Friendly Reminders

Construction Questions

The Town Of Flower Mound is one of the strictest when it comes to building codes. For example, you have to have a building permit to just replace a fence post. Storage buildings, even small ones, have strict codes about distance from property lines and construction.
(But virtually all shed storage buildings are prohibited by the HOA restrictions anyway.)
Even the installation of gas logs in your fireplace needs a permit and an inspection before use.

To find out if you need a city permit or an inspection go to the website below.
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To view the HOA restrictions click on HOA Restrictions.

Watering restrictions

Mandatory:

Residents and businesses are prohibited from watering lawns, gardens, or landscaping between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. daily.

Voluntary:

Residents and businesses with a street address ending in an even number, and for locations without an address, are requested to limit watering landscaped areas with hose-end sprinklers or automatic irrigation systems to Sundays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays. * Residents and businesses with a street address ending in an odd number are requested to limit watering landscaped areas with hose-end sprinklers or automatic irrigation systems to Saturday, Monday, and Wednesday. * Apartments, office building complexes, or other property containing multiple addresses shall be identified by the lowest address number. * Watering landscaped areas is permitted at anytime if it is by means of a hand-held hose, faucet-filled bucket, or drip irrigation.

For more information goto: www.flower-mound.com or call 972.539.7378.

Street Parking

Please remember that street parking of commercial vehicles, or in excess of one (1) ton is prohibited by theHOA restrictions. The Town of Flower Mound also has restrictions on what commercial vehicles may be parked on any residential street. For more information click on “Restrictions” of check the city code of ordinances.

The Post Office has reminded us that parking in front of the mailboxes may result in mail not being picked up or delivered. This is one thing to do to your own mailbox but it is quite another to block one of your neighbors mail. Please be careful and considerate.

Postal regulations require that the mail carrier have “clear access” to the mailbox.

Garage Sales

The Town of Flower Mound does not require permits for garage sales. The restrictions on garage sales include: Each sale can be no longer than three days. You are only allowed two sales a year.

Trash Pickup

How do I dispose of extra brush/bulk pickup other than on my regularly scheduled pick-up days?

A: You have two options. You may call for an extra pick-up from Allied Waste Services, which will be collected within seven days. There is a minimum charge for this service, and payment must be made in advance. Allied customer service can be reached at 800.333.7301.

Another option is that you may go to the landfill located at 580 Huffines Blvd. in Lewisville Monday – Friday from 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and on Saturdays from 7 a.m. to 12 p.m. Trips are limited to once per month and a maximum of four cubic yards. Fees apply for trips exceeding four cubic yards. You must have a current water bill and driver’s license with a Town of Flower Mound address to enter. The landfill can be reached at 972.492.3888.

This service is intended for use only by Flower Mound residential customers and does not apply to commercial haulers living in Flower Mound. Additional information is available in the Allied Waste Services, Trash & Recycling Service Guide.

Walking your dog

Please do not allow your dog to defecate on another person’s property or any public property. Besides the obvious unclean nature of it, who would want to track the feces of someone’s dog into their home or automobile? If you dog does “make a deposit” it is your responsibility to remove and dispose of it. This includes in alleyways and easements.

It is unlawful to allow your dog to defecate in any city park.

The Town of Flower mound has several ordinances regarding this issue. They can be found in Chapter 6 ANIMALS, ARTICLE II.
“If a pet defecates in a public park or recreation facility, it shall be unlawful if the person in control of the animal does not immediately remove any excrement from park premises or dispose of it in a town-provided trash receptacle. If an animal running at large defecates in a public park or recreation facility, the owner of the animal shall bear the foregoing responsibilities.” Sec. 6-48, (c)

Vehicles

“Vehicles that are disabled or do not have a valid registration and inspection are not allowed to be parked 72 consecutive hours on public property or 30 consecutive days on private property in view of the public.” (Town Code Section 34-241)

Large recreation vehicles, boats, trailers, etc. are prohibited by the city to be parked on public right of way.

The HOA covenants state: “Neither a motorboat, houseboat or other similar water-borne vehicle nor any “camper” vehicle or motor home may be maintained, stored or kept on any parcel of property covered by these covenants, except in areas specifically designed by the Board of Directors.” ARTICLE V Sec. 5.4, 11.

Lawn and Property Maintenance

Your neighbors appreciate the regular mowing and edging of your lawn.

A Reminder About Lawn Care.

The Town of Flower Mound is famous for its well-manicured lawns. Consequently, the city takes enforcement of the code for mowing lawns VERY seriously.

Since the town has required for decades, that ALL new subdivisions be set up as HOAs, with lawn care requirements, we can assume that this is also a means used to insure that the town’s homes have nice lawns.

Some HOAs monitor and approve every aspect of a property’s appearance. For example, in many of Flower Mound’s neighborhoods, the homeowner is required to get the approval of the HOA for ANY landscape or paint color changes. We do not do this. Aside from specifically prohibited items, our restrictions or regulations only require that the lawn be kept in a “neat and attractive manner”. This does not mean that it has to only be mowed. Neat and attractive means that the lawn must look nice. If you allow your lawn to dry up and look bad, it is in violation of the agreement the owner signed at closing.

So far this year we have had to take steps to mow three properties. Once the owner understood that they would be held responsible for the $40 a week to mow, edge and trim the lawn, they took over the responsibility. If necessary, we will do this again.

If you want to get an idea of what “neat and attractive” is, simply look at your neighbors. Many, if not most, of your neighbors take great pride in their lawns. They invest time and money. If the property next to them is dried up or has tall weeds, you can bet that the HOA or the city will hear about it and will quickly take action.

Please maintain your lawn in accordance with city and HOA regulations.

See: Lexington Glen HOA Restrictions