Farmington Hills Zoning Requirements for Homeowners:
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Building permits in Farmington Ridge, Farmington Grove, and the Farmington Glen subdivisions must have FRHA approval before being submitted to Farmington Hills. Please contact any FRHA board member for more information. Contact Information can be found on the Contact Us page.
What are Deed Restrictions? Deed restrictions are terms and conditions that are part of the deed to your property, and place limitations on how you may use your property. When this area was originally platted as a subdivision the developer created this set of terms and conditions that applied to each and every purchaser of property, whether the property was bought by a builder, another developer or homeowner. Each subsequent purchaser of that property also bought the property “subject to restrictions of record”.
Why have Deed Restrictions? Deed restrictions are for your benefit. They establish certain rules that must be followed by everyone within a given subdivision. Not only do deed restrictions prohibit parking boats and trailers on a driveway, as an example, they also require that all houses be no less than 2,000 square feet, for two story houses. Deed restrictions are designed to preserve the character, and hence value, of a neighborhood.
Who may enforce the restrictions? Deed restrictions are contracts between and among all property owners who live in a single subdivision. While your Homeowners Association has taken an active role in enforcing the deed restrictions, any one subdivision property owner may seek to enforce the restrictions against another subdivision property owner.
How are deed restrictions enforced? If any given situation has deteriorated to the point that a property owner refuses to live up to the terms of a deed restriction (that property owner has breached his/her contract) then that property owner can be sued, and if appropriate the court can force the property owner to comply with the deed restrictions.
Membership dues are $150 per lot annually, and are collected for the period April 1 through March 31, every year. Unpaid dues are subject to collection costs, including property liens.
Unpaid dues are assessed interest and the costs incurred in the collection process. Members rights are suspended while dues are outstanding.
Timely payment of dues is absolutely essential to the smooth operation of the association. Please contact the president or treasurer with any questions or problems concerning the dues before your account becomes delinquent.
As a courtesy to your neighbors, please clean up after your pet as you walk in the neighborhood. For everyone’s safety, do not allow your pet to run free in the neighborhood.
Farmington Hills Animal Ordinances:
sec 6-5: No person shall keep any animal which emits loud or shrill noises, which by loud or frequent or habitual barking, howling, yelping or calling shall cause serious annoyance to the neighborhood or to persons passing by upon the streets.
sec 6-37: No person owning any dog or cat shall cause, suffer, or allow such dog or cat to soil, defile, defecated, or to commit any nuisance on a public thoroughfare, sidewalk, passageway, bypass, play area, park or any place where people congregate or walk, or upon any public property whatsoever, or upon any private property without permission of the owner unless the person who so owns, harbors, keeps or is in charge of such dog or cat shall immediately remove all droppings deposited by such dog or cat by any sanitary method.
sec 6-10: Feeding of pigeons, gulls and Canada geese is prohibited.
For further info please view the Farmington Hills Code of Ordinances.
Trash collection is on Monday. Please do not put your trash out any sooner than Sunday evening. On weeks where a holiday falls on Monday, trash pick up will take place on Tuesday.
Your recyclables are picked up on the same day as your trash. Each homeowner should have received a green recycling bin including detailed instructions on how and what to recycle.
More information can be found on the Farmington Hills website.