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Architectural Applications

It is the intent of the Carmel Mountain Ranch Residential Community Association to have architectural control of the dwellings within the association in order to maintain and enhance the appearance and value of the community. A process is in place wherein a homeowner wishing to change the appearance of the exterior of their home or landscaping must first submit their proposed plans to the MAC. The MAC can then approve the plans, approve them with conditions or disapprove them. Please see Section 7.03 of the CC&R's.

Architectural applications can be found here: DESIGN AND REVIEW DOCUMENTS. Once the application form is completed, please mail, fax or email to the Architectural Coordinator listed below.

Jennifer Castro
Walters Management
9665 Chesapeake Drive Suite 300
San Diego, CA 92123
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Fax: 858-495-0909


Get Involved!

All regular session meetings of the Carmel Mountain Ranch-RCA Board are open meetings. Homeowners who wish to address the Board are welcome to do so during the homeowner forum conducted at the beginning of each business meeting.

Here are few tips for participating:

  1. Put it in writing. You will get the best response if you put your question or opinions in writing prior to the meeting. This isn't mandatory, but it helps you and the Board. Some issues may require a little research by the manager. Also, the Board can serve you better if members have time to consider your concern.
  2. Call ahead. As a courtesy, let the manager know that you wish to address the Board. This also allows us to notify you if a meeting is cancelled for any reason.




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*Residents are responsible for picking up their own trash left in the common area and disposing of it in the proper containers or receptacles.




*Large containers and boxes must be broken down and secured before being placed on the street for pickup.


*Large discarded items, such as old furniture, etc., are the sole responsibility of the homeowner to remove from the premises and dispose of properly.




*No trash or debris is to be left in any area that is visible to others, such as driveways and common areas.


*Garbage and trash must be kept in closed, sanitary containers at all times. Placing garbage containers outside for pickup prior to 6:00 p.m. on the night prior to the scheduled pickup is prohibited.   Garbage containers are to be removed within twelve (12) hours after collection.


Thank you for your assistance and courtesy to neighbors in storing your trash cans hidden from view to include the driveways, side of home and on the sidewalk.


Frequently Asked Questions

Q: When do I need to submit a Master Architectural Committee (MAC) form?
A: Any time you make changes to exterior of home including building and landscaping. Many changes will also require additional permits from the city. Make sure that all approvals and permits are obtained before work begins.

Q: The golf course property is not being well maintained, what can I do?
A: The CMR Country Club is not a member of the CMR-RCA, therefore the Board can only make requests. If you have complaints, contact the CMR Country Club directly. If no corrections are made, you can contact Neighborhood Code Compliance or complain to the councilmember for the fifth district. You can copy the Board on communications so we know what is happening, but there is little we can do.

Q: I have made a complaint to the property manager and yet nothing is being done. What should I do?
A: First, check with the management company. The process gives people significant time to correct problems before the CMRRCA can start fining people. Second, attend a monthly meeting where the full board is present.

Q: There is a dog in the neighborhood that is barking all the time. What can I do?
A: We ask the homeowner to contact the owner of the dog to let them know there is a problem. Often the owner is not home, so is not aware of the dog barking. If the problem continues, a written complaint must be sent to the management company and they will send a letter to the owner of the lot whose dog is barking. You can contact the San Diego Mediation Center at (619) 238-2400. If mediation is not successful, you can file a complaint with City of San Diego Neighborhood Code Compliance at (619) 236-5500.

Q: How can I report animals running loose in my neighborhood?
A: Call the San Diego County Department of Animal Control 24-hour emergency number, (619) 236-2341, to report incidents involving animals that threaten public health and safety. For lost or found animals that do not pose an immediate threat, call (619) 236-4250 during normal business hours.

Q: There is a problem with the Street light, traffic light, traffic sign, sidewalk, storm drain, pothole, etc. Who do I call?
A: The items listed above are responsibility of the City of San Diego. You can request services online at https://www.sandiego.gov/get-it-done or call (619) 527-7500.




Carmel Mountain residents are reminded to maintain the appearance of the landscaping in their front yards. By keeping your landscaping neat and orderly, you will be enhancing your home, creating a landscape with a strong curb appeal and one that is in harmony with the neighborhood

The summer months require extra watering, mowing and pruning of landscaped areas. A well-maintained lawn can contribute to the overall curb appeal of your property. However, there is more to front yard landscape than simply cutting the grass and trimming. When your grass is dense and vigorous, it will compete effectively against most pests. In many cases, you can achieve and maintain attractive and healthy turf with sound fertilizing, mowing, aeration and weed practices.
Now is a good time to check your irrigation system.
Plant material which has become dried and lifeless should be removed.
Weed flower beds and replace dead plants and trees.
Make sure that you keep your sidewalk and pathway clean and well maintained. Remove weeds. If your sidewalk needs repair due to cracks or flaking, then you need to repair it so that it is safer and visually appealing.
Thank you for your efforts in maintaining the aesthetics of the community and maintaining property values.

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The Carmel Mountain Ranch (CMR) Master Architectural Committee (MAC) has been busy creating guidance and FAQs to assist our members with MAC related topics.

Landscaping Guidelines - The intent of these Guidelines is to ensure design continuity that will help preserve or improve the community?s appearance, protect property values, and enhance the overall environment of the Carmel Mountain Ranch (CMR) Community. These guidelines apply to traditional landscaping as well as water-conserving, drought-tolerant, and smart-scape landscaping schemes.  Click here to view Landscaping Guidelines

Artificial Turf Guidelines - Due to restrictions/reductions by various government entities on the use of water resources, there have been several requests from our homeowners for Master Architectural Committee (MAC) approval of the installation of artificial turf. Our desire is to give a variety of choices while limiting materials to the best, most natural looking. It is not in our members? best interests to see their property values diminished due to the use of inferior materials. For this reason, we have done extensive research into the products and processes currently available and provide the following guidelines. Click here to view Artificial Turf Guidelines

FAQs - Several new most frequently asked questions commonly encounter. Click here to view FAQs.

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