Section 3: Architectural Control Committee 


The current committee members who worked to revise this document and that will review Architectural Change Application’s (ACA)’s submitted by all Quail Valley homeowners are all volunteers. They will continue to work together to review ACA's, inspect the changes made to the Quail Valley Community and to continually review this document and make changes to the guidelines as times and trends change. Some of the names will change over time, but the objectives and tasks of the group will not change.

All restrictions and procedures set forth in this document are in addition to the restrictions and procedures which are set forth in the covenants and applicable ordinances of Montgomery County, Maryland. All Compliance with these guidelines, covenants and ordinances is a prerequisite to the alteration or addition to any lot within Quail Valley.

The Architectural Guidelines (AG) do not reflect all of the provisions of the covenants and relevant architectural changes. Every homeowner should familiarize themselves with the covenants, AG and county ordinances. These guidelines focus on exterior alterations made by homeowners or contractors hired by the homeowners.

Changes Requiring Covenant Committee Review

Article V, Section 1 of the Covenants states the following:

“No structure of any type and no replacement wall or fence, or storm windows or doors, or exterior lighting fixtures shall be installed, erected or maintained upon the properties, nor shall any exterior addition to or change or alteration therein be made until the plans and specifications showing the nature, kind, shape, height, materials, color and location of the same have been submitted to and approved in writing as to harmony of external design and location in relation to surrounding structures and topography by the Board of Directors of the Association, or by an Architectural Control Committee composed of three (3) or more representatives appointed by the Board. In the event said Board, or its designated committee, fails to approve or disapprove such design and location within thirty (30) days after said plans and specifications have been submitted to it, approval will not be required and this Article will be deemed to have been fully complied with.”

It is important to understand that the Architectural Control Committee approval is not limited to major alterations such as adding a room or deck to a house, but includes such items as changes in color, materials, etc. Approval is also required when an existing structural item is to be removed.

It is also important to remember that once an Architectural Change Application is approved, it must be implemented as approved.

Architectural Review (AR) begins with the submission of an Architectural Change Application by the property owner proposing the project. Each such application for a change or modification is reviewed on an individual basis. There are no "automatic" approvals, unless provided for specifically in these Architectural Guidelines (e.g., a homeowner who wishes to construct a deck identical to one already approved by the Architectural Control Committee is still required to submit an application).

Quail Valley HOA,
Nov 15, 2011, 1:41 PM