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

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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. The 27th edition is the current Design Guidelines. Property owners with applications already in-process using the 26th edition Design Guidelines can refer to that document HERE .

ARC Documents:
(Note: properties on Middle Island or in the Harbour utilize separate Design Guidelines and applications; contact Kimberly Bandera further below.)

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 Online Applications:

Click HERE for answers to FAQs about new ARC online applications. For any questions, contact Chris Howard, ARC Administrative Assistant, at 910-457-4676, ext. 23.
Click HERE  for a brief video to learn the basic navigation of ARC online applications — only 4 minutes.

ARC Meeting Schedules:
2024 Section A  — West of Muscadine Wynd except for submissions regarding projects in the following BHA PUD and multi-family communities: Lighthouse Landing, Ibis Roost, Royal James Landing, Sabal Palm Cottages, The Hammocks, The Villas and Timbercreek.
2024 Section B  — East of Muscadine Wynd as well as the following BHA PUD and multi-family communities: Cape Fear Station, Flora’s Bluff/Killegray Ridge, Ibis Roost, Keeper’s Landing, Lighthouse Landing, Royal James Landing, Sabal Palm Cottages, Sumner’s Crescent, Surfman’s Walk, The Hammocks, The Villas and Timbercreek.

Sub-Association Covenants Page

ARC Office — Open by Appointments Only
Chris Howard 910-457-4676 Ext. 23

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 2024 meeting schedule.
Harbour Documents:
      Architectural Guidelines
Review Fees
 (this document supersedes the Review Fees page in the 2013 Architectural Guidelines)
Construction Deposit Agreement
New Construction Application
Change Application
Paint Application
Governing Documents

Middle Island Architectural Review Committee questions:
Contact and submittals: Kimberly Bandera, contact 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 2024 meeting schedule.
Review Fees
Middle Island POA Website

Village of Bald Head Island

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

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