Summary Guidelines

The following guidelines are derived from the Sahalee Hills Covenants, Conditions and Restrictions (CC&Rs) as filed with King County. The CC&Rs are agreed to by every resident of Heritage Hills.  Each property owner is given a copy of the CC&Rs (or an electronic link to the HHHOA web site: at the time of escrow closing. It is the job of the Heritage Hills Homeowners Association Board and the Architectural Chair to interpret the CC&Rs and to apply them to the Heritages Hills community.  These guidelines are meant to benefit all homeowners, individually and collectively, by protecting and enhancing the value, desirability and attractiveness of each property and of our neighborhood.  

Below are some of the rules, restrictions and guidelines that the HHHOA Architectural Chair emphasizes and is chartered to enforce. 

  1. Residents shall maintain their respective lot and house in the same condition as a reasonably prudent homeowner would, so that the entire property reflects a high pride of ownership. Sidewalk clearing (of snow, dirt, leaves, weeds, moss) is included in this requirement. 
  2. No building, structure, fence, wall or other improvement shall be erected, placed, or altered on any lot until the building plans, specifications and Plot Plan showing the nature, kind, shape, height, material, color and location of such structure have been submitted to and approved by the Architectural Chair.
  3. No alterations to existing fences, hedges, walls or alterations to building exterior colors or roofing materials shall be made without the prior approval of the Architectural Chair. Along with Paragraph 2, this is interpreted to included changes to driveway materials and colors.
  4. No car, pickup, boat, snowmobile trailer, recreational vehicle, camper or other type of trailer shall be stored on the property, including the front yard and street. Such items may only be stored in the garage with the door shut. If a resident requires a temporary exception to this rule, they must submit a request in writing to the Property Manager at least 10 days in advance of the date of the requested event.
  5. No animal, livestock or poultry of any kind shall be raised, bred or kept on the lot with the exception of cats, dogs, birds, fish or other small household pets. No animals shall be allowed to roam loose outside the limits of the animal owner's lot. Animal owners are responsible for cleaning up any waste produced by their animal on community property or private property within the neighborhood.
  6. No signs of any kind, except "For Sale" or "For Lease", or security monitoring signs shall be allowed on any lot.
  7. No unsightly conditions shall be permitted to exist on any lot. Unsightly conditions shall include, without limitation, laundry hanging or exposed in view for drying, litter, trash, junk or other debris, non-functioning vehicles, inappropriate, broken or damaged or ugly furniture or plants, non-decorative gear, equipment, cans, bottles, ladders, trash barrels and other such items. No air conditioning units or other projections shall be placed on the exterior walls or windows of any house. Along with Paragraphs 1 & 2, this is interpreted to also include awnings, free-standing air conditioners and generators visible from the front of the house.  The Architectural Chair should be consulted if questions.
  8. No radio or television antenna or transmitting tower shall be erected which exceeds 5 feet in height above the roofing ridgeline of the house. No separate antenna towers shall be permitted.
  9. No tree with a trunk diameter of 6 inches or greater at chest height shall be cut without prior written consent of an Association representative.
  10. All structures and fences must be kept clean of graffiti.
  11. Firewood must be out of sight from the street.
  12. Houses needing repainting or requiring roof or yard maintenance will be considered to exhibit an "unsightly condition" and shall be considered in violation of the CC&Rs, Article Eleven-8. The owner will be given a reasonable time to remedy the situation. If no or insufficient action is taken, the Association will have the option to take action at the owner's expense.

Violation of the above guidelines will result in the property owner receiving written notice of non-compliance from the Architectural Chair or the HHHOA. If the property owner fails to remedy the situation, the Association will have the right to remedy the situation and charge the property owner the cost of the action plus a service charge.  A monthly penalty may also be assessed, per the Violation Enforcement Policy list.

To submit plans for approval, contact the Architectural Chair at least 2 weeks before starting the project. To receive clarification of any of the above guidelines, please review the various Guidelines & FAQs section below (or elsewhere at the HHHOA web site), or contact the Property Manager.