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 Codes and Ordinances, such as the Building Code, and often address common hot-button issues such as:
vehicle or trailer parking
nuisances and disturbances
new construction or alterations to existing structures
Some residents mistakenly assume that declining WOHA membership releases them from these rules. This is not accurate. All residents are legally bound to the Covenants, regardless of WOHA membership status. 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 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. Therefore, WOHA recommends the following steps to address a potential violation swiftly:
1) First call the CoSA Service Center by dialing 311. The attendant will dispatch the appropriate staff to investigate. Your report can be made anonymously.
2) Alert WOHA via our website or mail that you filed a report with CoSA. Our Board will monitor some violations to insure proper follow through by CoSA.
3) If the 311 attendant advises that your concern does not fall under CoSA jurisdiction, contact WOHA via our website or mail since it may qualify as a Covenant violation which CoSA does not enforce. Please note, WOHA is an all-volunteer organization and its board members may not be available to respond to urgent matters. For emergencies, always dial 911 first.
As mentioned above, WOHA Covenants are supplemental to City of San Antonio Codes and Ordinances which address a broad range of community issues. Click the button to access these regulations on the City's website. Dial 311 to report a potential violation.