Restrictions & County Ordinances
To maintain a good image of the Walnut Creek community and to preserve and increase property values, the Board of Directors and Association Management actively work to enforce restrictive covenants and county zoning ordinances that apply to Walnut Creek homes and properties.
Walnut Creek Acres Plat Nos. 1, 2, and 3 are not subject to restrictive covenants. Documents to establish restrictive covenants were not filed with Platte County at the time of development of these plats.
Walnut Creek Acres Plat Nos. 4, 5, 6, 6 First Addition, 6 Second Addition, and 6 Third Addition are subject to restrictive covenants. Although there are some variances, the following is a summary of the restrictive covenants that apply to properties in these plats.
- No structure shall be erected on any residential lot other than a single family dwelling having a finished first floor area of at least 1,200 square feet and not exceeding two stories in height. No basement house, shack, unattached garage or other outbuilding shall be allowed.
- Regular or permanent parking or storing of boats, boat trailers, commercial vehicles, inoperative automobiles or storage of any equipment that may detract from the general appearance of the subdivision shall not be permitted on any lot and no campers, and no trucks larger than one-half ton pickups shall be parked in the sub-division unless the same is parked inside a garage.
- No animals, livestock or poultry of any kind shall be raised, bred or kept on any lot, except that …. In Walnut Creek Acres No. 4 only 2 dogs, 2 cats or 2 of any household pet may be kept, provided they are not kept, bred, or maintained for any commercial purposes. In Walnut Creek Acres Nos 5, 6, 6 First Addition, 6 Second Addition and 6 Third Addition, only 1 dog, 1 cat, or 1 of any household pet may be kept, provided they are not kept, bred, or maintained for any commercial purposes.
- Unless written approval is obtained from the Architectural Committee no real estate sales office, construction office, or business of any type may be conducted on any lot; no fence of any type may be constructed; and no unpainted or unstained exterior of any house is allowed.
If you are unsure as to the Walnut Creek plat in which your property is located, please contact the Association Office for more information.
Platte County provides planning and zoning ordinances that affect all properties in Walnut Creek. The Homes Association works with Platte County on the identification and enforcement of ordinance violations.
The following summarizes some of the County’s Ordinances that apply to all lots and homes in Walnut Creek. The Article and Section numbers refer to the Platte County Zoning Orders.
- OUTSIDE STORAGE is not permitted in Walnut Creek. Outside Storage is storage, parking, assembly, fabrication, or manufacture of any vehicles, trailers, pieces of equipment (irrespective of whether any of the foregoing are in operable or inoperable condition), material, inventory or goods or property of any nature whatsoever for a period of time exceeding seven (7) consecutive days, either for hire or as part of or in any manner in connection with the carrying on of any business enterprise or commercial endeavor. (Article I, Section 400.090)
- HOME OCCUPATIONS are permitted in Walnut Creek provided they conform to the following conditions: No trading in merchandise shall be allowed, no mechanical equipment shall be used or activity conducted, which creates any noise, dust, odor or electrical disturbances beyond the confines of the lot on which the occupation is conducted, and no exterior storage of materials or equipment shall be permitted. (Article I, Section 400.090)
- JUNK YARDS are not permitted in Walnut Creek. A Junk Yard is defined as an area of land used for deposit, collection or storage, outside a completely enclosed building, of used or discarded materials such as chemicals, road construction materials, appliances, wastepaper, rags or scrap material; or used building materials, house furnishings, machinery, vehicles or parts thereof with or without the dismantling, processing, salvage, sale or other use or disposition of the same. A deposit or the storage on a plot of two (2) or more wrecked or broken down vehicles or parts of two (2) or more such vehicles for one (1) week or more in a Residential District, or for three (3) weeks or more in any other district shall be deemed a Junk Yard. (Article I, Section 400.090)
- Plants, grasses or vegetation which are allowed to exceed twelve (12) inches in height and, which, because of its height, has a blighting effect on the neighborhood are not permitted on any lot in Walnut Creek. The ordinance excludes cultivated trees, plants, bushes, nor shrubbery of any height or to stock purchased at a nursery. (Article III, Section 400.530)
- All open off-street parking areas shall be graded and improved with a surface that is consistent with the road surface which the off-street parking area accesses. (Article V, Section 400.620)
- All driveways in Walnut Creek must have a surface that is consistent with the road surface type the driveway accesses. (Article V, Section 400.620)
- For one and two-family dwellings, parking shall be restricted to customary passenger cars and motor vehicles of less that twenty (20) feet in length and having a chassis rated at one (1) ton or less, and only one of the following: an unoccupied camper trailer or recreational vehicle, a motor boat or a sailing boat. Such vehicles must be parked on driveways relating to the garage or carport and paved in accordance with Section 7. (Article V, Section 400.660, Sub-Section B)
- Any condition conducive to the breeding of rodents or insects or any other dangerous, noxious, injurious or objectionable condition, substance or element which would create any hazard to public health, peace or comfort or to hinder the appropriate use of land is prohibited in Walnut Creek. (Article III, Section 400.380, Sub-Section D10)
For more information or to report violations to these ordinances, contact the Platte County Planning & Zoning Department at (816) 858-3380.