Guideline No. 48b – Security Cameras

An Exterior Alteration Application will be required for all exterior security cameras.

Application Requirements

Application must include:

  • A site (plot) plan showing the location.

Note: Applications without a diagramed plot/plat plan will not be accepted.

  • Aim and reach area of camera.
  • Style, size, scope (range), number of proposed cameras.
  • Describe the impact on neighboring properties.
  • Manufacturer’s drawing.
  • Brochure.
  • Description.
  • Photograph, if available.


Your application will most likely be approved if it meets the following criteria:

  1. Consideration is given to the impact on neighboring properties.
  2. The cameras are carefully aimed so that they COVER only a specific area which is totally trained on your own property.
  3. The camera surveys only a specific area which is totally within the applicant’s property and not where there is a reasonable expectation of privacy.
  4. Number (amount) of security cameras is reasonable to the size and scale of the property.
  5. Cameras do not detract from the residence’s appearance or the residential look of the neighborhood.
  6. All camera equipment should be inconspicuous or painted to match the color of the surface to which they are attached.

NOTE: Exterior Alterations of this type must be considered more carefully because of the impact on neighboring properties.