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.


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.
2018 RAC Application Deadline and Meeting Dates

Deadline Dates Meeting Dates
19-Dec 4-Jan
2-Jan 18-Jan
16-Jan 1-Feb
30-Jan 15-Feb
13-Feb 1-Mar
27-Feb 15-Mar
13-Mar 5-Apr
3-Apr 19-Apr
17-Apr 3-May
1-May 17-May
15-May 7-Jun
5-Jun 21-Jun
19-Jun 5-Jul
3-Jul 19-Jul
17-Jul 2-Aug
31-Jul 16-Aug
14-Aug 6-Sep
4-Sep 20-Sep
18-Sep 4-Oct
2-Oct 18-Oct
16-Oct 1-Nov
30-Oct 15-Nov
13-Nov 6-Dec
4-Dec 20-Dec
18-Dec 3-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 December 6th.

The applications for this meeting were due November 13th.

The next application deadline is December 4th for the December 20th RAC meeting.

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