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Ask the IHCA: March 2020

By March 3, 2020Connections, IHCA
Ask the IHCA

This Month: Window Coverings, Exterior Vehicle Charging Station

The “Ask the IHCA” monthly column appears in the Issaquah Highlands Community Association (IHCA) section of Connections almost every month. The primary purpose of the IHCA is to preserve, maintain, enhance, and protect the value of property and amenities in the community in accordance with the governing documents. Here are a few of the most popular questions asked recently using the “Ask the IHCA” web form.

I live in a townhome. I wanted to check, as part of HOA, if there are restrictions for window blinds, since I need to get these installed.

IHCA Use Rules and Restrictions state that window coverings must be specifically designed for windows and properly installed. Paper or cardboard, bed linen, or reflective materials are prohibited. If you live in a townhome community that is managed by an outside management company, it may be best to also contact them for your townhome’s rules and regulations.

Are there any rules for installing an electric vehicle charger outdoors? I am considering purchasing an electric vehicle and if I do, it will be parked on my driveway. I would like to install a charger outside instead of in the garage.

This would be considered an exterior change to your lot. Any exterior changes need to be approved by the IHCA Architectural Review Committee (ARC). You can find the ARC guidelines and application online at

The IHCA is happy to receive all of your inquires and are here to help. Submit your question to Ask the IHCA >>

As published in March 2020 Connections >>