.
    • Fence can be stained in a natural wood color or left natural only, solid paint colors are not allowed.
    • Must be cleaned on a regular basis to remove dirt, moss, mold and mildew (no AR needed).
  • Fence (Vinyl & Black chain link on homeowner property) (AR Required).
    • These fence styles are mostly in the Common Areas (Area Maps) of the neighborhood, but there are a few homes that have these styles of fences on their property and are the responsibility of the homeowner to replace and repair.
  • Structures (Permanant) (AR Required).
    • No structure of a temporary character, trailer, motor home, basement, tent, shack, garage, barn or other outbuilding shall be used on any lot at any time as a residence.
    • Decks, Patios, Arbors, Trellis, retaining walls, Patio covers, Sunrooms, Hot tubs, Pools, Sheds, play structures or similar structures need to be reviewed before construction.
  • Air conditioners (AR Required).
    • Follow the Air Conditioners and Aesthetic Appearance Resolution (2024-01).
    • Permanent whole-house central air conditioner units shall be professionally installed, preferably situated behind the home or hidden from public view.
    • Window air conditioners must be installed with a professional look and match house color and used during the seasonal need then removed (Per Oregon SB1536 [October 1 through April 30]).
      • The section of window not closed needs to be clear solid plexiglass or a solid panel painted to match the house color to fit the open-air space (no cardboard, paper, plastic sheathing or similar materials).
  • Landscape Maintenance (no AR needed).
    • The Cottage Homes (Area Maps) participates in a landscape maintenance (easement) program that provides general landscaping and maintenance to the road facing landscape.
      • Please report any item to our Management Company that is not properly maintained by the Landscape company.
    • All homeowners (including cottage homeowners) must maintain and upkeep your yards including any needed maintenance and repair to landscape, fencing, and dwellings on their lots.
      • Lawns – Must be cut, trimmed (not exceeding 3-4 inches), fertilized, weeded and watered as appropriate.
      • Plants, Trees & Shrubs – Must be trimmed, fertilized and watered as appropriate.
      • Street trees are the responsibility of the homeowner also review Washington County Street Trees to prune and trim.
        • Cottage homeowners are still responsible for these trees, but they will have their street tree pruned or replaced per the landscape maintenance (easement) program as needed during annual inspections.
      • Trash and Junk – Should not be left in the street or visible in the yard and should be removed or disposed.
      • Toys and other items – should be stored in garage or back yards.
      • Backyards must be maintained to the same standards, structures (i.e. sheds, gazebos, patios or decks).
  • Landscape Replacement (AR Required).
    • Changes to the home’s exterior and yard (front, sides or back) that can impact neighbors and the community and will require Board review.
    • Landscape that is being overhauled that is not like for like of the existing landscape. Changing grass to drought tolerant solutions, sprinkler systems, imitation lawns or complete redesigns.
      • Lawn reseeding, replacement sod, bark dust refreshing, season color annuals, potted plants, baskets, small plants or bushes, new or replacement (no AR needed).
    • Street trees being replaced, please review the responsibility of the homeowner and Washington County Street Trees.
    • Trees in the yard being added or removed will need to be reviewed.
    • Structures being installed or replaced (i.e. sheds, gazebos, patios or decks).
  • Garbage, Yard debris and Recycling containers (no AR needed).
    • May be moved to the curb the day before pickup and must be removed by end of the pickup day.
    • Storage must be out of view behind the fence or gate, shielded by vegetation or stored in garage.
  • Satellite Dishes & Antennas for TV or Internet (AR Required).
    • The FCC Guide will provide you your rights as a Homeowner.
    • Small size three (3) feet or less is a reasonable allowance of one (1) per service needed.
    • Mounting on the roof or individual post within the yard is requested (fence or side of home installations are not allowed).
    • Large dishes (greater than three (3) feet in diameter are not permitted.

Streets, Sidewalks and Curbs

Private streets in the community are Tract B – Silver Creek Place, Tract O – Tatum Ranch Place, and Tract V – Moon Valley Terrace (Area Maps) which are managed by the Homeowners Association.
Public streets are all other streets in the community and are managed by Washington County.

  • Sidewalks (AR Required).
    • Private – The Homeowners Association has scheduled reviews of the private street sidewalks to assess and perform repairs per the Reserve Studies (no AR needed).
    • Public – Sidewalk repairs are the homeowner’s responsibility that are adjacent to their property in all areas of the community that is not a private street.
      • Washington County may repair and bill the homeowner if deemed necessary by the county as a hazard (i.e. uneven sidewalk, cracks and damage).
  • Street Maintenance (no AR needed).
    • Private – HOA has scheduled reviews of the private streets to assess repairs per the Reserve Studies.
    • Public – are maintained by Washington County you can check their site schedule for maintenance annually.
    • Homeowners need to remove all debris and dispose of using their Yard debris container or removed using other methods.
      • Do not leave debris piled in the gutters, sidewalk or street.
      • Street sweeping is completed periodically by Clean Water Services you can contact them if you have questions.
  • Parking (no AR needed).
    • Private – The Homeowners Association can fine or have vehicles towed on Private streets. Our Management Company can send a friendly reminder if you provide proof of issue, vehicle information and homeowner address to them.
    • Public – The Homeowners Association cannot fine or have vehicles towed on Washington County streets. Our Management Company can send a friendly reminder if you provide proof of issue, vehicle information and homeowner address to them.
      • Vehicles need to abide by the Washington County Sheriff’s office on Parking if there is an issue, please contact the Washington County non-emergency number.
      • No person shall use a vehicle or recreational vehicle for overnight lodging on a public right of way for a period in excess of 48 hours at the same location or within a two-mile radius of the same location.
      • No person shall park a recreational vehicle on a residential street for a period in excess of four days (96 consecutive hours) in any 28-day period.
      • No person shall park a commercial vehicle, as that term is defined in ORS 801.208, on a residential street.
      • No person shall park in front of the entrance of any place where mail is received or within ten feet of a mailbox during the hours of 8 am and 5 pm.
      • A vehicle shall not be parked on a public street or public right of way without license plates, with expired tags, with expired registration, or with expired temporary licensing permit.
      • No person shall park a vehicle in a manner which interferes with use of the right-of-way, the safe flow of traffic, or obstructs the view of other drivers.
      • If you live in unincorporated Washington County outside ESPD and the Metro Urban Growth Boundary, County Prohibited Parking Ordinance 8.16 applies.
      • The Sheriff’s Office can remove abandoned vehicles on a public right-of-way within unincorporated areas of Washington County.