Exterior Property Alteration Form
The attached file at the bottom of this page contains the exterior property alteration form for Sherwood Estates Homes Association.
Please download for a printable document.
The Sherwood Estates Homes Association Board of Directors is charged with the responsibility of interpreting and enforcing the Association's Declaration of Restrictions. Those restrictions, which are binding upon all properties within Sherwood Estates, REQUIRE that:
"No building, fence, wall or other structure shall be commenced, erected or maintained, nor shall any addition thereto or change or alterations therein be made, until plans and specifications, color scheme, plot plan and grading plan therefrom, or other information satisfactory to the company shall have been submitted to and approved in writing by the Company (Board) ... In so passing upon such plans, specifications, and other requirements, the Company may take into consideration the suitability of the proposed building or other structure and the materials of which it is to be built, the site upon which it is proposed to erect same, the harmony thereof with the surroundings and the effect of the building or other structure as planned on the outlook from adjacent or neighboring property."
The Declaration of Restrictions contains much more information about what is permitted on the property you own within Sherwood Estates. New Residents, when we are aware of them, are provided "Welcome" packages that contain the entire Declaration of Restrictions. Copies are also available online, at all general association meetings, and in the office/community hall; located at 4120 NE Vivion Road. Printed copied can also be obtained via written request at 4120 NE Vivion Road, Kansas City, MO 64119.
These restrictions have existed since the neighborhood was developed and help to maintain the aesthetics and values of all our homes.
The board of directors is made up of residents just like you, and members are elected to two year terms at annual meetings of the association, generally held in November. Board members are usually not construction specialists or engineers, but are responsible to uphold, to the best of our abilities, the restriction by which we must all abide.
PLEASE BE ADVISED the current board interprets the restrictions as follows:
The primary purpose of the restrictions requiring home owners to obtain written approval of the Sherwood Estates Homes Association prior to construction of improvements to any property is to preserve the aesthetics within the neighborhood. Therefore, you are advised to consult with qualified professionals if your improvements might cause encroachments, building code violations, drainage problems or other changes in your property which might impose legal liability upon you.
The enclosed form is intended to make submission of alteration plans easier for residents. If needed information is missing, the board may well request it. If alterations require a building permit, the board requires a copy of said perm it before construction begins. If your plans appear to cause any changes which may affect water flow, ' drainage, the board may request that you supply expert opinion regarding such changes.
Your Sherwood Estates Board of Directors thanks you for your cooperation.
Upon receipt, forms are reviewed as quickly as possible. Please be prepared for a two-week turn-around time, and submit your plans in advance accordingly so there is time to request additional information if needed. Please do not begin construction until after you have been notified of plan approval. Construction without approval may be subject to court ordered removal. If you have any questions, please call (816) 214-6848.
Send your completed form to:
Sherwood Estates Homes Association
4120 NE Vivion Road
Kansas City, MO 64119