Standards & Guidelines

Standards are the measures for keeping the community beautiful and living harmoniously as neighbors. DC Ranch Standards provide owners and renters in all neighborhoods, including sub-associations, with the benchmarks that their property and actions should reflect.

Standards enable residents to enjoy not only the beauty of their property but the neighboring properties as well. It is important for residents to understand the standards and to voluntarily identify when maintenance or compliance is needed. Enforcement of the guidelines is vital to success and voluntary compliance is an integral component.

Over time, many properties may have deviated from the original plans. Residents may always request a courtesy inspection to assist with compliance by contacting a Community Standards Specialist for help. Our goal is ensure DC Ranch remains as beautiful and enjoyable today as it was the first time you experienced it.

If you are looking to make a change to the exterior of your home or property, please visit the Home & Landscape Changes section for more information on submitting a modification and guidelines.

To reach a Community Standards Specialist, please call 480.977.1299:
• For the Country Club, Arcadia at Silverleaf and Desert Parks Villages, press 1
• For Desert Camp Village and Horseshoe Canyon and The Parks in Silverleaf, press 2
• For paint modifications, press 3
• For all other modifications, press 4

Standards for Conduct and Landscaping were approved by the Community Council Board of Directors in Jan. 2023. Standards for Home were approved in May 2023.  Ranch Association Board of Directors voted to approve updates to all the Standards in Feb. 2023. Final, approved standards were recorded at the Maricopa County Recorder in September 2023. 

Please note, these flipbooks contain only abbreviated portions of the DC Ranch Standards depending on the neighborhood in which you live. The full DC Ranch Standards are available in sections below. For a map and more information on each neighborhood, click here.


The Standards for Conduct govern behavior of residents in DC Ranch; it supersedes all previous board actions addressed in the document. This reference is a compilation of the CC&Rs, board policies and federal, state and local statues. DC Ranch residents are proud of where they live and choose to voluntarily comply with the community governing documents. Although the enforcement guidelines address potential monetary or legal action that may be taken, success is dependent upon each resident upholding the standards on a daily basis.



The Standards for Homes are the guidelines for residents to use for exterior maintenance and care of their homes. This easy-to-understand reference guide is a simplified version of content contained in the full Design Guidelines for each of the four villages: Desert Camp, Country Club, Silverleaf and Desert Parks. Residents are always encouraged to call a Community Standards Specialist to assist with questions or proposed plans. Courtesy inspections are free and are highly recommended.


The Standards for Landscape are the guidelines for residents to use for maintenance of their property. These references were designed to be easy-to-understand with neighborhood-specific navigation to various resources including brochures, landscape zone maps, and abbreviated, full and prohibited plant lists. Residents are always encouraged to call a Community Standards Specialist to assist with questions or proposed plans. Courtesy inspections are free and are highly recommended.

To assist you, the Standards for Landscape are meant to guide residents in making selections for simple replanting or replacing and general maintenance. Any major landscape change would require approval and should be submitted through the modification process. Please refer to the Home & Landscape Changes page.


An appeals process has been adopted in accordance with state guidelines and for situations where a resident feels that they need recourse on a matter pertaining to the community-wide standards. Residents may appeal a violation or penalty to the Ranch Association board of directors through written request. In addition to appeals to the board, revisions to state law also allow homeowners to make appeals to the Arizona Department of Real Estate.