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Beautification Sign This website shares news and information among members of the Yorkshire Homeowners Association, introduces others to our community, and complies with state and local regulatory requirements for homeowners associations in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Our address is Yorkshire Homeowners Association, Post Office Box 1736, Williamsburg, Virginia 23187

The Yorkshire community has events throughout the year including an annual business meeting in January, quarterly meetings of the Board of Directors, spring and fall cleanup days to maintain our common areas, community garage sales, an annual picnic in the fall, preparation and display of luminaires on Christmas Eve, and other events. Check this website for information on community activities.

Current Information of Interest

2017 Annual Homeowners Meeting
The Annual Yorkshire Homeowners Association meeting was held at 3pm on Sunday January 15, 2017 in the Walsingham Academy Upper School Library. Documents related to that meeting including minutes, officers' reports and budget information can be found on our Documents page.

Halfway House
The residence at 101 Woodmere Drive in The Woods community, that adjoins our neighborhood, is being used as a halfway house for as many as eight people who previously have been committed or have been found innocent of a crime by reason of insanity.

The following WAVY News 10 stories have been done on this issue:

The following documents are provided to make YHOA members aware of the plans for this property:

2016 Wiliamsburg Beautification Award
2016 Beautification Award In August 2016 the The Yorkshire Homeowners Association was recognized with the Wiliamsburg Beautification Award. Specifically the award states that "...the complete redesign of plant material and trees of the entrance into the neighborhood has enhanced Jamestown Road, a major entrance corridor into the City." Our award will be presented by Mayor Paul Frieling on October 13, 2016 at the City Council meeting at 412 North Boundary Street. Thanks once more to our outstanding Landscaping Committee and volunteers from our community. Click here to read the letter

2016 YHOA Meeting
The annual membership meeting of the Yorkshire Homeowners Association was held in February 2016. Important documents from that meeting include:
2016 Minutes of the Feb 14 Annual Meeting
2016 Updated YHOA Bylaws
2016 Proposed Budget and 2015 Summary

Neighborhood Landscape Grant
The Williamsburg Mayor's Landscape Grant Committee awarded the Yorkshire Homeowners Association a $2000 Neighborhood Landscape Grant. Click here to read about our award.

Changes to the Declaration of Restrictions
A meeting of YHOA members was held on July 19, 2015 to discuss changes to the Association's Declaration of Restrictions. At this meeting, over two-thirds of the lot owners voted in favor of these changes, and the new Restrictions were approved.

2015 Annual Meeting
The Yorkshire Homeowners Association Annual Meeting was held on Sunday, January 25th. Click on the links to see the YHOA Annual Meeting Minutes and the 2014 Actual and 2015 Budget.

2013 Wiliamsburg Beautification Award
Beautification Certificate In October 2013 the The Yorkshire Homeowners Association was awarded the Wiliamsburg Beautification Award. Thanks and congratulations to our Landscaping Committee and volunteers from our community. Williamsburg's Beautification Advisory Committee, sponsor of the Beautification award program, states that the program honors City residents and businesses who contribute to the improvement and beautification of the city.

Yorkshire HOA Governing Documents

The following documents are provided to new residents of our community:

  • A Disclosure Packet Notice is provided to all new owners of property in our community.
  • Section 55-512 of the Virginia Code lists the requirements of Virginia law regarding residential community associations.
  • Our responses to Section 55-512 are also provided to new residents.
  • Articles of Incorporation established our Association as a corporation of the Commonwealth of Virginia.
  • By-Laws of the Association (updated in February 2016) include provisions related to membership, officers, and financial requirements for the Association.
  • Our Declaration of Restrictions (updated in July 2015) are inclusive of the Architectural Guidelines. These "restrictive covenants" are intended to protect the overall appearance, the quality of life, and the value of property in our community.
  • The YHOA Improvement Application Form provides the format for submission of requests to the Architectural Control Committeee in compliance with Article IV of the above Declaration of Restrictions.
  • Our Complaint Policy provides a procedure for a member of our community as well as citizens of the Commonwealth of Virginia to submit complaints to our Association for resolution.
  • Our 2015 Treasurer's Report and 2016 Budget are combined into a single document. Both of these reports were approved by the property owners at our annual meeting in February 2016.
  • Our Community Property Policy describes the areas of property that are owned by the Yorkshire Homwowners Association in common, including the area around the Yorkshire Drive entrance.
  • Our "Reserve Study" analyzes the reason the community needs to maintain a reserve balance in our Homeowners Association account.
  • A Yorkshire Plat was used in 1989 to obtain approval for development and construction of the Yorkshire community.

Other Website Content

road sign Description of Community: Yorkshire of Williamsburg is a beautiful residential community of 45 single-family properties. Building lots range from one-half to three-quarter acres and homes in the community have at least 2,200 square feet of floor space. Houses are primarily brick colonial-style and all utilities in the community are underground. Property in Yorkshire is held and sold subject to restrictions and covenants that are intended to maintain the appearance of the community and to protect property values.

YHOA Officers: This page lists current HOA officers and provides contact information.

Other Yorkshire HOA Documents: This page provides links to important HOA documents from the past few years including minutes of key meetings, budget documents, architectural and landscaping reports, and annual reports.

Links: This page lists websites of interest including Virginia rules regarding HOAs, community links for Williamsburg area, and links to services that we use

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Yorkshire Homeowners Association -- P.O. Box 1736 -- Williamsburg, Virginia 23187