What do I need to do if I want to install a new or replacement building, shed, fence or other structure?
As stated in the TCA By-Laws,
the ones you agreed to when you bought your home,
you need to consult with the
Architectural Control Committee
Please submit your completed Homeowners Architectural Approval Form
Where do I get a Tanglewood legal information packet to provide to buyers at settlement?
Contact information for TCA’s lawyers can be found in the
area of the web site.
Where can I get information on what Homeowner’s dues we have paid?
Why do I have to pay my Homeowners' dues annually?
You agreed to when you signed the deed for your home - that is a part of all
of our deeds. We all pay dues. You must pay the dues to satisfy your escrow
when you sell your home. If you don’t pay on time you’ll be paying interest
on what you owe and the association will attach a lien on your property.
What are my Homeowner dues used for?
The money from homeowner dues is used to maintain the community park lands
(which increases all our property values), for the annual community picnic,
and to buy insurance, pay community taxes, and other fees.
The current dues amount is approved as part of the annual meeting,
a good reason to attend.
Where can I have dumpsters or PODS placed?
As found in the
Other Objects on Roads
section of Parking Restrictions,
Fairfax County does not allow dumpsters and/or PODS - Portable On Demand
Storage units or other similar containers - on the public right-of-way (the
street and sidewalks.)
Residents are required to place them on their driveway or front
yard for the duration of their project or intended use.
What should I do to get my trash and recycling picked up?
Nothing. TCA arranged that we would be among the lucky 10% who have our trash
and recycling picked up by Fairfax County. This eliminates many different
trash companies coming through the neighborhood on different days. Additional
detail can be found on the Roads & Trash page.
Can TCA arrange that the county pick up leaves in the autumn?
TCA homeowners have looked into this several times. A majority would need to agree
to pay the county for leaf removal, last estimated at $100-$150 per year for
3-4 leaf pickups.
Can I dump leaves that I have raked in my yard into the park?
Please do NOT; the park is not your dumping ground. Your neighbors who live
adjacent to the park do not want your leaves blowing into their yard. The
best approach is simply to use a mulching lawn mower and leave the leaves on
your lawn to return nutrients to the soil. If you must, bag them for yard waste
What kind of mailbox can I install?
Your mailbox must meet post office requirements.