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Moving something old out or adding something new could add excitement to your home.

Are you looking to add something to your home? A shed from your local hardware store, a trim for your windows or some landscaping to improve your yard? Even if your addition is not visible from the street, approval is required for almost all additions. Before you start your project, make sure that you have received approval.

What type of additions require ACC approval?

  • Sheds
  • Landscaping
  • Solar Panels
  • Playscapes
  • Pools
  • Patio or deck

Next Steps in Submitting a Property Improvement Request


Submit a request form found on homeowner portal to the EMG ARC Department- please gather all supporting documents (lot survey showing location/dimensions, vendor plan showing project details unless doing it themselves, sample photos of material, and a photo of the area where project is being done). Some projects may require more documentation. 


Applications are reviewed within 24-48 hours as they come in to determine if application is complete.

  • If application is incomplete, an email is sent back to the homeowner letting them know what information/documents are missing in order for their application to be reviewed. 
  • If application is complete, an email is sent back to the homeowner letting them know that their application was received and is being submitted for review and that the Board/committee has up to 30 days to make a decision (some have 45 days). 

The Board/Committee will review the application to determine if the improvement meets the architectural rules/guidelines established for the community and follows the aesthetic of the community.


Once the Board has made and submitted their decision to the ARC department, an approval/denial letter will be sent within 24-48 hours via email (USPS Mail if there is no email address).


The homeowner may begin working on their improvement after they have received an ARC Approval letter. The ARC Approval letter is valid for 90 days from the date on the approval letter.

Ready to Submit Your Application?

If you choose the type of improvement you want to use on the form, improvements specific requirements for information will appear. We’re here to assist you with the details the review committee of your HOA needs to consider approving your request quickly!


The property improvement may not require the same supporting documents. If we can tailor the documents and information, we can effectively help the committee decide whether the proposal is compatible with the HOA requirements for that kind of request.


As we attempt to gather all necessary details in one place it is possible that we will require

For clarifications or other information during the review process Contact our team. HOAs may also require that review fee deposit or other forms be collected.


We’ll respond to you as quickly as we can!


Within one working day after receiving your request the request will be reviewed and deposited into the homeowner’s accounts. We will contact you via an email in order to verify that the request was received for review, and will give the timeframe to make a decision by the committee. It is easy to track the progress of your request on the internet, or via Empire Management’s App.


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