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There is No Parking In Yards in Shepherd Forest
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Shepherd Forest Deed Restrictions
Shepherd Forest is a Deed Restricted Neighborhood and works with the City of Houston to enforce the Deed Restrictions outlined below. Deed Restrictions are vital to protecting the integrity and appearance of the neighborhood. Shepherd Forest Deed Restrictions do not require mandatory Civic Club dues, nor do they allow the Civic Club to place liens against a property. The Deed Restrictions are in place to: enforce set back (no build) lines, require that residents maintain their homes and yards in an attractive manner, prohibit the parking of vehicles in yards, prohibit the storage of appliances/furniture/dumpsters on lots, and prohibit the operation of automotive repair shops from being run at a residence.
The New Deed Restrictions WILL NOT:
- Require Mandatory Civic Club Dues.
- Create a Homeowners Association.
- Require the Removal of Existing Carports.
- Allow for Liens Against a Property for Nonpayment of Civic Club Dues.
The entire Amended & Restated Deed Restriction proposal was discussed and voted on at the May 17, 1999, Civic Club meeting. Every homeowner in Shepherd Forest is asked to sign an official copy of the proposed deed restrictions. With almost 1000 homes in our neighborhood, and over 50% of the residents required to sign their approval of the deed restrictions, this project takes the efforts of many residents. The civic club continues to provide free notary service to those signing.
The passage of the Amended & Restated Deed Restrictions for Shepherd Forest is imperative if we want to maintain property values and the quality of life found in our neighborhood. The proposals offer protection from inappropriate use of our residential property. The Amended Deed Restrictions will affect every resident, just as the current ones do. Only the notarized signatures of homeowners can be accepted to pass them. It is important that you read and clearly understand these restrictions. Want to know what section you belong to? Click here
Original Deed Restrictions
Amended & Restated Deed Restrictions
Section 3 (ratified)
Let's keep Shepherd Forest a place you are proud to call home! You can help in two ways: 1) signing your section's deed restrictions (see below); and 2) joining the Deed Restriction Committee. Being a committee member is easy! Simply attend an upcoming deed restriction seminar, learn about the deed restrictions, and then get together with your neighbors for some block walking! Great news - The Deed Restriction Committee has successfully completed the ratification of the Section 3 deed restrictions. We are now focusing on Sections 1 and 2. If you would like more information or would like to help get signatures, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.