QUESTION:  Am I allowed to operate a home office in my residence?


ANSWER:  Yes, as long as the conditions/restrictions detailed in our CCR Article V are complied with:

Article V

All Lots in the Subdivision except the Recreation Area and private street lots, shall be used only for residential purposes….

Except as otherwise provided in this Article V, the term "residential purposes" as used herein shall be held and construed to exclude any commercial use, industrial, use, apartment houses, hospital, clinic and/or business use, and such excluded uses are hereby expressly prohibited. Home office use other than clinics will be permitted providing that the use conforms to zoning regulations, is not detectable by sight, sound or smell, does not include any on-site employees other than persons residing in the house, and does not materially increase or in any way obstruct vehicular or pedestrian traffic.


These periodic CCR messages intend to remind residents of The Springs of the Covenants, Conditions, and Restrictions (CCR’s) that apply to all Springs residents solely by our election to live in this community. The purpose of the CCR’s is to maintain specific standards for the good of us all, as articulated in their definition:

“THE SPRINGS AT STONE OAK is encumbered by these Restrictive Covenants for the following reasons: to seek to achieve the best and highest use and most appropriate development of the property; to protect lot owners against improper use of surrounding lots; to preserve so far as practical the natural beauty of the property; to guard against the erection of poorly designed or proportioned structures of improper or unsuitable materials; to encourage and secure the erection of attractive improvements on each lot with appropriate locations; and to secure and maintain proper setbacks from streets and adequate free space.”

If you are a Springs resident who has misplaced your copy of the CCR’s, or are a new resident who wasn’t provided a copy by the previous owners or your realtor, you can view (and download in Adobe Reader [.pdf] format) the complete Springs CCR’s and By-Laws at the Consolidated Bylaws and CCRs section of this website, located in the Pages & Links tab.