Welcome to the website of the Neighborhood Property Owners’ Association of Fountain Hills, Arizona, Inc. (NPOA).
This website was developed to assist property owners within Fountain Hills neighborhoods covered by NPOA guidelines. Not all neighborhoods in Fountain Hills are affiliated with the NPOA. To find out whether your property is located within NPOA jurisdiction, check the Jurisdiction section of this website.
If your property is located within the NPOA jurisdiction:
Then it is subject to the architectural and aesthetic guidelines listed in the Development Guide and enforced by the The Neighborhood Committee of Architecture (NCOA), which meets weekly and maintains architectural control of Member plats. This entails review of building plans for new construction and all other architectural alterations, including but not limited to repainting, demolitions, remodels/additions, porches, patios, walls, fences, solar, pools, awnings, gazebos, recoating a flat roof or installing new windows, etc. Appropriate permit fees and compliance deposits apply.
To get a permit you first fill out a permit application. Permit fees and deposits depend on the type of project. The permit application list the costs for the various permits and amount for the compliance deposit. Our office staff can assist you in completing the application and answer any questions. The Committee meets once a week and reviews the submitted project and may ask for more information such as materials or color samples, etc. Property owners may attend the meeting. Once the Committee approves the project you will be given a letter stating that your project is approved and you can proceed. If not, you can work with the Committee to make any required changes or appeal the decision.
History & Background of the NPOA
The NPOA was formed as an Arizona Nonprofit Corporation in 1992 by Fountain Hills residents dedicated to preserving the beauty of local neighborhoods by upholding the development guidelines initiated by McCulloch Properties, the master developer of Fountain Hills. You can find out more about the NPOA History
These guidelines serve as standards for architectural development and are codified in the Neighborhood Development Guide, which is enforced by the Association’s primary working committee-the Neighborhood Committee of Architecture (NCOA).
The NCOA, which meets at 8:30 a.m. every Tuesday, maintains architectural control of Member plats. This entails review of building plans for new construction and all other architectural alterations, including but not limited to repainting, demolitions, remodels/additions, porches, patios, walls, fences, solar, pools, awnings, gazebos, BBQs, etc. Appropriate permit fees and compliance deposits apply. The NPOA does not provide Members with insurance.
The NPOA is not a homeowners association (HOA) or Planned Community, as defined by Arizona’s Planned Community Act, and collects no regular dues or assessments from Member property owners. The NPOA is an Arizona Nonprofit Corporation with authority to enforce deed restrictions.
The Association’s authority is rooted in its recorded Declaration of Reservations, which applies to all plats under NPOA jurisdiction-some 4,100 lots in Fountain Hills. The Declaration of Reservations is a contract, the terms of which are deemed accepted by property owners upon taking ownership. The Declaration of Reservations is part of the deed and is included in the title package.
Participation in the NPOA is not voluntary. If a lot is within NPOA jurisdiction, the property owner is a Member of the NPOA-even though he or she may not have participated in the plat’s original vote to join the Association. Members enjoy the benefits and protections afforded by the NPOA and must follow the Neighborhood Development Guide during initial construction and later maintenance or improvement of their property.
NPOA logo design by Michael Gallagher