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Changes to Your Property

The village of Oakland Mills, located in Columbia MD, is a community in which the land is protected by covenants. These covenants are essentially promises by which all who own or reside here shall abide by. The ongoing maintenance of the open space, facilities, properties, and homes in the village of Oakland Mills depends upon its owners and residents upholding these covenants. The covenants’ presence as part of each deed can compel owners and residents to abide by them or incur possible penalty. The information contained on this page is designed to help all residents understand how to buy, sell, and maintain their property in Oakland Mills, Columbia, MD. Click here to download the Architectural Guidelines.

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Step 1: Application

  • Submit with signatures, drawings, and appropriate information to the Covenant Advisor – Applications by the applicable deadline (see dates below).
  • Click here to download the Exterior Alteration Application.
  • Click here to Download the In Home Business Application.

Step 2: Review

  • Application is given to RAC & published in the Columbia Flier, the Oakland Mills website, and at the village office
  • RAC members visit property to view site and plans
  • RAC discusses application at its next meeting.

Step 3: Decision

  • RAC recommends approval, approval with amendments, or denial
  • RAC sends to the Architectural Chair
  • The Architectural Chair reviews and issues final decision
  • The Final decision is sent by mail to applicant.

Oakland Mills Architectural Committee approval may not be the only approval required. It may also be necessary to obtain approval from your townhome or condominium’s Homeowners’ Association(HOA) and/or Howard County(HC). Howard County permit information can be obtained by calling 410-313-2455. It is the homeowner’s responsibility to obtain all necessary approvals. If there are inconsistencies between HOA and OMCA Covenants or HC regulations, the most restrictive criteria or covenant takes precedence. Exterior alterations begun without prior approval of the Oakland Mills Architectural Committee are done in violation of OMCA Covenants and are at the applicant’s own risk. Guidelines to the Oakland Mills Covenants are available at the Village Office located in the Other Barn, 5851 Robert Oliver Place OR Click here to view the “OMCA Architectural Guidelines”. Questions about the application or review process should be referred to the Covenant Advisor for Applications at 410-730-4610 or Email Carrie Wenholz: applications@oaklandmills.org Resident Architectural Committee (RAC) meetings are held the first and third Thursday of each month at 7:30 pm at The Other Barn, 5851 Robert Oliver Place on the review dates listed below. Residents are encouraged to attend the meeting at which their application is reviewed.

2019 RAC Application Deadline and Meeting Dates

Deadline Dates

Meeting Dates

18-Dec

3-Jan

2-Jan

17-Jan

22-Jan

7-Feb

5-Feb

21-Feb

19-Feb

7-Mar

5-Mar

21-Mar

19-Mar

4-Apr

2-Apr

18-Apr

16-Apr

2-May

30-Apr

16-May

21-May

6-Jun

4-Jun

20-Jun

18-Jun

TBD

2-Jul

18-Jul

16-Jul

1-Aug

30-Jul

15-Aug

20-Aug

5-Sep

3-Sep

19-Sep

17-Sep

3-Oct

1-Oct

17-Oct

22-Oct

7-Nov

5-Nov

21-Nov

19-Nov

5-Dec

3-Dec

19-Dec

17-Dec

2-Jan

 

Need Further Assistance?

Read over our list of things to know and do when submitting an application to the the Architecture Committee.

Posted Applications

The next RAC meeting will be held on July 18th.

The applications for this meeting were due July 2nd.

The next application deadline is July 16th for the August 1st RAC meeting.

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