Guideline No. 10 – Clotheslines, Exterior – Fast Track Process Available

An Exterior Alteration Application must be submitted for all exterior clotheslines.

Exterior Alteration Application Requirements

The application must include:


  • Diagrammed plot plan showing exact location, size, type, and color of clothesline device. Note: Applications without a diagrammed plot plan will not be accepted.
  • Manufacturer’s drawing or photograph, if available.
  • Screening is described; include complete description. See GUIDELINE No.47—SCREENING.



Your application will most likely be approved if:

  1. You apply for an umbrella or retractable type of clothesline. No other clothesline types are permitted.
  2. Clotheslines will be removed when not in use.
  3. The clothesline is as close to the rear of the house as practicable and within lines defined by the sides of the house.