Covenants are filed with Douglas County in conjunction with all Pinery properties and therefore are essentially a deed restriction. Purchasing a property within the Pinery represents your agreement to abide by covenants. They are the 'rules' that govern changes, and in some instances (e.g. parking) exterior activity at your residence. Covenants require approval of most exterior changes to your property by the Architectural Review Committee before they are made. The intent of covenants is to ensure that property values and quality of life in the Pinery remain desirable.
Contact ARC@pinery.org for more specific information.