Architectural Requests

The Declaration of Covenants, Conditions, and Restrictions (CC&Rs) of the Highlands Subdivision Homeowners Association requires that the homeowner request approval from the Board of Directors prior to doing any exterior modifications and/or additions to your home or property.

The review process ensures that property values are maintained and the character of the neighborhood is preserved. Some examples of modifications needing approval are:

  • Room Additions
  • Decks and fences
  • Changes of exterior colors of your home
  • Sheds
  • Playground Equipment
  • Basketball goals
  • Satellite dishes
  • Major landscaping
  • Etc.

Please remember that homeowners are required to submit a plat map with a drawing of where the architecture will be placed with respect to boundary lines, easements, etc. To obtain a plat map, please visit the link below.

Here is the URL for the Elevate GIS website:

To request architectural approval for your project, complete the Architectural Approval Request form and remit to the Board of Directors by emailing or by mailing to: PO Box 1695 Bloomington, IN 47402.

Click to download the 2021 Architecture Request Form

Additional instructions and guidelines are provided on the form.

Review the architectural guidelines in our CC&Rs prior to planning any project.  If you are not sure that your work requires architectural review, contact the Board of Directors via email,

Most requests will be discussed and voted on at the next regularly scheduled Board meeting.

Tip: If you do not have a way to scan your completed Architecture From don’t worry! There is an app called Genius Scan that allows you to take a picture of the completed form with your smart phone and converts the picture to a PDF document. Then you can email the document to the address on the form. The app is available for both iOS and Android.