Community Covenants

Every property within Whispering Oaks is required by law to adhere to WOHA Covenants which are restrictions attached to each property's deed. These neighborhood-specific rules were established by our community's original developers circa 1968 and are automatically included in every purchase or transfer of property in Whispering Oaks. No property is exempt from these restrictions.

Covenants are intended to safeguard Whispering Oaks property values, maintain neighborhood integrity and reduce conflict among residents. They are supplemental to CoSA Municipal Code and related Ordinances, and seek to mitigate common hot-button issues such as:

 

  • yard debris and property upkeep

  • fencing and sheds

  • outdoor pets

  • vehicle or trailer parking in driveways and yards

  • nuisances threatening neighborhood quality of life

  • new construction or alterations to existing structures  

Some residents mistakenly assume that declining WOHA membership releases them from these rules. However, all residents are legally bound to the Covenants, regardless of WOHA membership status. Additionally, property owners whose renters or guests violate the Covenants can be held liable for the consequences.

 

It is the responsibility of WOHA to enforce the rules on behalf of the community. Owners of properties that are in violation typically receive a courtesy notice requesting adherence. Failing to correct a violation in a timely manner may result in legal proceedings and financial liability for the associated costs.

Please note, Whispering Oaks is divided into over a dozen Neighborhood Conservation Districts reflecting how the community's original developers sold plots over serveral years, and the Covenants vary slightly between these NCD "Units". Click the box to view one example. Refer to your property's deed for your actual Covenants.

Residents may report possible Covenant or City Code violations to WOHA.

However, WOHA generally defers to CoSA for enforcement of its Municipal Code which is far more encompassing than the Covenants. Learn more on our Violations Page.

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WOHA Covenants for Units 1-2 (others vary only slightly)