Planning Committee Page
Chairman of Planning Committee
This page is for Rimrock Meadows Planning
committee (PC) to post messages and to provide information
on how to apply for a structure permit. Download the form to your computer and fill it out. Then email
it to firstname.lastname@example.org. All structures must be permitted by the PC and anything over 200
square feet must have a county permit as well. Per Douglas County, all cargo containers must have
roofing and siding, regardless of size. All permanent shade covers must be permitted by the county, regardless
of size. A pergola does not require a county permit.
October 1, 2015
Dear Association Member,
Recently some questions and concerns have been brought to the Board about Article 9 of the Rimrock Meadows Association Covenants, which the Association members overwhelmingly adopted in 1999.
Article 9 deals with temporary structures and length of stay, and contains what is sometimes called the “180 day rule” (“you can stay at Rimrock 180 days in any 365 day period”) There seems to be different notions about how the 180 days might be counted, so the Association Board of Directors has adopted the following clarifying policy as of October 1, 2015:
Background: Article 9 of the Association covenants states in part that:
“No structure of a temporary character, basement, tent, shack, garage, trailer, boat, camper, or any outbuilding of any nature shall be used on any lot at any time as a permanent or seasonal residence or dwelling ….. etc.” , and is in the Rimrock covenants for four main reasons:
Compliance with Rimrock Covenants and applicable civil law is not “optional” for the Rimrock management or the Board of Directors or Association members. Having said this, we believe that as a community of responsible adults we can conduct ourselves within the spirit and intent of the “180 day rule”, apply good judgment in following the rules, and not create circumstances that would leave no option but to enforce the “letter of the law”. The Board of Directors wishes to thank the sincere and helpful members who provided input that helped shape this policy.
The Rimrock Board
PC _Building Application Instructions & FAQ.pdf
PC_Building Application Form.pdf