Before you roll a rock or trim a tree for new construction or an improvement, you must submit a permit application and be approved!
In Canyon Lake Hills, new construction and most exterior property changes require an approved permit from the Architectural Control Committee (ACC). Examples include, but are not limited to:
Owners—not contractors—are responsible for submitting all relevant documents to obtain approval from the ACC.
Follow these steps to apply for a building permit:
Requirements based on Comal County ordinances differ from POA requirements because they are two separate entities. Compliance is required for both entities, just as compliance is required for both state and county regulations.
For many outdoor projects, you must have approvals from both the POA and the county. We recommend you submit your project to each required entity well in advance of your planned project start date.
The ACC fairly reviews all submissions. We do not accept "rush" or priority requests. You can, however, take steps to avoid delays:
Set of architectural or engineering drawings needed to explain and describe the proposed improvement to be built.
Clauses on your property's deed that legally limit how you can use your property.
Architectural document that functions as a map of a building site. It provides all of the details about how a structure will be oriented on the property.
Document that confirms land boundaries, such as the plot of land a home sits on, and identifies other types of restrictions and conditions that apply to the legal description of a property. The Survey document is an official drawing that is provided by a land surveying company and signed by a professional engineer (PE).
Exception to the prohibited rules for a particular lot. It acts as a waiver to a specific restriction for a particular lot.