Please log in to Woodcroft’s private resident portal to access the following documents, which contain complete details of the by-laws, covenants, and resident rights of the Woodcroft Community Association (WCA). A list summarizing the most-asked-about covenants and policies follows. Feel free to contact the WCA office with any questions.

  1. Woodcroft Community Association By-laws
  2. Declaration of Covenants and Restrictions of the Woodcroft Community Association and the Woodcroft Company
  3. Declaration of Rights, Restrictions, and Affirmative Obligations and Conditions

Summary of WCA Covenants and Major Policies

Bike Paths/Jogging Trails

Woodcroft’s network of trails may be used for biking, walking, and jogging. Trail users should be careful and considerate of others.

Mopeds/Motorcycles/Dirt Bikes

No mopeds, motorcycles, or dirt bikes are allowed on WCA trails or in common areas.


Signs are not permitted on Woodcroft Parkway, streets and street corners, and common areas. A single sign may be located on your property related to the sale of your home or a function taking place at your home. It is to be removed immediately after the function or sale of your home.

Signs, Real Estate

Only one real estate sign is permitted on each piece of property for sale. It must be displayed on the front center of the property and never on a tree.

Parking on Streets

Residents are encouraged to park their vehicles in their driveways. If you must park on the street, never block a neighbor’s driveway or mailbox. Make sure there is always enough room for fire trucks and other emergency vehicles to pass.

Leash Law

Durham County’s leash law applies to all domestic animals. Domestic animals may not run free except on the owner’s lot. Durham County Animal Services, is in charge of enforcing this law. For more information: (919) 560-0630,

Garbage and Trash Disposal

The City of Durham Solid Waste Management Department collects residential solid waste, bulky items, and subscriber-based yard waste services weekly. Recycling is collected every other week. For more information: (919) 560-1200

Please do not place your cart(s) on the street until the evening before or morning of your scheduled pick-up day. After pick-up, return carts promptly to an area not visible from the street.

Residential Burning

Burning of trash or debris is not allowed in the city limits.

Dead Tree Policy

The WCA will remove dead trees from WCA common areas only if trees pose a personal safety hazard or are a danger to property. If you believe that such a condition exists, please contact the WCA office. In cases where it is determined that no threat exists, in keeping with Woodcroft environmental policies, nature will be left to take its course.

Tree Removal

No live trees measuring more than six inches in diameter at a point two feet above the ground may be removed without Architectural Review Board (ARB) approval. Approval is not required to remove dead or diseased trees or trees within ten feet of the main dwelling or an accessory building (not measured from a deck or shed). Please document the condition and location of the affected tree before removing it, either by photographs or arborist certification.


All fences must be approved in writing by the Architectural Review Board (ARB). Application forms are available at the Home Maintenance/Improvement section of the Resources page of this website. New residents are encouraged to contact the office before making repairs to an existing fence to confirm compliance with ARB guidelines.

Additions, Exterior Changes

All additions or modifications to the exterior of any residential property, including major landscaping, must first be approved in writing by the Architectural Review Board. Application forms are available at the WCA office or on the Home Maintenance/Improvement section of the Resources page of this website.

Yard Maintenance

Each single-family property owner is expected to maintain their yard in neat and attractive condition in order to preserve the property value of all adjacent homes.


All mailboxes in Woodcroft must meet the standard “Uniform Mailbox Regulations” criteria. Mailboxes can be ordered through the WCA at a cost of $325.  See the Mailbox Information page for more information.

Tree Houses and Forts

Forts and tree houses are not to be built on open space or in easements. They are also not allowed on private property.

Boat and Camper Storage

Boats, campers, trailers, RVs, etc., may not be stored on residential property unless totally screened from view. The WCA maintains a locked storage area behind the tennis courts for non-commercial use by Woodcroft residents. Rental fees are $200/year, and space is limited. Application forms are available on the Storage Lot section of the Resources page of this website.

Use of Dwelling as Office

Owner or tenant use of a portion of their dwelling as an office must not create objectionable customer or client traffic to and from the home. This restriction includes residents who sell merchandise from their homes.


Hunting on Woodcroft property is not allowed.


Annual dues for January 1 through December 31 are due by January 31. If payment is not received by February 1, a late fee of 1.5% of the total amount will be applied to your account monthly. Dues unpaid for 30 days after the January 31 deadline will result in WCA board action.