Governing Document Allowance - The governing documents give staff the authority to come onto the property for the purpose of enforcing the covenants and reviewing an Architectural Committee application. This includes entering yards, even fenced ones.
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No - In most cases, a list of pre-approved items and colors does not exist because the colors were not transferred from the builders to the Association. Staff suggests that you apply for what you want, using similar items in your neighborhood as a guide. (Please note: Everything seen on other houses may not be approved.) You may submit more than one option if you wish. For example, you may submit 3 possible colors for your front door and have the decision determine which one you use.
Please work with your contractor to match your current house colors. Most paint stores can color match using a sample of the existing color.
No - Staff cannot recommend specific contractors. A book with business cards can be viewed at the office and the bi-monthly magazine has advertisements from several companies that work in this area.
Compliance Inspections - Covenants Department staff perform inspections to check for compliance with the Lake Ridge Association governing documents. These inspections may be the result of a requested sale disclosure packet, a resident concern, a neighborhood inspection, something which staff noticed while in the neighborhood or review of an Architectural Committee application.
Yes - we can show them to you at the office or email you copies of the photos. Please contact us to request them by emailing or calling 703-491-2154.
Contact Covenants for Re-Inspection - Inspections of open violations are done at regular intervals. If an inspection finds a violation remedied, it will be closed. If you have completed repairs and want to confirm compliance, please contact us to request a re-inspection.
Letters, Possible Hearing & Assessed Charges - Staff will take owners with violations through the enforcement process: several letters and re-inspections, placement on a POA hearing agenda with a possible assessment of charges authorized by the Lake Ridge Board of Directors in the amount of $10/day for up to 90 days.
Contact Us - Contact the Covenants staff to request additional time. Staff will work with you within reason.
No - The Covenants Department does not handle criminal or county matters. If someone has damaged your property, this is a criminal matter for the police to handle. For non-emergency police matters please call 703-792-6500. For overcrowding issues please call 703-792-7018.