Architecture Control

Purchasing Property, Refinancing, and/or Building in RMR?

Are you planning on purchasing property, refinancing, or building in RMR? The POA assesses a fee for some these transactions and requires a construction deposit for some types of construction. If you have questions, please contact the POA Board member responsible for Architectural Control, or if you need documentation, please contact the River Mountain Ranch POA Bookkeeper, Helen Davidson, at 512-517-9576 or via email at helen@wimberleybookkeepers.com. She can also be reached via regular mail at: River Mountain Ranch Property Owner’s Association, P.O.Box 182, Wimberley, TX 78676.  Also, please read the Covenants & Restrictions on the Documents page as well as Policy #2 Obtain Architectural Approval.  The policy provides the information details on the the process used for architectural approval of construction plans.

Current Members of the AC Committee:

Albert Sander
Brian Davis
Don William
John Deones
Rachel Brocker

How do I get Architectural Approval for New Construction and/or Additions to Existing Construction to include Swimming Pools?

For property owners in River Mountain Ranch  planning new or modified construction projects.  Here is a summary of the process:

Please download and read Policy # 2 – Obtaining Architectural Approval & Required Construction Deposit in River Mountain Ranch, effective 18 May 2012. The policy may be viewed in your browser or downloaded from the Documents page of this website.

Is a construction deposit required when doing any type of construction in RMR?

Effective 10 October 2009, the construction deposit will be $1000. Recent events regarding the dumping of construction waste and debris (i.e., concrete and tile) along our common roads has been extremely troubling and has resulted in the Board unanimously voting on 8 October 2009 to increase the construction deposit to $1000.

Please download and read Policy # 2 – Obtaining Architectural Approval & Required Construction Deposit in River Mountain Ranch, effective 18 May 2012. The policy may be downloaded from the Documents page of this website.

This deposit is required prior to receiving final architectural approval for the construction of new homes, additions to homes, garages, and pools. The deposit amount was instituted as a result of construction vehicles causing damage to RMR POA owned roads and common areas as well as to some privately owned property.

Under the provisions of the RMR Covenants & Restrictions (see Documents page) paragraphs A – Land Use and C – Landowner’s Agreement, it is the responsibility of the owner of the property to ensure that their builder is physically removing construction debris from River Mountain Ranch.

Architectural Control will notify the property owner if a violation of the Covenants & Restrictions has occured either verbally by phone call or in writing by email or letter. The property owner will be given a reasonable deadline to remove the offending debris. In the event that the property owner does not comply within the allowed time frame, the POA Board will take action, under the provisions of the Covenants & Restrictions, to clean up the debris. The cost of the cleanup will be deducted from the construction deposit. If the cost is greater than the construction deposit, the POA will bill the property owner for the difference. Please contact Architectural Control if you have any questions (see Board Page for contact information).

Are building permits required and what are the Building Inspection requirements for Unincorporated Areas?

Hays County Property Owners must file a Development Authorization with Hays County Development Services Department prior to any construction on their property. They may be contacted at 512-393-2150 or at http://www.co.hays.tx.us/development-regulations.aspx. This applies to all land modification activities except for fencing.

Need a Re-sale Certificate?

Re-Sale certificates are available through the River Mountain Ranch POA Bookkeeper, Helen Davidson, at 512-517-9576 or via email at helen@wimberleybookkeepers.com. The Re-Sale Certificate must be signed by a Board Member.