Ridgemont Community

    Article - A,  Section - S


1.  All Lots shall be used and utilized for residential purposes only.  No lots shall be used for   business or professional purposes of any kind... A- III, S-1


2.  No building shall be erected, placed or altered on any lot until the construction plans and specifications have been approved by the RCIA Board as to quality of workmanship and materials, as to harmony with existing structures with respect to exterior design and color with existing structures.

3.  No window or wall type air conditioners shall be permitted to be used, erected, placed or maintained on or in any building in any part of the Properties. A-III, S4, c

4.  No driveway shall be constructed across the side lot lines...A-III, S-4, g


5.  No structure of a temporary character, whether trailer, basement, tent, shack, garage, barn or other outbuilding shall be maintained or used on any lot at any time as a residence, or for any  other purpose, either temporarily or permanently. A-III, S-8


6.  No signs, billboards, posters or advertising devices of any character shall be erected on any Single Family Lot except one sign or not more than ten square feet advertising the property for sale or rent...A-III, S-9

7.  No Lot shall be used or maintained as a dumping ground for rubbish.  Provided, further that no Lot shall be used for the open storage of any materials whatsoever, which storage is visible from the street except building materials used during construction . Upon completion of improvements, materials must be removed from the lot or stored in a suitable enclosure on the lot. A-III, S11


8.  No roof of any building on any Single Family Lot shall be constructed or covered with any material except wood shingles without the written approval... A-III, S-14

No external roofing material other than wood shingles or235# composition shingles of a wood tone color shall be constructed or used on any building in any part of the Properties without written approval...Declaration A-3, S-4,b

The Ridgemont, Section I deed restrictions were established on February 17, 1970.  At that time, the Declarant/builder "placed certain restrictions, covenants, conditions, stipulations and reservations upon and against such property in order to establish a uniform plan for the development, improvement and sale of such property and to ensure the preservation of such uniform plan for the benefit of both the present and future owners of lots in said subdivision". (Declaration)

These duties and powers shall cease after ten (10) years the Ridgemont Community Improvement Association (RCIA) may assume the duties and powers of the Architectural Control Committee. (Article IV, Section 5)   The Association shall act through a five (5) member Board of Trustees elected annually in the month of January. A-5, S-3

The Deed Restrictions are written with a Declarartion, Articles and Sections.  A copy of the deed restrictions, Section I, can be provided in the RCIA office by request.

Certain Articles and Sections are listed below for quick reference.


Article VIII, Section 19

1.(19.2) Recreational equipment, including, but not limited to, bicycles, skateboard ramps, scooters, pop-up soccer nets, and ball returns, must be moved inside the garage or behind a fence between the hours of 9:00 p.m. and 8:00 a.m. every day...

2. (19.3) Recreational Equipment: Portable and Permanent Basketball Goals.  Basketball goals shall be permitted,  subject to prior approval and the following guidelines:

(a) only one basketball goal per residence shall be permitted.

(b) a nylon fiber or cotton fiber net shall be maintained...

(c) An orange or red-colored rim made of steel or aluminum shall be affixed to the backboard at all times.

(d) The backboard must be fiberglass, clear Plexiglas or weatherproofed wood painted white...

(e) Basketball goals may not be erected in such a manner as to encroach upon any building line on any lot or in such a manner as encroach or interfere with a neighboring property.  The basketball goal should be installed in such a manner as to minimize a basketball or basketball play from entering a neighboring property.

(f) The pole shall be no closer to the street in front of the premises than one-half (1/2) the distance between the curb and the front of the building line of the primary residence.

(g)  The goal backboard shall be parallel to the driveway slab, and the metal pole shall be installed no further than eighteen inches (18") from the driveway slabs.

(h) In no event shall a basketball goal be placed in the street, across any sidewalk, or at any curb either temporarily or permanently.