If You’re Modifying The Exterior Of Your Home

What is a EMR or the ACC?

An EMR, Exterior Modification Request, is the request submitted to the Association when you want to make a modification to your home. Our association has an ACC, or Architectural Control Committee that reviews these submissions to ensure they are within the rules and regulations of the association. In Olympia Estates, the ACC is comprised of the Board of Directors, which is made up of 5 homeowners elected by the community.

Why do I need to apply to make modifications to my home or property?

The rules and regulations of an Association are designed to protect the beauty and value of the Association and each of its members. To ensure architectural standards are maintained to protect current and future owners, application must be made and approved prior to any modifications being made.

What types of modifications do I need to apply for?

Any modification to the exterior of your home. This includes major changes like room additions and minor changes like paint color, installation of gutters, and/or landscape changes. This also includes modifications that may not be visible from the street like storage sheds and swimming pools.

Do I permit from the city or county for my modification?

It depends upon the project. The city’s permits and inspections department website is here. If your project involves any digging, call 811 to have underground utilities located before you begin, if your contractor has not done so already.

Where do I obtain a lot survey for my property?

The lot survey should have been provided to you at closing. Depending on how long ago you purchased your home, you may be able to obtain a copy from the title company.

How long does it take for Exterior Modification Request to be processed?

In Olympia Estates, it can take up to 30 days.

How Do I Submit An EMR?

Fill out the Exterior Modification Request and return it before you begin your project. This process is done at the Crest Management website. Here’s how:

  1. Go to https://www.crest-management.com and click on Homeowner Login in the upper right.
  2. Select Exterior Modification Request Form and fill it out.
  3. After submitting the form, you can check the status from the Crest website, again by clicking on Homeowner Login.