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 is working to improve how it communicates its intentions to property owners and we are currently developing a more nuanced deed restriction violation procedure. Once finalized, this procedure will be posted on the website.
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 click the appropriate PDF link below to access the guidelines for filing Deed Restrictions or Architectural Review questions or comments.
Please submit your inquiries to the Deed Restrictions Committee Chair for review.