FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How is Heritage Woods organized and managed? The Heritage Woods Homeowners Association is a non-profit organization. The basic purpose of the Association is to govern Heritage Woods in accordance with the governing documents. The Association is governed by a Board of Directors, elected by the members of the Association. The Board of Directors of the Association has the power and duty to administer the affairs of the Association in accordance with the governing documents.

  • Is membership in the Association optional? No. Any person who becomes an Owner at Heritage Woods Residential Community is automatically a Member of the Association. Membership is mandatory. It ceases when the person ceases to own in Heritage Woods. Every Member is subject to the requirements of the governing documents.

  • Does the Association have an annual fee or assessment? Yes. Every owner is required to pay a yearly assessment imposed by the Association. These funds are used for the Common Expenses of the Association. These expenses are incurred in the administration, management, maintenance, and operation of Heritage Woods. The assessments are due yearly in advance on or before the last day of March. Payments not received by the thirty-first (31st) day of March are considered late and will be referred for legal action. The Treasurer of the Association will make every reasonable effort to provide you with a statement at least 20 days in advance of the assessment due date. However, failure to receive a bill does not exempt you from paying your assessments. Failure to pay assessments may result in a lien on the delinquent property. While the Association prefers not to take these actions, they are required under the terms of the covenant.

  • I bought my property in January. Do I have to pay a full year’s assessment for the first year? No. Your yearly assessment is pro-rated starting on the first day of the month following the closing date. Thus, if you closed on your lot in January, you would owe 2 months assessments (February-March), or $11.16 at the current rate.

  • Does the Association have meetings? There will be at least one meeting of the Association annually in January as specified in the By-Laws or as established by the Board of Directors. However, special meetings of the Association may be called by the Board of Directors of the Association or upon the presentation of a petition signed by at least 67% of the Owners. Notice of meetings shall be given in writing to the Owners.

  • Does the Association have a set of rules and regulations? Yes. See the Covenants and Restrictions section of this website.

  • How does the Association enforce the rules and regulations? The board has legal authority to call the sheriff and take owners to court for non-compliance of covenants.

  • I believe a violation of the rules and regulations is taking place. What do I do? If you notice any violation, please don't hesitate to contact the Board of Directors in writing.

  • What are the procedures for painting or making a modification or addition to to my property? All modifications and improvements undertaken on your home or lot must be approved by the Association's Architectural Committee.

  • I believe that illegal activity is taking place. What do I do? All illegal activities are law enforcement issues. Please contact the Howard County Sheriff's Department.