How many and what types of pets am I permitted to have on my lot and/or in my household?

The Township Covenants (See Section 10.03) provide that “no animals, except customary household pets, shall be kept or maintained on any Lot” and that “no animal shall be allowed or permitted on any portion of the Property except the Lot of its owner unless same shall be under the control of the owner or another person by leash, rope, chain or other restraining device”. The Residential Standards (see Section 3.3.A.) go on to provide that “no more than three customary household pets may be placed or kept outside of the home. Pets should not be allowed to run at large. Pets should be confined to the owner’s lot or controlled by a restraint device”. To the extent any structure is desired to be constructed related to the occupancy or restraint of any customary household pet, the Covenants require that the “placement, construction, alteration or repair of any temporary or permanent structure or improvement on a lot with an existing single-family dwelling must have the prior written approval of the Residential Design Review Committee or their designated staff.” Note the specific standards associated with construction of Dog Houses and Dog Runs (see Section 2.4 of the Standards). What defines a customary household pet is the determination of the Development Standards Committee (DSC) and designated staff utilizing what is customary for the area at the time of consideration, taking into account the totality of the circumstances including current customs and potential noise, odors and/or overall impact on the neighborhood.

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4. Do I need a permit to repaint my home?
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8. Are there special rules about trash can storage and placement?
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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?