Community Standards

2017 ARC Application Forms are Required Beginning April 11, 2017

As of April 11, 2017, ONLY the forms listed below and in the Orchard Creek Lodge will be accepted. All prior versions of the forms are obsolete. Don't forget your application must include both the Application form with Checklists and required exhibits attached, along with a color photo of your home and yard. If you are a non-resident of Sun City Lincoln Hills and would like to obtain a form, please contact the Community Standards Department. If you need a plot plan, contact Community Standards at 916-625-4008 or 916-625-4009, or contact the City of Lincoln by email at or call 916-434-2470.

Be sure to sign and date your ARC Application form and Checklists, attach any supporting documentation, and deposit two sets into the ARC Drop Box located in the room next to the main desk at the Orchard Creek Lodge. One set will be placed in your property file (ARC copy) and the other will be returned to you for your records (Resident copy).

The ARC meets twice a month at 9:00 a.m. on the second and fourth Mondays of the month (except December). Your application must be listed on the agenda for it to be reviewed. The deadline for submission is 2:00 p.m. the Wednesday prior to the Monday meeting. ARC applications that are missing forms will be returned prior to the meeting and will not be reviewed until all required forms are included. Paint Applications are reviewed every Thursday afternoon (attendance not necessary), and Solar Applications are approved as needed.

For information on the application process see the ARC FAQs. If you have any questions, contact the Community Standards Coordinators at 916-625-4008 or 916-625-4009.


How to Prepare a Complete ARC Application.pdf

ARC Application Form 2017.pdf

ARC Meeting Calendar 2018.pdf

ARC Notice of Completion All Improvements 2017.pdf

ARC Resubmission Form 2016.pdf

ARC Checklist 01 Home Additions 2017.pdf

ARC Checklist 02 Arbors 2016.pdf

ARC Checklist 03 Artificial Turf 2017.pdf

ARC Checklist 04 Awnings Drop Shades 2016.pdf

ARC Checklist 05 Courtyard Walls Gates 2016.pdf

ARC Checklist 06 Doors Garage Doors 2016.pdf

ARC Checklist 07 Equipment Machinery 2016.pdf

ARC Checklist 08 Fence Gate Wood 2016.pdf

ARC Checklist 09 Fence Gate Wrought Iron 2017.pdf

ARC Checklist 10 Fence Gate Pet Barriers 2016.pdf

ARC Checklist 11 Fire Pits Ext Fireplaces Built in BBQs 2016.pdf

ARC Checklist 12 Flagpoles Freestanding 2016.pdf

ARC Checklist 13 Fountains Water Features 2017.pdf

ARC Checklist 14 Gazebos 2016.pdf

ARC Checklist 15 Handrails 2016.pdf

ARC Checklist 16 Hardscape 2017.pdf

ARC Checklist 17 Landscape Bark Borders 2017.pdf

ARC Checklist 18 Landscape Boulders Rock Dry Stream Beds 2017.pdf

ARC Checklist 19 Landscape Plants Trees 2017.pdf

ARC Checklist 20 Lighting Exterior 2017.pdf

ARC Checklist 21 Patio Covers 2017.pdf

ARC Checklist 22 Pergolas 2017.pdf

ARC Checklist 23 Plant Containers Permanent Planters 2017.pdf

ARC Checklist 24 Pools Spas 2017.pdf

ARC Checklist 25 Solar 2018.pdf

ARC Checklist 26 Temporary Shade Structures 2016.pdf

ARC Checklist 27 Trash Enclosures 2016.pdf

ARC Checklist 28 Trellis 2016.pdf

ARC Checklist 29 Walls Exterior 2016.pdf

ARC Checklist 30 Yard Decorations 2016.pdf

ARC Checklist 31 Other-Improvements 2017.pdf

Governing Documents for Non-Residents/Contractors/Realtors

Compliance Certificate Request Form.pdf


2017.01-12 Work Exempt from Building Permits.pdf

2017.03-23 City of Lincoln Requirements for Residential Streets w Diagram.pdf

2017.03-23 Design Guidelines Requiring a City of Lincoln Permit.pdf

2017.03-23 Earth Tone Color Chart.pdf

2017.03-23 Oak Tree Landscaping Limitations.pdf

Acceptable Plant List 2017.pdf

ARC Drought Freeze Tolerant Plant List.pdf

Common Wrought Iron Fence Agreement R1.pdf

Open Space Indemnification Agreement.pdf

Satellite Dish Installation Notice 2016.pdf

Shared Trash Enclosure Agreement 2016.pdf



2017.04-10 Exterior Painting Standards.pdf

ARC Paint Application Form.pdf

ARC Paint Chip Request Form 2016.pdf

ARC Paint Color Matrix.pdf



Compliance Complaint Report.pdf

Complaint or Concern?

Do you have a complaint or concern? The Community Standards Department encourages residents to fill out a "Complaint Report." The complaint form allows residents to give a description of the concern and assists the Community Standards Department in investigating the issue.

Complaint Report Forms are available at the Orchard Creek Lodge Business Office or click here. Once the form is completed, drop it in the ARC/Compliance Box located in the Business Office. The Community Standards Department will then follow-up with an investigation if it is a valid complaint. Status reports are not given by Civil Law. Know that your valid written complaint is in process. Be sure to include a complete description of your concern, along with your name, address, phone number, and email address (if you have one). Due to the limited number of staff and the volume of complaints received, priority will be given to valid written complaints with contact information over anonymous written complaints.

If you have any questions or would like to obtain a form, contact the SCLH Community Standards Manager by email at