410-730-4610

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 and their 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.

l

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 “Oakland Mills village newsletter, our 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.

2017 RAC Application Deadline and Meeting Dates

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

Need Further Assistance?

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

Read More

Posted Applications

The next RAC meeting will be held on September 7th.

The applications for this meeting were due August 15th.

The next application deadline is September 5th for the September 21st RAC meeting.

Join The Listserv

Sign Up Now

Find Us On Twitter!

Current Community Issues

Upcoming Events

Aug
22
Tue
2017
7:00 pm OMCA Board Meeting @ The Other Barn
OMCA Board Meeting @ The Other Barn
Aug 22 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Oakland Mills Board of Directors Meeting Agenda August 22, 2017    7:00 p.m.   7:00 p.m.                 Opening of meeting                                     Approve Minutes from August 8, 2017 Board Meeting[...]
Aug
27
Sun
2017
9:00 am Oakland Mills Farmers Market is ... @ Oakland Mills Village Center
Oakland Mills Farmers Market is ... @ Oakland Mills Village Center
Aug 27 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Oakland Mills Farmers Market is Back! @ Oakland Mills Village Center
  The Farmers Market in Oakland Mills is open for business every Sunday from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. http://www.howardcountyfarmersmarkets.com/sunday-farmers-market.html The following is a list of vendors and the great products the bring to the market. Directly[...]