Architectural Information

The Architectural Committee was created by the original Declaration of Covenants, Conditions and Restrictions for Travis Country (the “Travis Country Declaration”) when the neighborhood association was formed. The committee is an important part of the Travis Country Community Service


Association s (“TCCSA”) mission to protect and/or increase property values in Travis Country.


Responsibilities include:



Reviewing permit applications, including plans, drawings, and specifications submitted for construction, improvement and/or remodeling on any lot within the TCCSA boundaries


Ensuring that the design and placement of buildings and playscapes, landscaping, exterior paint colors/finishes, solar power features, and building materials are consistent with TCCSA architectural guidelines; that they conform to the established pattern and character of the neighborhood; and that they are aesthetically pleasing.



Recommending adoption, amendment, or repeal of architectural rules and/or regulations.


An approved Travis Country Architectural Committee Permit Application is required before an exterior project is started. Permits are not required for interior remodeling, though a permit is required for a dumpster, portable toilet, or storage pod associated with an interior remodel. The TCAC permit does not replace the need to also obtain City of Austin permits for construction and remodeling.




Travis Country homeowners can check closing documents for a copy of the Travis County Declaration and any Section


Declaration applicable to their property, and for a copy of their survey. A survey must be included in applications for fence replacements and any exterior additions.


Frequently Asked Questions


Why does TCCSA have an ACC permit process?



The permit process ensures that exterior changes to Travis Country homes comply with the Travis Country Declaration and applicable Section Declaration and TC homes continue to have curb appeal. Participating in the permit process helps homeowners remain in compliance with the Travis Country Declaration and prevents unexpected issues from arising at closing after a home is sold.


What is the consequence of not seeking a permit before starting a project?



The consequences could be costly if an unapproved project is not in compliance with the Travis Country Declaration or any applicable Section Declaration. In such cases, a homeowner could be required to remove or redo the project.


How does a TC homeowner apply for permit approval?



The Architectural Committee Permit Application can be downloaded from TownSq, obtained from the Travis Country Manager, or click on this link for the online application:

If using a paper copy, email application and relevant supporting materials (such as survey, color paint samples, roof tile samples, photograph of exterior of house) to


What is the process for reviewing and approving/rejecting a permit?


Each project is reviewed to guarantee that it complies with the Architectural Committee Rules and the Travis Country Declaration and any applicable Section Declaration for the section of Travis Country in which the lot is located. If a project is disapproved, the reason for disapproval is recorded and emailed to the applicant by the TCCSA Management office, within 5 business days of the decision. If disapproved, the applicant may submit a new permit application with changes or corrections.


What helps most in getting my permit request approved? 


Follow the permit instructions and include a copy of your survey (if required) with the proposed improvements clearly marked in colored ink. If relevant, please include images of paint colors, color and description of roof samples, and photograph of exterior of house where modifications will be made. Detailed information assists in speedy approval of the application.


My permit is marked Additional Information Needed”. What is the procedure when this occurs?


Typically, permits are marked in this way when the permit application is incomplete. You will need to email the missing information to in order to have your application reviewed by the committee.


Is there an appeal process for permits that are not approved? Yes. A denial by the Architectural Committee may be appealed to the Board of Directors for TSSCA by requesting a hearing within 30 days from the date the written denial is sent to you. A request for an architectural review appellate hearing may be emailed to the Board of Directors in care of the TCCSA Manager


How long does it take to get a response to my permit application?


The committee has up to thirty (30) days to make a decision; however, decisions are often made within 7 business days. Complete and detailed applications with all supporting documents can be more quickly reviewed.


I have a project that needs to be done right away. How can I have my permit expedited?


If/when an emergency situation occurs, the permit application can be emailed to with a request to expedite the review. Depending on the availability of Architectural Committee members, it will be reviewed and residents will be notified as quickly as possible.


How does an individual become a member of the ACC?


The Architectural Committee is a Board-appointed volunteer position. The TC Notes and the TownSq notify the community when a vacancy occurs. Travis Country homeowners interested in serving on the Architectural Committee need to complete and apply form to the Board of Directors via the TC Manager.


Please send your questions and concerns to:

Click on link to submit your request: