Spring 2023 Update: An Express Process has now been implemented for routine requests.

Routine request examples are but not limited to:

  • Tree Removal

  • Roof Replacement (same color or a color selected from the RP Color selector)

  • House Painting (same color or a color selected from the RP Color selector)

  • SOD Replacement

  • Hurricane Shutters -meeting the Hurricane Shutter guidelines

  • Fence installation -meeting the fence guidelines

Express Approvals can take at little as 24 hours!

Welcome to the Architecture Request information page.  Architecture approvals include things such as painting (even same color), fences, all landscaping, driveway extensions, accessory structures, pools just to name a few.  When you moved in, you noticed that the homes were similar in decor and your neighbor did not have a 6′ solid white fence dividing you.  To keep the community up to the standards we started, the Architecture Control Committee reviews and approves all external alterations to your lot. 
Our goal is a final approval within 30 days. However, incomplete applications such as the lack of shingle specifics, paint color brand, name and code, brick paver type, etc. can delay your application as we seek clarification.

The process is simple! 

fill it out – Paint and Fence have fields, everything else fill out under “DESCRIBE ALTERATION IN DETAIL:”  
Make SURE it is complete with signatures and supporting docs like a mortgage survey if needed!

and either

River Plantation Homeowners Association 
C/O Associa Gulf Coast
101 Paramount Dr Suite 102 Sarasota FL 34232
Simply send an email to Arc@River-Plantation.com asking for help or call 941-217-7500.
We will get you the form, help you fill it out if you need and submit to the committee for quick approval! 
Once your application is received, it is entered into our ARC review system. You will receive an email notifying you .  Each member will review the application based upon the HOA guidelines.  After our scheduled monthly Architectural meeting which is the 2nd Thursday of each month, and the approval is granted, You will receive an email approval with conditions (if any)


Yes, all tree and plant removal of any kind is automatically approved, however a written request is still required using the form above.

At this time, the Board is not approving any new sheds or structures outside of a screened in lanai until a clear policy has been adopted.  

Yes!  On the application, you must show a site plan drawing including the dimensions of the existing home/lanai, the expansion and the lot lines including all dimensions.  It is best to use a site survey as a starting point. 

Any exterior painting requires a formal written request… even if you are repainting the same color. 

The Board is currently working to adopt a color palette for new paint in our community.  Until then, all requests MUST include the company color name and code number (Example: Sherwin Williams color: Deer Valley Code: SW 7720) for consideration.

Yes!  Fences can either be white or black.  If you are continuing off your neighbors home, it is best to follow the same color.  Wooden and privacy fences are not allowed.  WHEN SUBMITTING A FENCE REQUEST, IT IS IMPORTANT TO HAVE A SITE SURVEY DRAWING WITH ALL MEASUREMENTS!  Also, it is necessary to have manufacture make, model, color and photo of the fence to be installed 

Fence Guidelines can be downloaded HERE


Yes, standard 18″ satellite dishes are acceptable.  Antennas must be installed inside the attic.

2 car wide driveways can be expanded given there is enough lot line clearance on both sides.   Please submit application with site survey drawing including all details including block type and measurements.