Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Thank you for visiting our FAQ page.  We have included information on most frequently asked questions.  If you have any questions about the answers as provided on this page, you may contact the Board of Directors.

If you have a question that you think would be important to have listed on our Facts/Answers/Questions page, please submit those questions via email to the Board of Directors.  We appreciate your thoughts and suggestions.

For your convenience the questions have been divided into topic categories that include the following:

ACC (Architectural Control)

ASSOCIATION

COMMITTEES

COVENANTS

ACC: Are there any restrictions regarding parking of my RV?
Yes, the Protective Covenants of Sixth Avenue West requires under C-6:“TEMPORARY STRUCTURES AND RECREATIONAL VEHICLESNo trailer, trailer camper, boat, truck camper or like mobile unit shall be permitted to remain upon any lot or public right-of-way either temporarily or permanently unless hidden from view in such a way as to not be a public nuisance in the opinion of the architectural control committee.”
***Additionally, under Jefferson County ordinance  5.55.10.3: “No major recreational vehicle or trailer shall be parked on any County highway within any residential district in unincorporated Jefferson County for a period in excess of two (2) weeks for any one-year period. ”
*** SOME EXCEPTIONS MAY APPLY TO FILINGS 4 & 5 – SEE ACC PAGE

ACC: Do I need a PERMIT to do work on my home?
It is always recommended that you contact the Jefferson County Planning and Zoning Department  prior to making any changes either externally or internally to your home and give them the details of your work. They will be happy to answer your questions. Please click here for a link to the Jefferson County Planning and Zoning Department. Note: Not obtaining the proper building permits prior to performing work either externally or internally on your lot/home could potentially lead to penalties, fines and “Red Tagging” of the home by the Jefferson County Planning and Zoning Department.  The 6th Avenue West Association strongly urges all homeowners in Sixth Avenue West to check with and receive if necessary the proper permission from the Jefferson County Planning and Zoning Department prior to starting any lot/home modifications.ADDITIONALLY:  Architectural Control Committee approval is also required for many improvements. *** SOME EXCEPTIONS MAY APPLY TO FILINGS 4 & 5 – SEE ACC PAGE

ACC: Do I need approval to make improvements to my property and how do I go about getting it?
Yes, approval by the Architectural Control Committee is required  for many external lot changes as set out in the Protective Covenants. Please contact the ACC (Architectural Control Committee) to verify if your specific change to your property may require approval from the ACC. ***You may email the The Architecture & Planning Vice President to request approval from the ACC. *** SOME EXCEPTIONS MAY APPLY TO FILINGS 4 & 5 – SEE ACC PAGE

ACC: I am concerned if my neighbor has received the proper permission from the Architectural Control Committee (ACC) or Jefferson County Planning and Zoning Department, what do I do?
You may contact the Association’s Architecture & Planning Vice President to find out if the proper permission was received from the Architectural Control Committee (ACC).  If you have a concern about your neighbor and whether the activity on his/her property meets zoning regulations you can visit the Jefferson County Planning and Zonings Departments web application.   For more information Click here.

ACC: What are the requirements if I want to build a small shed or a playhouse, etc.
All structures must be in architectural compliance with the Protective Covenants.The requirements for building sheds, playhouses ect. are governed under section C-2 of the Protective Covenants.“C-2 ARCHITECTURAL CONTROLNo building shall be erected, placed or altered on any lot until the construction plans and specifications and a plan showing the location of the structure have been approved by the Architectural Control Committee as to quality of workmanship and materials, harmony of external design with existing structures, and as to location with respect to topography and finish grade elevation.  No fence or wall shall be erected placed or altered on any lot nearer to any street than the minimum building setback line unless similarly approved.”Please submit your plans to the Association’s Architecture & Planning Vice President for approval by the Architectural Control Committee.  Please visit the contact us page. ***Sheds and certain other structures are subject to specific restrictions through zoning and building regulations of Jefferson County. Many structures require a building permit before any type of structures such as garages, storage and tool sheds, patio covers, gazebos etc can be built on a residential lot. The property owner must complete a permit application and provide a site and structural plan showing all dimensions of the proposed structure. The permit fee varies depending on the size of the structure.For Jefferson County regulations that may apply to mini-structures, which the county defines as “A detached accessory building used as a tool or storage shed, playhouse or similar use …”.Homeowners with additional questions should contact the Jefferson County Planning and Zoning Department. Click here for a link to the Jefferson County Planning and Zoning Department. *** SOME EXCEPTIONS MAY APPLY TO FILINGS 4 & 5 – SEE ACC PAGE

ASSOCIATION: Does Sixth Avenue West have a Homeowners’ Association?
Yes, Sixth Avenue West has had an active Homeowners Association since 1973.

ASSOCIATION: How do I find out what’s going on in the community?
The 6th Avenue West Homeowners’ Association meets monthly on the 2nd Tuesday of the month. Meetings announcements are posted on this website and usually at the entrances to the community. They are open to all HOA members of the community which may speak and give input on topics of discussion and the community input portion.  Non-members may attend but only only to view without participation. The SPOTLIGHT is the 6th Avenue West Homeowners Association newsletter, which is published and distributed bi-monthly to all homes in the community by the Homeowners’ Association. The SAWHOA Web Site is always available to members with internet access. It contains information about the Association, the community happenings, historical information about the community and contact information for the Board of Directors and for the Special Committees of the Association.

ASSOCIATION: I would like to be an active and involved member in the 6th Avenue West Homeowners Association. How do become Active?
The 6th Avenue West Homeowners’ Association meets monthly on the 2nd Tuesday of the month. Meetings announcements are posted on this website and usually at the entrances to the community. They are open to all HOA members of the community which may speak and give input on topics of discussion and the community input portion.  Non-members may attend but only only to view without participation. The SPOTLIGHT is the 6th Avenue West Homeowners Association newsletter, which is published and distributed bi-monthly to all homes in the community by the Homeowners’ Association. The SAWHOA Web Site is always available to members with internet access. It contains information about the Association, the community happenings, historical information about the community and contact information for the Board of Directors and for the Special Committees of the Association.