Design Review Committee (DRC)

Design Review COMMITTEE (drc)
Most villages in El Dorado Hills require the Design Review Committee or an Architectural Control Committee to approve their project plans prior to performing improvements on the exterior of your home or the building of a new home. You will need to submit a property improvement application and receive DRC approval prior to starting any exterior property improvement to avoid paying double fees.

Property improvements involving the exterior of your home/property include, but are not limited to, windows, roofing, painting, landscaping, pool construction, room addition, tree removal, fencing, walls, driveway extensions, flatwork, decks, patio covers, siding, sheds, play structures, gazebos, solar, basketball hoops, etc.

DESIGN REVIEW & APPROVAL IS REQUIRED for most exterior property improvements and new home construction in El Dorado Hills.
Enforcement Authority Table

If your village CC&Rs are not reviewed by the EDHCSD then you will need to contact your HOA.
Click for list of contacts for villages NOT reviewed by EDHCSD

CC&Rs for each village can be found here

Design Review Committee Application Process

  1. Design Review Committee (DRC) meetings are held in person on most Tuesdays at 8:00am.  If a District Holiday falls on a Thursday, Friday and/or Monday, then there will be no DRC meeting scheduled for the following Tuesday.
  2. The Deadline to submit complete applications, including all supporting materials and payment(s), to potentially be added to a DRC agenda, is, no later than, 5:00pm on the Tuesday prior to the next scheduled meeting.
  3. Electronic submission of applications and supporting materials is strongly desired. Please review the application requirements carefully to ensure you have met all of the requirements for submission.
  4. If you are unable to submit electronically or have any questions, please email the Resident Services Office for assistance.

Design Review Applications & Fees
Click on the links to go to each online application. 

Solar Application $65.00

Property Improvement Application
Submit a Property Improvement Application for:
Tree Removal/Tree Limbing
Deck/Patios/Patio Covers
Fencing/Privacy Walls/Retaining Walls
Exterior Paint
Flatwork/RV Pad/Driveway Extensions/Sports Court
Shed/Gazebo/Arbor/Play Structures
Basketball Hoops/Goals/Batting Cages
Miscellaneous Projects

Landscaping Application $100.00
Pool Application $250.00
Room Addition or Remodel within existing Footprint
(No Change to Roofline)
Addition or Remodel with change in roofline , Sheds over 120 sqft and ADUs $425.00
New Home Application $1,100.00
DRC Appeal $65.00
Encroachment Permit $75/occurrence; $500 deposit

When an application is listed on a DRC agenda, the property owner and/or representative will be emailed a copy of the agenda.  Each applicant is encouraged, although not required, to attend the meeting in which his/her item will be reviewed.  If an application is “Held-Over,” the applicant will be notified, by email, regarding outstanding items needed in order for the DRC to complete the review process and to make an informed decision.  Outstanding items are to be submitted by Tuesday prior to the next scheduled meeting, since applicants have 30 days from date of initial application to have their project approved or denied. Official Notices of Approval for property improvement items will be emailed to the property owner or authorized agent within two days following each DRC meeting.  Applicants must provide proof of DRC approval prior to being issued a permit by the County. It is the responsibility of the property owner to determine if County approval is required:  El Dorado County Building Department located at 2850 Fairlane Court, Building “C”, Placerville (530-621-5775). 

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