you didn’t have an active homeowner’s association?
If you’ve noticed that Woodgate is not cluttered with unused and junk vehicles, broken garage doors, weeds, debris, holes in siding, falling down fences, trash, etc., it’s not by mere coincidence. Your Homeowners Association is responsible for correcting many of these kinds of covenant and code violations in Woodgate. Many neighborhoods in Aurora have Protective Covenants but no HOA to enforce them, and it shows. Without an Association, it is up to individual homeowners to take action, which rarely happens because neighbors don’t like to make complaints against neighbors. Can you imagine what Woodgate would look like if it didn’t have an active HOA? Perhaps you moved into Woodgate because of its kept appearance. It is imperative that we maintain Woodgate’s appeal and property values and continue with the Homeowner’s Association*. We can’t do it without your support however.
*The Woodgate Single Family Homeowners Association has authority to enforce covenants for homes built by Wood Brothers Filings 1-4 (areas 1-18 on map). Richmond built homes and townhomes,which include Woodgate Precedent, Woodgate Recreational, and Woodgate Terrace (areas 19-26 on map), have mandatory dues and paid management companies to enforce their covenants. All Aurora residents must comply with Aurora City Zoning Codes.
The Woodgate Single Family Homeowners Association enforces city codes by handing out advisory notes from the HOA. Most homes correct issues when they receive these notes. Homes that do not correct city code violations are reported to the city. They city codes office verifies the violation and ensures that it is corrected. They can take actions ranging from violation notices up to court appearances.
The Woodgate Single Family Homeowners Association enforces the covenants for Filings 1-4 by handing out advisory notes from the HOA. Most homes correct issues when they receive these notes. Homes that do not correct the issues receive up to three official letters from the HOA and, if not corrected at that point, are referred to the HOA lawyer for legal action.
Subset of Aurora Zoning Codes (recent changes in blue)
Bushes over sidewalks must be cut back six inches from the sidewalk to clear the walkway. Plants which have thorns, spines, or prickles shall be set back a minimum of four feet from a public sidewalk. Tree branches must be kept at least 8′ above the sidewalk and 13’6″ above the street. Dead trees and shrubs must be removed.
Contractor signs may only be displayed in yards while the work is currently being done.
All structures and accessory structures must be maintained in a state of good repair, weather tight and painted.
All fences must be maintained in good structural condition including pickets, rails and posts. A fence permit is not required for new or replacement fences; however, installation of a new or existing fence must adhere to city standards (contact Access Aurora to be connected to the correct office for these regulations). Call 811 to locate buried gas/electric/phone/cable lines before digging.
All fireworks are illegal in Aurora.
Some type of landscape material must be installed and maintained to prevent erosion and conditions which may cause erosion. Barren soil, patches of dirt and weeds are not considered approved landscaping material.
Outdoor storage of items such as major appliances, indoor furniture, auto parts, tree limbs and debris, etc is not allowed in residential areas.
No parking of vehicles (boats, campers, RV’s etc.) on landscape or lawn. New parking areas must be surfaced with asphalt, concrete, brick or stone pavers (gravel not permitted). All parking surfaces must be free of dirt, litter and weeds.
It is the responsibility of the occupants and/or owner to remove all animal droppings from their property on a daily basis. Animal excrement must be removed immediately from any public property. All dogs must be leashed.
Within 24 hours after a snowfall ends, snow must be removed from all city sidewalks adjacent to your property, including snow on sidewalks outside rear and side fences. The fine for single family homes is $25/day for the first two days, and then the city will charge the homeowner for a city contractor to remove the snow.
TRASH REMOVAL AND CONTAINERS
Trash service is required with a registered trash hauler. Trash must be in an approved, secure (from blowing out) trash container. Trash containers may be stored in rear or side yard only, not in the front or side yard adjacent to a public street and must be screened. Trash may NOT be placed in front of house prior to 5 pm on the day before pick-up and must be removed within 12 hours after pickup. Trash bags may not be set out until the day of trash pickup.
Car parts may not be stored outside. Inoperative or unlicensed vehicles (boats, campers, RV’s etc.) may NOT be on public streets. Inoperative or wrecked vehicles may NOT be stored outdoors. Vehicles for sale may NOT be parked on public property except if in front of the owner’s house. IT IS UNLAWFUL TO CONDUCT AUTO REPAIR OUTSIDE ON PRIVATE PROPERTY. MOTOR VEHICLES MUST BE CURRENTLY REGISTERED AND DISPLAY A VALID LICENSE PLATE.
To ensure pedestrian and vehicular safety, no plants, fences, trees and/or other objects over 26″ high may be maintained in the visibility triangle measured from intersecting lines 30 feet each way along street gutter from the corner.
It is the responsibility of the occupant and/or owner of any property to cut and remove all weeds over 8″ in height. Weeds outside rear and side fences must also be removed.
(Richmond built homes and townhomes have their own covenants and mandatory property management companies, which are listed at the bottom of the Home page, with contact information also listed on the Links/Contacts page.)
STORAGE OF BOATS, CAMPERS, TRAILERS, ETC.
No vehicle, boats, campers, trailers, etc. shall be stored or permitted to remain for more than five (5) continuous days on any lot, or on the street in front of any lot, except within enclosed garages or in completely secured from vision area, in the rear and/or side yard of the property. See City Code.
RADIO AND TV ANTENNAS
Radio and TV aerials shall not exceed eight (8) feet higher than the ridge of any structure and shall be attached to said structure.
No signs of any kind shall be displayed to the public view on any site except one professional sign of not more than one (1) square foot or one sign of not more than (5) square feet advertising the property for sale or rent.
No structure of a temporary character, trailer, basement, tent, shack, garage, barn or other building shall be used on any site at any time as residence, either temporary or permanently.
SIGHT DISTANCE AT INTERSECTIONS
No fence, wall hedge or shrub planting shall be placed or permitted to remain on any corner site except in conformity with the applicable resolutions, regulation, and restriction of the city and county board and agencies of the County of Arapahoe, State of Colorado, nor shall any tree be permitted to remain within such areas unless foliage line is maintained at sufficient height to prevent obstruction of sight lines.