Solar Energy Systems
The BHHOA does not restrict installation of solar energy systems on homeowner property. (Per the California Solar Rights Act.) It is not necessary to submit an application for architectural approval.
How to Obtain Architectural Approval
To request architectural approval for your project, complete the ARC Review Request form. Include any plans, color schemes, roof types, and any other pertinent data. For simple requests, you can complete the form electronically and then email it. This will expedite the approval process. Otherwise,
- Mail the form to
Bollinger Hills Homeowner Association, attn: Architectural Committee,
P.O. Box 449, San Ramon, CA 94583-0449
- Fax the form and plans to (925) 307-7181
The Architectural Committee will review your plans.
You will be advised if the plans are approved or not within 30 days of receipt of your request. We normally respond within one week, usually by email.
Failure to obtain ARC approval may result in fines, stoppage of work, and/or enforcement of CC&R provisions to reverse work already started or completed.
Contractors may on occasion assure you that work they are about to perform is approved by the BHHOA. A contractor may claim to know what the association architectural rules are and what is and is not permitted. They may indicate that they have performed the same work somewhere else in the development and there was not a problem. The contractor may even tell you that it is all but guaranteed that the association will approve the project. These are all false and misleading statements.
No contractor can speak on behalf of the association. As a homeowner, you are utlimately responsible for ensuring that any architectural change has been approved by the BHHOA prior to start of the project.
Contacting the ARC
Phone - 925.415.0847
FAX - 925.307.7181
Email - firstname.lastname@example.org