FAQ


General Questions

In September 2004 Nottingham Forest Homes Association assumed responsibility for all mailboxes in order to maintain a standard for the community. Mailboxes are owned by NFHA and are not to be defaced or changed in any manner. Should you experience a problem with your mailbox (magnet, flag, door, post or vehicle damage) contact Steve Parker at 913-375-2261 (E-Mail: sparkey250@gmail.com).
Overland Park is responsible for all trees located in the parkway (or within 11′ of the inside curb if no sidewalk exists). Trees that are removed will be replaced at the discretion of Overland Park and within budget constraints. When trees are replaced the homeowner is responsible for routine watering, pruning and other care. Homeowners may replace parkway trees as long as selection is made from Overland Park’s approved street tree list. You may review Overland Park’s Street Tree Policy (Overland Park Municipal Code Chapter 7.16, Trees and Shrubs).
NFHA annually trims all parkway trees (normally in January) to a height of 8′ over sidewalks and 13′ over roadways in accordance with Overland Park’s requirements. During the growing season it is the responsibility of the homeowner to trim tree limbs that overhang sidewalks and obstruct pedestrian traffic. The City Forester may be contacted with additional questions (913-327-6639) regarding pruning or replacement of parkway trees. Please read…

Overland Park’s Ordinance for Tree Maintenance

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Tree and Shrub Maintenance Policy according to the City of Overland Park:
Dead trees and broken or dead limbs that present a hazard to the public must be removed.

You must keep shrubs and trees trimmed to eliminate sight distance problems on corner properties.

Public rights-of-way such as streets and sidewalks must remain clear of limbs and branches. The minimum height clearance over sidewalks is 8 feet. The minimum height clearance over streets is 12 feet and for improved thoroughfares and designated truck routes the height clearance is 13 feet.
The homeowner is responsible for the proper maintenance of these new trees, including watering the trees on and near their property. Please review the NFHA Street Tree Policy for more information.
Refer to Roof Amendment.
Dues are $800 for a normal 12 month year. Dues statements are sent via email in October of each year. Dues may be paid by check mailed to:
NFHA
11184 Antioch Rd #304
Overland Park, KS 66210
Each household is provided with 2 access cards upon request. Use this Contact form to request your access cards or to request a replacement card.  
Call Community Services at 895-6370 on MONDAY MORNINGS to report trash cans that have been left outside of the home. Your name will remain anonymous.
Please submit your request by email to technology@nottinghamforest.org.
Reservations are made through our website by filling out the Pool Cabana Reservation Form. To make a reservation please click here.
Electricity: KCP&L 471-5275, REPORT POWER OUTAGE AT 1-888-544-4852
Water: Water #1 of Johnson County: 913-895-1800 (INCLUDING EMERGENCIES)
Wastewater: Johnson County Wastewater: 913-715-8590
SANITARY SEWER EMERGENCY: 913-715-8600
Telephone/Cable TV – contact information available on your monthly statement.
Area schools can be reached at:
Blue Valley NW High School
13260 Switzer Road
913-239-3400
 
Oxford Middle School
12500 Switzer Road
913-239-5500
 
Oak Hill Elementary School
10200 W 124th Street
913-239-6900
 
Johnson County Community College
12345 College Blvd
Overland Park, KS 66210
 
University of Kansas – Edwards Campus
12600 Quivira Road
Overland Park, KS 66213
913-897-8400
Area hospitals and emergency numbers are:
 
Children’s Mercy South Hospital
5808 W. 110th Street
Overland Park, KS 66211
913-696-8000
 
Menorah Medical Center
5721 W 119th Street
Overland Park, KS 66209
913-498-6000
 
Olathe Medical Center
20333 W 151st Street
Olathe, KS 66061 (Exit 215 on I-35)
913-791-4200
 
Overland Park Regional Hospital
10500 Quivira Road
Overland Park, KS 66215
913-541-5000
 
Saint Joseph Health Center
1000 Carondelet Drive
Kansas City, MO 64114 (State Line Exit on I-435)
816-942-4400
 
Saint Luke’s South Hospital
12300 Metcalf Ave
Overland Park, KS 66213
913-317-7000
 
Shawnee Mission Medical Center
9100 W 74th Street
Shawnee Mission, KS 66204 (75th Street Exit on I-35)
913-676-2000
 
Emergency: Dial 911
 
Fire (Non-Emergency): 913-888-6066
12401 Hemlock
Overland Park, KS 66213
 
Police (Non-Emergency): 913-895-6300
12400 Foster
Jack Sanders Justice Center
Overland Park, KS 66213
 
Poison Control: 913-588-6633
Overland Park Municipal Court
Jack Sanders Justice Center
12400 Foster
Overland Park, KS 66213
913-327-6800
 
Johnson County District Court
100 N. Kansas Ave
Olathe, KS 66061 (Santa Fe Street & Kansas Ave)
913-715-3300
 
Kansas Driver’s License Stations:
 
6507 Johnson Drive
Mission, KS 66202
913-432-2266
 
20162 W. 151st Street
Olathe, KS 66061 (Located in the Great Mall of the Great Plains)
913-829-2501
 
Motor Vehicle Office Locations:
 
Mission MVO
6000 Lamar Ave
Suite 120
Mission, KS 66202
 
Olathe MVO
782 N. Ridgeview Road
Olathe, KS 66061
 
Libraries in Overland Park:
 
Blue Valley Library
9000 W 151st Street
913-495-3850
 
Central Resource Library
9875 W 87th Street
913-495-2400
 
Oak Park Library
9500 Blue Jacket
913-752-8700
 
Overland Park City Hall
8500 Santa Fe Drive
Overland Park, KS 66212
913-895-6000
 
Community Services: 913-895-6270
 
Animal Control: 913-895-6300
 
Blue Valley Post Office
12433 Antioch Road
Overland Park, KS 66213
913-897-4936
 
Road Conditions:
 
Kansas: 511 or 1-866-511-5368
Missouri: 1-800-222-6400
To report an outage, submit a help request through Overland Park’s website (opkansas.org) then(OPCares), the city’s customer service system, with a description of the problem, location and any other pertinent information.
Kansas City Star 1-877-962-7827
Talk to your neighbor first, if possible. If that doesn’t work contact Community Services (913-895-6270) or submit a service request through OPCares, the city’s online customer service center.

 

Visit Overland Park’s web site,www.opkansas.org/_Bus/Permits/signs/Temporary_Signs/index.cfm, for some helpful tips for placing your temporary signs in compliance with City ordinances.
Prior to start of work, a fence permit is required. These are issued by the Building Safety Division located at 8500 Santa Fe Drive (City Hall) (913-895-6225). See Permits and Licenses for more information.

The following is from legal documents from Nottingham Forest regarding fences:
Construction of hedges, fences and boundary walls: Any hedge, fence or boundary wall shall not disfigure the property or the neighborhood. No fences or boundary wall exceeding six (6) feet in height shall be constructed without the written consent of the Developers, if a part of the original construction, or written consent of the Nottingham Forest Homes Association, if constructed after the residential structure is completed.

Chain link fence is not authorized for residential property within Nottingham Forest.
Visit the Kansas Bureau of Investigation website to view the most current list of registered sex offenders in the state of Kansas.
Pursuant to Overland Park Municipal Code, persons or entities owning property adjacent to the right-of-way or easement upon which there is a public sidewalk are responsible for maintenance and repair of same; however, the city may elect to undertake maintenance and repair. To report a sidewalk problem submit a help request thru OPCares, the city’s online customer service center. Repairs are done within yearly budget constraints. Should homeowners want to repair their own sidewalks with a private contractor, they are certainly encouraged to do so, but must obtain a Right-of-way work permit and locate all utilities.
To ward off unwanted visitors, the City Clerk’s office sells “NO SOLICITING” stickers for a minimal fee. They can be purchased at the City Clerk’s office located in City Hall at 8500 Santa Fe Drive on weekdays.
Solicitors who knock on a door if this sticker or a “NO TRESPASSING” sign is present are subject to a city citation. Salespeople cannot solicit prior to 10AM or after 9PM. If the homeowner says they are not interested and the solicitor does not leave, call the Police.
Stray dogs that are picked up in our community by Animal Control are taken to Great Plains SPCA, 9827 W 67th Street, Merriam, KS 913-742-7329. Call animal control if your pet is missing at 913-895-6300. Officers will check records to see if you pet was picked up. On the web contact (pet-connect.org) to post lost and found pets. Craig’s List under Community (Lost and Found) is another resource available.
The NFHA Garage Sale is usually held the first weekend in October. It begins on Thursday and ends on Saturday.


City of Overland Park Minimum Requirements for Private Property

A violation exists when the weeds or grass are more than 8 inches in height (or more than 8 inches in length if matted down). A violation also exists if there is any poisonous vegetation such as poison ivy, poison oak or poison sumac. Other vegetation such as vines, saplings or shrubs may also be a violation if it exceeds the 8 inch height regulation and is clearly uncultivated.
The violation should be corrected by the person responsible for the maintenance of the property. In most cases that is the property owner, but it may be the tenant or owner representative.
To avoid violations residents must mow their yard and lawn as well as any area between their property and the paved area of all adjacent streets, including ditches, easements, alleys, unpaved right-of-way and storm drainage swales.
The violation must be corrected in five calendar days if the property owner resides with the state or 10 days if he or she resides outside the state, starting from the date of the Notice of Abatement. If legal publication of the notice is necessary, owners have 10 days from the date of publication.
If the owner does not correct the violation after proper notification, the city will issue a work order to mow the property. The owner is responsible for the contractor’s hourly rate plus a $100 administrative fee. Properties that are cut after notification to the contractor are subject to the $100 administrative fee and a contractor’s trip charge of $35. The property owner may also receive a notice to appear in court.