Guideline No. 48b – Security Cameras

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

Exterior Alteration Application Requirements

The application must include:

  • Diagrammed plot plan showing the location of the cameras. Note: Applications without a diagrammed plot plan will not be accepted.
  • Aim and reach area of camera.
  • Style, size, scope (range), number of proposed cameras.
  • Description of the impact on neighboring properties.
  • Manufacturer’s drawing and/or 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 or survey a specific area, which is totally within the applicant’s property and not where there is a reasonable expectation of privacy.
  3. Number (amount) of security cameras is reasonable to the size and scale of the property.
  4. Cameras do not detract from the residence’s appearance or the residential look of the neighborhood.
  5. All camera equipment is inconspicuous or painted to match the color of the surface to which it is attached.

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