Private Plan Restrictions


Many properties are subject to private plan restrictions. These restrictions may be covenants recorded for a specific development or homeowners association. Such covenants may prohibit certain uses upon property such as above ground swimming pools, sheds or detached garages. Some recorded plans have recorded restrictions, such as building line or setback requirements. In many instances, the private covenants or restrictions are more restrictive than the zoning code. Brighton Township does not review permit applications and plans for compliance with private restrictions. Compliance with private covenants and restrictions remains the responsibility of the property owner. Building permits are issued based upon the information represented in the permit application and its compliance with the zoning regulations. Issuance of a permit does not guarantee compliance with private covenant and restrictions. In instances where the zoning code is more restrictive that private restrictions, the zoning code prevails.