My backyard gets water from both of the yards behind mine. Is that unusual?
No, not really. In The Woodlands, the developer has deliberately designed around the existing natural drainage patterns as much as possible, to preserve the native trees and shrubs. That means that lot-to-lot drainage may occur, and when it does, the best thing to do is make the most of it by planting or maintaining plants that thrive in that condition. A guide to natural landscaping is available by calling 281-210-3973.

If you feel adversely impacted by a particular situation, the best thing to do is contact your neighbors directly. Texas law requires that the owners of land ensure that the placement of any improvement or landscaping does not halt or impede the flow of water or redirect it or increase the amount of water flowing off of or onto neighboring land. Enforcement of this requirement is by the neighboring landowners.

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1. Where can I find specific information on Short-Term Rental requirements and procedures for The Woodlands?
2. What are The Woodlands Covenants and Residential Standards?
3. Do I need a permit to remove a tree?
4. Do I need a permit to repaint my home?
5. Why don't the standards regulate barking dogs or vehicles parking on the street?
6. Do we have a leash law in The Woodlands?
7. What about a "pooper scooper" law?
8. Are there special rules about trash can storage and placement?
9. My backyard gets water from both of the yards behind mine. Is that unusual?
10. Are utility buildings allowed in The Woodlands?
11. Is my fence approved? My contractor was going to turn in the paperwork for me but I never heard from anyone to tell me if my fence is okay or not.
12. I can't believe my neighbors installed a play fort next door. That would never have been allowed in my old subdivision.
13. My daughter is living at the dorm for her first year in college. I need to park her car on the driveway until she comes home in June. Is that allowed?
14. Can I occasionally bring my camper to my home?
15. Can I have a garage sale?
16. I don't usually see many signs around. Are there special rules regarding them?
17. Can I install outdoor lighting?
18. The house down the street appears to be vacant and the lawn is getting awfully long. What can be done?
19. Can somebody run a business out of their home?
20. How many and what types of pets am I permitted to have on my lot and/or in my household?
21. How can I be a part of the group that makes decisions about residents' home improvements?