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Forms and Documents

There’s all kinds of paperwork associated with owning or renting a house in our community. From by-laws to statutes, feel free to download any forms and documents you need from our site.
The Osprey Homeowners Association is happy to provide a service that helps improve community living. Carefully review all our forms, and contact us if you need any assistance.

Governing Documents

These documents, officially referred to as the "Governing Documents", form the backbone of our Homeowners Association. They contain the rules and regulations that we all need to follow.

The By-Laws govern how the Homeowners' Association (HOA) operates and contain the information needed to run the HOA. For example, the bylaws cover matters such as:

  • How often the HOA holds meetings

  • How the meetings are conducted

  • The duties of the various offices of the board of directors

  • How many people are on the board, and

  • Membership voting rights

The Declaration of Covenants, Conditions, Restrictions, Easements, Charges, and Liens (also referred to as "The Declaration") is the legal document that lays out the guidelines for the community.


The Declaration is recorded in the Richland County records, and all aspects of this document are legally binding. This means that when you purchase a lot or a home in this community, you automatically become a member of the HOA.

Basically, the Declaration constitutes the rules of our neighborhood. They govern what you can, can't, or must do with respect to your home. For example, the Declaration might require you to keep your garage door closed or prohibit certain types of landscaping. It's also typical for this document to regulate things like:

  • Basketball hoops

  • Clotheslines

  • Fences

  • TV antennas/satellite dishes, and

  • Garbage cans

In addition to the rules contained within The Declaration, the community also has specific Regulations which must be followed to ensure that the community exists in a harmonious manner.

Important Forms

Need to make changes to your property, or report a violation of the neighborhood rules? You can find these forms here.

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Do you want to put in a fence, paint your front door and shutters a different color, add a storm door, or add a screened-in porch to your back yard? This is the form for you!

The Board of Directors supports and encourages homeowners making improvements to their property. However, all homeowners are required to submit an Architectural Review Application, and receive written approval in the mail via an Architectural Decision Letter, before making improvements to their property. 


Please note that, per Sections 2.2 and 11.4 of The Declaration, construction of anything not approved in writing by the Architectural Review Board is a violation of the rules of the Osprey Homeowners' Association (HOA), and can subject the homeowner in violation to fines from the HOA, in addition to removal of the unauthorized structure at the HOA's discretion.


The Architectural Review Process is used to ensure that all improvements to properties are done within the HOA's Architectural Guidelines, which protects and enhances property value for everyone.

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Are your neighbors violating the rules of the community? Have you tried to talk to them with no avail? This is the form for you!

All members of our community are entitled to submit Violation Forms to help keep our neighborhood a great place to live.


The Board of Directors encourages you to talk to your neighbors before submitting a Violation Form, but realize that sometimes submitting a Violation Form is inevitable. All Violation Forms are submitted anonymously. The Board of Directors does not know the name of the person who submitted the violation, as MJS removes their name before sending the Violation Form to the Board. 


All Violation forms are reviewed by the Board of Directors prior to being sent to the homeowner in violation.

Architectural Standards Documents

All structures that are built in Osprey must adhere to the Osprey Architectural Standards. The most common structures that are applied for can be found below, along with its associated Architectural Standards Document.

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This document contains the Architectural Standards for Fences in Osprey. It contains all of the dimensions and specifications needed to build the Fence, Gate, Gate Latch, Posts, and Post Caps. Please note that 6x6 posts and only the approved 6x6 post caps must be used on all corners of the lot, and next to the Gate. 4x4 posts and only the approved 4x4 post caps may be used in the spans between the corners of the lot.

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This document contains the Architectural Standards for one of the two available options for Covered Porches in Osprey. It contains all of the dimensions and specifications needed to build the Covered Porch, Roof, Columns, Framing, Flashing, Ceiling, Soffit, and Fascia.

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This document contains the Architectural Standards for one of the two available options for Covered Porches in Osprey. It contains all of the dimensions and specifications needed to build the Covered Porch, Roof, Columns, Framing, Flashing, Ceiling, Soffit, and Fascia.