Design Guidelines and Approval Form

Approval from the Architectural Review Committee (ARC) is required before any changes can be made on the exterior of your property, even if someone else has the same thing. Please review the design guidelines below and then use the form below to submit your plans. Once submitted you will hear back shortly to request any additional information or to inform you of the decision.

Approval process

  1. Obtain city permits for the project, if required - see resources below

  2. Draw up detailed plans - Should show lot boundaries, house, sidewalk, dimensions, item you want approved and distances related to closest house points, lot boundaries, etc.

  3. Submit plans to the architectural committee through the form above, email, or in person to the ARC Chair. If submitting plans in person, have two copies on paper no larger than 11" x 17"

  4. Additional information may be needed from the Architectural Review Committee

  5. Receive approval or denial from the architectural chair - Approval may be given via email, or by returning a copy of the submitted plans with the architectural stamp of approval on them and the date they were approved

If you disagree with this decision you may contact the committee to work through the issue or come to the next board meeting.

Items needing approval

Any permanent, semi-permanent items added to the property, with the sole exception of one small TV satellite dish on the side of the home, requires approval prior to the change being made. This includes items such as sheds, pergolas, solar panels, RV Pads, changing of exterior house or door colors, etc. Below are design guidelines on a few commonly submitted items so you can be prepared when submitting plans.

Design Guidelines

Driveways, RV pads, walkways

Gravel driveways are prohibited in the front yard or visible from the road, but will be permitted behind a side fence. RV Pads are permitted in front of the house and behind a fence. Walkways created with any cement type mixture must be approved whereas pavers do not need approval. Top of list.


There are three types of fences that are approved: tan vinyl, pre-cast concrete and black rod-iron. Each company may have a slight variation of tan so if you are choosing this option please submit a picture of the color. Fences cannot be more than 6' in height. Any fence coming within 15' of the front property line may not exceed 4'.

Patio Covers

Patio covers are approved based on ARC review. The appearance of patio covers must be consistent with the appearance of the house. The color must match the house trim or the wall color; or must be complementary to the house. Materials must be sturdy and high in quality. Preferred materials include aluminum and vinyl. Other materials are subject to ARC review.


Pergolas that are larger than 200 Square feet or that are attached to the house require a building permit and approval by Lehi City in addition to approval from the board. Board approval can be obtained PRIOR to obtaining a building permit, as the board does not want you to spend money on something they will not approve. However, final approval will not be given and construction cannot begin until the HOA has received a copy of the building permit. If you obtain approval from the city prior to submission to the HOA, approval by the city does not constitute approval by the HOA. Approval from the HOA does not constitute approval of design integrity. Here are the guidelines to getting the design approved. Materials must be of a sound and durable quality, no soft woods, no metal roofs, it must be secured so as not to blow away, must be of a complementary color to the house, exposed hardware must be dark, a plot plan of your lot showing your home in relation to the proposed pergola must be submitted. Please submit any examples of what the pergola will look like when finished.


Only one shed is allowed on the property and it must be behind a fence. If building on the side of the house it will need to meet Lehi city setback requirements. Wood siding, stucco, hardi-board and plastic are all approved materials. The color of the shed must be in an earth-tone. Other colors that help it blend into its surrounding may be submitted for approval. Roofing materials must be 30+ year grade architectural shingles or the plastic type found on LIFETIME sheds. The size of the shed may be no bigger than 12' x 16' with a sidewall height of 8' and a peak roof height of 12'.

Solar Panels

Solar panels require a city permit before proceeding with installation. We require that your installer be licensed with the state. Solar panels may only be installed on the side and rear of the house if they blend in well with the roof. The color must help it blend in with the roof and shingles.

Links to Lehi City Resources

Spring Creek Ranch is in a Planned Community (PC) zone. Keep this in mind when reviewing the following city resources while planning your project.