Who do I contact about street conditions, e.g., snow removal, potholes, downed trees blocking roads?
Information about how to contact VDOT can be found on the roads & trash page.
How do we request that our sidewalks be repaired?
To report a problem with a county walkway - such as cracked, broken, or uneven surfaces due to tree roots, or for a determination of who maintains a walkway, please complete the Walkway Request Form
Vehicles are speeding through the neighborhood. Can we get a stop sign?
This has been tried in the past. There isn’t enough traffic and Tanglewood Community Association’s streets are not through streets. Just ask your neighbors (or tell their parents) to please slow down and respect that residents and their children would think more kindly of them if they wouldn’t speed. Or wave at them in a friendly way and maybe they will get the message. If you can’t bring yourself to talk to your neighbor then contact your zone representative.
Why must I keep my dog on a leash at ALL TIMES when off my property?
For the safety of your neighbors and their children; to protect others' pets and property; and lastly because it is the law in Fairfax County! (County code section 41-2-4 - Unrestricted dogs prohibited; leash law.)
Why don’t snow plows keep our streets cleaner?
One reason is that the smaller plows that do the side streets have trouble maneuvering around cars parked on the streets. People who live in snowier regions know that if you pull your cars into your driveways, the streets get cleaned better.
Why should I clear the snow off my sidewalk right after a snowstorm?
If you don’t do it right away the snow invariably turns to ice in a day or so and lingers for a long time. This makes it dangerous for children walking to the bus and your neighbors (who are getting older you know) trying to walk through the community. Cleaning your sidewalk is the neighborly thing to do.
Why should I keep my front yard looking neat and trim?
Because it is the right thing to do and keeps home values up. Please keep shrubs and trees trimmed so that sidewalks are clear and there is at least seven foot height clearance.
Why am I required to operate a yard light in my front yard that remains on from dusk to dawn?
Without any overhead street lights in our neighborhood the yard lights illuminate the sidewalks for those that walk after dark and provide security within the neighborhood. Lighted yard lights are also required in the TCA By-Laws under Schedule A, Item 11 - which each Homeowner agreed to when they signed the documents purchasing their homes within the TCA community. Please keep those yard lights lit, it really does help. You might be surprised at how many of your neighbors walk after dark.
Why can’t my front porch light substitute as a front yard light?
Most homes are set back from the street / sidewalk so far that the front porch lights do not illuminate the sidewalk properly.