Things You Need to Know About Your Covenants and County Ordinances

Welcome to Sandia Heights Community

Lighting: Please be sure you aren't lighting up your neighbors. The covenants governing the units in Sandia Heights are all written to ensure that all residents can enjoy their evenings and nights without casting light directly into the homes of the neighbors. Before you install lighting for either security or illumination, which must be approved by the Architectural Control Committee, please check the covenants for your unit in the documents you received at closing, on the SHHA website (www.sandiahomeowners.org), or call the SHHA Office at 797-7793 for specific guidance.

Bernalillo County also has lighting ordinances that it enforces. To find out if your lighting will conform to County regulations, call 314-0350.

Exterior Improvements: Your covenants require that all exterior changes and/or maintenance to your property must be reviewed and approved in advance by the SHHA Architectural Control Committee. The SHHA website has design guidelines and applications, as does the SHHA Office.

Noise:  Many houses in Sandia Heights community are very close together, and even if they are not, sound carries far, so noise can disturb others. 

Parking: RVs, Camper Trailers, and Boats. You and your guests may park them for up to 48 hours to load or unload. However, they cannot be stored on your property or on the street, unless a method of storage has been approved by the Architectural Control Committee for your unit. Your covenants might also require that inoperable vehicles must be moved after 30 days. 

Landscape: Please do not let dead or dying trees, shrubs, and brush accumulate on your property. Besides being a fire hazard, they provide havens for rats, mice, and rattlesnakes.

Trash Bins: Remove trash and recycling bins from the curb as soon as possible after collection and store them out of sight. Place them on the curb after 5 pm the day before collection or before 7 am on collection day. During April through November, when bears are active, wait until the day of collection to put them out.

This information is meant as guide. You should refer to your unit covenants for detailed information on architectural and use restrictions. If you have questions, please call the SHHA Office at 797-7793.             

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Sandia Heights Homeowners Association

The Sandia Heights Homeowners Association (SHHA) is a non-profit organization that represents the interests of all Sandia Heights residents. The SHHA mission is to promote the common interest of the homeowners, property owners and residents located within Sandia Heights and to preserve the unique character and quality of life of the area. The Association depends upon an active and involved membership. Your ideas and participation are encouraged! By joining the Association, you are showing your support for the volunteers who put in many hours to ensure that you and your neighbors continue to enjoy the many benefits that come with living in Sandia Heights.

Contact Info

Phone: (505) 797-7793
Fax: (505) 856-8544
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Address:
2-B San Rafael Avenue, NE
Albuquerque, NM 87122

Office Hours

Monday: 9:00am - 4:00pm
Tuesday: 9:00am - 4:00pm
Wednesday: 9:00am - 4:00pm
Thursday: 9:00am - 4:00pm
Friday: 9:00am - 4:00pm
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed 

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