Are dues mandatory or optional?

Dues are $33 per house for 2024, pay for commons area maintenance, and are mandatory, as recorded in the “Declaration of Covenants, Conditions and Restrictions“, Liber 6445, pages 310-320, Oakland County.

Are fences permitted by the RVHA bylaws?

No fence of any kind shall be permitted to be erected, maintained or placed upon any lot or lot line between the front property line and the front building setback line (this means no fences in front of the house).  The City of Troy ordinances cover other rules for fences in Chapter 83, Fences, which can be read by clicking here.

Are sheds permitted by the RVHA bylaws?

There are no RVHA prohibitions against erecting a shed in the backyard.  The only prohibition in the Declaration of Covenants, Conditions and Restrictions regarding such structures is that they cannot be used as a residence.   The City of Troy,  however,  has several rules concerning the construction of sheds in residential areas.  A shed permit must be filed with,  and approved by,  the City of Troy Building Department in order to build a shed.  One important rule to remember is that the shed cannot be located closer than 10 feet to your house, and not closer than 6 feet to any side or rear lot line (in some cases 10 feet from the rear lot line if your property has a 10 foot rear easement).  Once the shed is built, you must arrange for a City of Troy inspector to review the construction of the shed and give final approval to the permit.  If the shed does not meet the City of Troy requirements, corrections must be made (this could include moving the shed if it is too close to the home or lot lines).  The City of Troy Accessory Structure Standards can be read by clicking here.

Does the HOA permit the keeping of animals, livestock or poultry on my property?

The Raintree Village Homeowners Association “DECLARATIONS OF COVENANTS,

Section 11. Livestock and Poultry
No livestock, animals or poultry of any kind shall be raised, bred or
kept on any lot except dogs, cats or other household pets may be kept
provided that they are not bred, kept or maintained for any commercial

You may not erect a chicken coop and may not raise chickens on your property.

How do I do a property parcel search for Troy?

Use this webpage to enter a Troy street address such as 1234 Livernois


I represent a Title Agency.  How do I obtain a current status letter of an address in Raintree Village for an upcoming sale?

Send an email request to the status@rvha.org email address.  While we do not charge a fee for your HOA status letter request, we require that the “New Owner Contact Form” be completed with the information of the new buyers  and returned to us (via email or US Mail). Once we have received the completed “New Owner Contact Form” we will provide the status letter you have requested.

My property is adjacent to a commons area. Can I encroach into or alter any of the RVHA Commons Area as I see fit?

No person shall willfully mark, deface, disfigure, perform maintenance to, tamper with, displace any trees, shrubs, flowers any other RVHA Commons Area property without authorization from the RVHA Board of Directors. No one may introduce any trees, plants, grass, shrubs, or ground cover into any RVHA Commons Area, nor can any structure, fence, sprinkler system, lights, booth, swing sets, sand boxes, tents, hammocks or stalls be erected or stored on RVHA Commons Area land for any purpose without authorization from the RVHA Board of Directors. Any such encroachments or alterations of an RVHA Commons area or unauthorized planted items will be removed.

What are the rules for curbside recycling?

Click this link for Mixed Recycling Guidelines.
Click this link for Yard Waste Recycling Guidelines.
The City of Troy recycling webpage is here.

Why are fireworks and fires not permitted in the Raintree Village Commons areas?

The reason is the substantial liability risk for personal injury and property damage that the association would be exposed to by permitting such fireworks displays on Raintree Village Commons areas property.  If you want to launch fireworks, do it from your own private property and take the liability risk upon yourself.