The purpose of the deed restrictions is to establish and preserve the architectural integrity and aesthetic harmony of the Oak Forest community, which directly benefits all homeowners through maintaining and increasing home values.
In its efforts to improve its processes in order to better serve the foregoing aims, the OFHA Board has worked to improve communication to property owners and we have developed a more nuanced deed restriction violation policy and procedure. The complete Deed Restriction Committee Policy can be found HERE.
All new construction and substantial renovations to structures require approval by OFHA under pre-existing applicable deed restrictions. OFHA has no present intention to enforce front setback requirements against carports and similar structures in existence as of January 1, 2020, where they encroach upon front setback requirements but otherwise have limited impact. However, the applicable deed restrictions remain in full force and effect, and they are neither waived nor abandoned by OFHA. Please submit your inquiries to the Deed Restrictions Committee Chair for review.