Home Improvement Process

The Covenants require that all improvements to existing structures and all new construction on lots with completed homes be approved by the Residential Design Review Committee, a committee of homeowners elected by the residents of each village. This includes but is not limited to: paint color changes, fences, play structures, decks, paving, patio covers, storage buildings, new garages, garage conversions, room additions, satellite dishes, exterior lighting, fireplaces, outdoor kitchens, pools and spas.

Plans are reviewed and acted on in accordance with The Woodlands Residential Development Standards. There is a separate application form for each type of improvement. The following information is provided as a summary of the application process, and it is not intended to be all-inclusive. To begin planning a home improvement, call The Woodlands Township, Covenant Administration Department, at 281-210-3973, to request an information packet for your particular project.
  1. Neighborhood Criteria
  2. Project Approvals
  3. Supplemental Information
  4. Committee Decisions

Neighborhood Criteria

Your packet will include the Neighborhood Criteria, if applicable for your lot, specific design criteria set by the Standards which ensure the architectural integrity of each specific neighborhood. They regulate materials and design, building set backs, restrictions as to the percentage of a lot which may be covered by hard surface such as concrete, and restrictions as to the number of square feet of living area allowable in a given area.

More Information

To avoid misunderstandings and inconvenience, always contact The Woodlands Township office for the current standard as applicable. The Woodlands Township is open Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Please contact the Covenant Administration Department at 281-210-3973.