Resources for Homeowners and Realtors | Silverheels Ranch
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New Homeowners and Residents
Welcome to Silverheels Ranch!
Below are helpful resources for new and current residents. Check out our FAQ (below) for other questions, or email the Board at email@example.com.
New to Silverheels Ranch?
Please email the Board at firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up to receive email communications from SROA, including newsletters, annual meeting information, and general updates.
Silverheels Ranch is a covenant-controlled community and has governing documents. They are linked below:
Are you part of the Silverheels Ranch Community Directory?
Join the SROA directory to share your contact information with fellow SROA members. The directory is separate from our email list and requires members to opt in. If you’d like to be included, fill out the sign-up form (linked below), and return it to the Board at email@example.com.
Check out the About page to access annual meeting info, community newsletters, and SROA’s history.
Looking for something else? Be sure to read our FAQ below.
Frequently Asked Questions
I just bought property in the Silverheels Ranch community. Where can I get a copy of the covenants & bylaws? I did not receive one from my real estate agent.
You should have received them at closing. However you can obtain copies of our governing documents on our “About” page. The SROA Board of Directors provides these documents alongside the official recorded documents.
I am planning on repainting my cabin. Do I need permission even if I am planning on using the same color?
Yes. The Architectural Control Committee needs to ensure all projects conform to the covenants. The procedure is very easy; just download the ACC Application available on the ACC page. You can email the completed application to their email address, ACC@silverheelsranch.org, or vial mail to: SROA, Attn: ACC, P.O. Box 429, Fairplay, CO 80440-0429.
I have recently purchased property and am planning to build next spring. What do I need to do to conform to the protective covenants?
Complete an ACC Application as soon as possible, even if you have not yet received your building permits from Park County. This way the ACC can help you avoid any conflicts with our covenants.
You can download the ACC application on the ACC page. Email the completed application to the ACC email address, ACC@silverheelsranch.org, or mail it to: SROA, Attn: ACC, P.O. Box 429 Fairplay, CO 80440-0429.
Someone's cattle are on my property; they have caused some property damage. What's the deal?
Colorado is a fence-out state. If you have a lot bordering the BLM or National Forest, you are responsible for maintaining a lawful fence.
According to SROA Covenant #9:
Fences: Fencing along BLM Land or National Forest land must be in accordance with lawful regulations. Existing boundary fences will not be removed, but may be reset to conform to staked property lines and/or be rebuilt as necessary. Tract owners purchasing tracts on the outside periphery of the subdivision agree to jointly maintain fences with adjacent owners of private property as and if necessary. All lots on the west boundary of the subdivision that have livestock or horses will be fenced by the lot owner.
If the cattle break through your fence again, be sure to call Animal Control so that the breakthrough is on the record. Also, if you are present at the time, you may want to record the incident with photos. The law goes a long way to protect the cattle owner in such issues so the more evidence you have the better.
How much are Annual Dues, and when are they due?
SROA Dues are $80 per year, per lot. Due and payable on January 15th each year, if your dues are not paid within 30 days after the due date, the assessment shall bear interest from the date of delinquency at the rate of 12% per year.
Are horses allowed in Silverheels Ranch?
Yes, horses are allowed in the subdivision.
Covenant #8 states, “Not more than four (4) horses are allowed per lot.” However, our water rights allow for the watering of only 2 horses per lot. Therefore, owners with more than 2 horses must be able to prove they are obtaining water from a source other than their well.
Is there fishing in the Silverheels pond?
Yes, the SROA stocks both the smaller augmentation pond and the larger pond near the highway. Fishing is for SROA members, long term renters, and guests only. All SROA Members or guests must carry an official SROA Fishing Pass at all times. For more information, read our Fishing Policy.
Are off-highway vehicles, including ATVs and dirt bikes, permitted?
Yes, but only on your private property. Park County Regulations do not allow operation of off-highway vehicles on county maintained roads. Violators may be ticketed.
When is the annual Silverheels Ranch Owners Association meeting held?
Article III, Section 3.4 of the Silverheels Ranch Owners Association Bylaws states, “An annual meeting of the members for the purpose of electing directors and transaction of such other matters as may properly come before the meeting shall be held on the second Saturday of September each year in a location and at a time specified by the board of directors. The date of the annual meeting may be changed by a vote of the members at the annual meeting.”
Information for Realtors
Realtors, please be mindful of the Silverheels Ranch Owners Association signs policy:
- NO Realtor Signs or Solicitation signs are allowed at the subdivision entrance or on any SROA common property.
- Signs may be posted on individual lots with the owner’s permission.
- Per the guidelines, you may use the brochure boxes at the entrance kiosk.
Read the entire policy, linked below.