Architectural Review
 
Refer to WLCA Declarations Articles VIII and IX dealing with
Architectural Review, Compliance, Enforcement, & Fines
 
Download the Waterford Lakes Architectural Review Application (ARA) here!
ARA for painting the exterior of your home.
ARA for pool construction.
ARA for everything else.
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WLCA and Cypress Isles Guidelines for Property Modifications
 Restoration or Modification
(Click for guideline)
 Relevant Guidelines
Plat or Survey
 Color Sample
 Sample Picture
Other Requirements
 Exterior Paint & Siding
 Cypress Isles
 -
 Req'd
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 Color Books
 Fencing & Living Fence (Hedges)
 Cypress Isles
 Req'd
 -
Req'd
 Access Agreement
 Flags, Banners & Flagpoles
 WLCA
 Req'd
 -
Req'd
 -
 Florida Friendly Landscape
 WLCA
 Req'd
 -
-
 Sketch
 Front Entry, Walkways & Driveways
 WLCA
 Req'd
 Req'd
-
 -
 Garden Area & Fish Ponds
 WLCA
 Req'd
 -
-
 Site Plan Dimensions
 Grandfathering
 Cypress Isles
 -
 -
-
 Proof
 Hurricane Shutters, Aerials & Antennas
 WLCA
 Req'd
 -
Req'd
 Dimensions
 Non-Living Objects
 WLCA
 Req'd
 Req'd
Req'd
 -
 Pergolas
 WLCA
 Req'd
 -
Req'd
 Anchor Pictures
 Play Sets
 WLCA
 Req'd
 -
Req'd
 Fence or Hedge Plan
 Pools
 WLCA
 Req'd
 -
-
 Contractor Site Plan; Access Agreement
 Pool Deck Modifications, Pool Screen Enclosure Replacement or Modification and Screen Room Enclosure
 WLCA
 Req'd
 Req'd
-
 Enclosure Drawing
 Poured Concrete Curbing, Landscaping and Lawn Lighting
 WLCA
 Req'd
 Req'd
-
 Sketch
 Room / Addition
 WLCA
 Req'd
 -
-
 Contractor Site Plan; Access Agreement
 Roof
 WLCA
 -
 Req'd
Req'd
 Roof Type
 Solar Panels
 WLCA
 Req'd
 -
-
 Installation Diagram
  Trampolines
 WLCA
 Req'd
 -
-
 Fence or Hedge Plan
  Trash, Garbage and Recycling Containers
 Cypress Isles
 Req'd
 -
-
 Sketch
 Windows, Window Security Bars, Window Films, Window Decorative Shutters, Front Doors/Screen Doors, Awnings, Screening for Garage Doors
 WLCA
 Req'd
 Req'd
Req'd
 -


ARC Request & Approval

We keep our properties looking great and we have an Architectural Review Committee (ARC) to ensure they stay that way. Our property manager conducts periodic property inspections and issues citations to owners who do not meet ARC standards. Owners who do not remedy their problems are subject to legal action.

If you want to paint your house, change your landscaping, or otherwise change the appearance of your property, you should first ensure that your plans align with Articles VIII and IX of the WLCA Amended Declarations and with the Cypress Isles ARC Guidelines.

You must submit an Architectural Review Application (ARA) and wait until it is approved before starting work. ARAs are available from the Cypress Isles website or from the WLCA office at 453 Mark Twain Blvd. The approval process shown below can take up to 30 days, and no work may commence until the ARA is approved, in writing, by both neighborhood and WLCA architectural committees or 30 days have expired and no response is received from either association, whichever comes first.

The Cypress Isles ARC meets on Mondays to review ARAs. Check the website for times and locations. All meetings are open to the public.

Architectural Application Approval Process

1. Homeowner picks up ARA packet from WLCA office and completes.

2. Homeowner returns the completed packet to the office.

3. Office staff date stamps packet and notifies the neighborhood ARC that a submitted ARA packet has been returned by the homeowner.

4. Neighborhood ARC picks up submitted ARA packet from the office.

5. Neighborhood posts advance meeting notice on website; meets quorum (minimum 2 ARC members); takes minutes and either approves or disapproves submitted ARAs.

6. Neighborhood ARC returns the approved or disapproved ARA to the WLCA office within 15 days of receipt.

7. Once returned by neighborhood ARC, office staff stamps the date returned on the ARA form.

8. Approved or disapproved ARAs from neighborhood are then submitted to the WLCA ARC to review and approve or disapprove within 15 days.

9. Once WLCA ARC has reviewed neighborhood ARAs and approves or disapproves, a letter is sent from WLCA to the homeowner of the decision. The homeowner and the homeowner’s property manager each receive a copy of the ARA with the letter. A copy of the approved or disapproved ARA is kept on file.

As a reminder, all changes to the properties within Cypress Isles are required to be approved by the ARC prior to implementation/installation of changes.

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