Welcome to The Vistas Homeowners Association
We are an Association of 1,474 single family homes located in Sparks, Nevada. Along with our beautiful tree lined parkway and paved walking paths, residents enjoy amazing views of the Sierra Nevada Mountains, the cities of Reno and Sparks and the valley of Spanish Springs. Please feel free to explore our site.
Please note that all homeowner complaints must be submitted in writing; the Association cannot accept anonymous complaints. To submit a complaint go to the complaint form and fill in (please include photo documentation when applicable), then email the form to firstname.lastname@example.org, or print out and mail to the Association Office. If you have any questions, contact the Association Office at 775-786-0500.
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The Vistas Homeowners Association
Can I pay my quarterly HOA assessments online?
Yes, click on the new “Resident Web-Pay Link” in the Menu bar on the website home page, this will take you directly to AFTS. Effective January 1, 2021 The Vistas Homeowners Association contracted with AFTS to provide a more user friendly, secure web-payment service for our residents.
Please note that the “Pay Online” Paylease button located at the top right corner of the Home Page will be deactivated effective March 31, 2021.
How much are assessments and when are they due?
Assessments are levied annually and payable during the year in quarterly installments. Assessments are due and payable, in advance on January 1st, April 1st, July 1st and October 1st in the amount of $83.75 for each quarter. An assessment shall be delinquent if not received and processed within 10 days after it is due. Delinquent assessments will be charged a $10.00 late fee. See Assessment Collection Policy for additional information. Assessments are to be mailed to: The Vistas HOA c/o Payment Processing Center * P.O. Box 19522 * Reno, NV 89511. You may also pay online using the “Resident Web-Pay Link” located in the Menu bar above.
Are solar panels allowed to be installed in this HOA?
Yes, the Association does allow for installation of solar panels. You will need to submit a Home Additions or Improvement Form with all of the required documentation listed on the form (#1-5 as applicable). Once completed, please submit it to the Association Office to be put on the agenda for the Architectural Control Committee meeting. The ACC Committee meets on the second Thursday of every month.
How can we go about instituting a limit on vehicles a unit has parked on the street surrounding their home? Our neighbors own 8 cars and all the homeowners around our culdesac have to deal with vehicles constantly parked in front of our homes.
There are currently no restrictions in the CC&R’s to the number of vehicles a person can have. The City of Sparks may have some restrictions. The Nevada Revised Statutes 116.350 prohibits HOA’s from enforcing streets and sidewalks unless they are in a gated community. This regulation only gives exceptions for recreational vehicles, watercrafts, trailers or commercial vehicles to the extent authorized by law.
How to file an ongoing noise complaint. I.E. mini bike going back and forth for hours.
You can complete an online complaint form and submit it to the Association for review. A complaint should also be filed with the appropriate local authorities (I.E. Sparks PD, Code Enforcement and or Animal Control) for ongoing, continual noise nuisance issues.
Sheds. I have searched and cannot find the newsletter that I thought said you have loosened the restrictions on storage sheds; and that we can now put on our property resin or polyethylene sheds. Am I correct? What are the color restrictions, and do they need approval?
The Board approved a Vinyl Shed Resolution on September 24, 2015. This resolution states “that the best interest of the membership would be served to allow vinyl sheds which MUST be approved by the Architectural Control Committee on a case-by-case basis, and needs to meet all the shed specifications” (see specs on shed request form) “and have the appearance of a stick built shed.” The color of the shed needs to match the color of the house. Please contact the Association office if you have any additional questions.
Is Membership in the Association optional?
No. Any person who becomes an Owner in The Vistas Homeowners Association is automatically a Member of the Association. Every member is subject to the requirements of the Association and governing documents.
Is there a date scheduled to have another community yard sale? We are fairly new to the area and aren’t sure how often they occur. We were out of town for the first one.
The Association has one community wide garage sale a year. Information is mailed to each homeowner prior to the sale date (date subject to change).
Is there a limit to how many cars can be parked in driveway and in front of the house?
The Association does not have a specific limit on the number of cars a unit can have parked in the driveway or in front of the house. The Association does however have rules that apply to inoperable vehicles and those that leak oil or other fluids in the driveway of a property.
What is a Homeowners Association?
It is a non-profit corporation registered with the State and managed by a duly elected Board of Directors. Its purpose is to govern the community in accordance with the governing documents: CC&R’s, Bylaws, and Articles of Incorporation. The governing documents may be viewed online at the home page.