Purpose of the Guidelines
The Design Guidelines set basic requirements that support the aims of the Covenants. The Guidelines promote a harmonious community aesthetic and a conservation consciousness, and, more practically, a uniform review process for obtaining approval of the Architectural Review Committee.
If these Guidelines are adhered to in a specific set of plans, a harmonious community aesthetic will be captured even though individual tastes, lifestyle needs and the specific needs/traits encouraged by the Bald Head Island environment prevail in other elements of the plans. This document also strives to promote clear expectations and comprehension of the design requirements for members entering the building process, as well as greater opportunities for objectivity and consistency (therefore fairness) on the part of fellow members who have agreed to review building plans.
The Architectural Review Committee (ARC) has the crucial charge of reviewing home plans and administering the Design Guidelines, with numerous reviews handled each year for home plans, landscaping and renovation-related submittals.
Complete Architectural Review Design Guidelines 26th Edition
BHA's Design Guidelines Plant List (learn what plants are native to BHI, native to NC, non-native and invasive)
For tree trimming/removal requests, email email@example.com. In the email, include an explanation of the tree request description and photos. Please identify the trees to be considered for removal/trimming by marking with high-visibility flagging tape/ribbon. Our goal is to provide a decision to property owners in approximately one week.
BHA's Video Shorts Series highlights "ARC — What You Can Trim without ARC Prior Approval."
ARC Application Forms — Fill out online and email completed forms to ARC1@baldheadassociation.com.
- New Construction (original signature and new construction deposit are required)
- Property Owner's Agreement (notarized, original signature is required)
- Major Renovation (new work on existing home or design changes during construction; must include required drawings to scale; major renovation fee is required)
- Minor Renovation/Change (new work on existing home or design changes during construction; decorative item/other review can be submitted on this form; minor renovation fee is required)
- Paint/Color (manufacturer paint chips required with application; paint/color fee is required)
- Roof Color (manufacturer roofing sample required with application)
- Plant Material Change
- Demolition Review
2023 ARC Meeting Schedules:
ARC is currently operating BY APPOINTMENT ONLY.
For urgent matters, call 910-477-7246.
Bald Head Association property questions:
Carrie Moffett 910-457-4676 Ext. 21 or
BHA Architectural Review Committee questions:
Fran Pagliaro 910-457-4676 Ext. 22 or
The Covenants for Bald Head Association can be found at:
Bald Head Association Covenants
The Harbour Architectural Review Board questions:
Kimberly Bandera, contact for the Harbour Association Architectural Review Board, 910-457-4676 Ext. 29 (office)/ Email
Monthly meetings are held the second Thursday of the month. Click HERE for the 2023 meeting schedule.
Construction Deposit Agreement
New Construction Application
Covenants (hover cursor over "Harbour Association of Bald Head Island" to select)
Middle Island Architectural Review Committee questions:
Contact and submittals: Kimberly Bandera, Agent for Middle Island POA Architectural Review Committee, 910-457-4676 Ext. 29 (office) / Email
Monthly meetings are held the last Friday of the month, except for holidays; submissions are due two weeks prior to meeting. Click HERE for the 2023 meeting schedule.
Middle Island POA Website
Village of Bald Head
Building Inspector: Stephen Boyett 910-457-9700 Ext. 1004
Plant Material Change