Architectural Review Board (ARB)

Through the efforts of the Architectural Review Board, the Shipyard Property Owners’ Association (SPOA) can maintain a balance between development and the natural surroundings. The ARB’s responsibility, as stated in the Covenants, is to assure the orderly development and renovation of any structure, big or small, within Shipyard. All property owners, (this includes all private residential, condominium, commercial and timeshare), must adhere to the ARB Guidelines as required by the SPOA Covenants. The ARB is a group of owners with a staff architect whose job is to review all new construction, tree removal, additions, landscaping, renovations, and substantial exterior construction.  The Committee meets once each month. The ARB Office, physical forms and guidelines are located at the Welcome Center.

To download a PDF of ARB information, click here.

The following forms are available for download or are available in the ARB office:

Application for Major Plans Review (1/2)

Form for all major construction (pools, new buildings, etc.) and renovations

Application for Minor Plans Review

Any exterior renovations or minor construction

Application for Regime Complexes

Form for any physical changes in the regimes

Application for Tree Removal & Drainage Compliance

To remove any trees on property (1+)

Change Requests Form-Approved Construction

Things change, submit this form to the ARB Chairman

Emergency ARB Permit

In the event of an emergency and need construction or to fix something ASAP

Major Construction Checklist (2/2)

Required for all major construction projects

Request for Exterior Repainting

Form to repaint the exterior of the house

Re-Roofing Request

New roofs are required at times, fill this out

Weekend/ After Hours Work Request Form

Want work done on the weekends or after 7:00pm M-F? This is the form for you!


Completed forms MUST be submitted to the Shipyard POA Office in person

ARB Chairman
843-785-3310 ext. 1005
10 Shipyard Dr.
Hilton Head, SC 29910
Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.