PROPERTY OWNERS ASSOCIATION
Berry Farms is a residential community located in Melissa, Texas. Its location affords the comforts of country living, yet remains conveniently close to Melissa, McKinney, and many other surrounding towns and cities. For those with children, Melissa ISD supports bus transportation to the Berry Farms subdivision.
Homes have city water, discrete buried electric service, LPG tanks on select lots, and aerobic septic systems on all lots.
There is a local park and pavilion with a self-contained small walking track that borders the neighborhood. Residents and families of the Berry Farms community represent all age groups and many different walks of life.
Welcome to Berry Farms! The Berry Farms POA seeks to help preserve the natural, open, country-like atmosphere found in the area. We are here to provide positive support for an enjoyable living experience. For introductory information regarding the following:
Please take a look at the New Resident Guide below. Thanks!
These are the mandatory guidelines for property ownership within Berry
Farms. Included: Building types, Land use, and Assessment
These are the rules and regulations for the POA itself.
Incuded: Membership, Voting, and Fees
Addendum to ByLaws implemented September 2019
ARCHITECTURE REVIEW BOARD APPROVALS
In keeping the Berry Farms subdivision an attractive and safe place to live, the POA Covenants require that most property improvements require approval from both the Berry Farms Architecture Review Board (ARB) and an approved permit by the City of Melissa. It is important to consider the City of Melissa building codes as well as the Berry Farms POA approval process as the starting point.
City of Melissa provides information regarding building codes at www.cityofmelissa.com. Please research all code requirements prior to submission to the ARB for approval to begin your project. If at any point during this process you have additional questions for Berry Farms, please feel free to contact the ARB members located in Contacts.
Prepare project drawings supplied by contactor or owner (DIY projects), including:
Location on the property
Building elevations, showing roof slopes
The ARB will contact you to provide approved design or guidance. Submit approved documents to the city to start permit process.
The ARB does not enforce city codes or ordinances outside of specific issues found in the Berry Farms POA covenants. However, the ARB members may provide guidance related to city ordinances
Christmas Progressive Dinner
In association with the monthly Dining Night Out group, enjoy a festive evening with neighbors as they travel between 3 designated homes for appetizers, dinner, and desserts (with a gift exchange!)
October National Night Out
Community festival partnering with police to
promote safer neighborhoods.
Music, food, and games included!
July 4th Berry Farms Parade
Neighborhood parade to celebrate all things July 4th! Food and festivities!
Dining Night Out
Once a month on Saturday evenings, residents will gather for food, drinks, and fun! Locations throughout Berry Farms, Melissa, and McKinney. For information, email
Once a month, residents get together for dinner, drinks, and fun playing the simple dice game Bunco! For more information, please email
RESALE CERTIFICATE REQUEST
When a home within Berry Farms has been contracted for sale, a Resale Certificate is required by law to be completed by the Berry Farms Property Owners Association and submitted to the Title Company. The Resale Certificate transfer fee is $80.00, and is payable to the POA at closing.
In addition, the Berry Farms POA Covenants/Bylaws are required to be made available to the prospective owners. The POA dues are mandatory and are currently $80 annually.
Please submit request below.
Feel free to contact the POA Board by submitting any comments, questions, or suggestions below.