Bald Head Association Bald Head Island’s Largest Property Owners’ Association

About BHA

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.

Architectural Review

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.

For tree trimming/removal requests, email 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

2023 ARC Meeting Schedules:
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Section B

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)/
Monthly meetings are held the second Thursday of the month. Click HERE for the 2023 meeting schedule.
Harbour Documents:
     Architectural Guidelines
     Review Fees
     Construction Deposit Agreement
     New Construction Application
     Change Application
     Paint 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) /
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.
Review Fees
Middle Island POA Website

Village of Bald Head

Building Inspector: Stephen Boyett 910-457-9700 Ext. 1004


Form Tests:
New Construction
Major Renovation
Minor Renovation
Roof Color
Plant Material Change
Demolition Review

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