Summit Ridge Homeowner's Association Mt Airy, MD

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What is the Architectural Review Process?  How do I get approval for making improvements or changes in my property?


A: The Summit Ridge Homeowner's Association is governed by the covenants of the association. These covenants do not supersede any city, county or state ordinances. In general they are guidelines for all homeowners in the community, primarily governing appearance issues to allow our community to present a more unified appearance. For example, the split rail wooden fences are allowed, but wooden privacy fences or metal chain link fences are not allowed. For more complete information please see your copy of the covenants, or contact one of the directors.

The covenants require that certain improvements (sheds, fences, decks, etc) be approved by the association prior to the start of construction. This is in addition to any permits required by state, county or local authorities.


Q: How do I submit an Architectural Review Request?  Where do I get the required forms?  What documentation is required?


A: Prior to commencing the work, please obtain a copy of the Architectural Request form, which has the full instructions on how to submit a request:  Architectural Review Request

A copy of the portions of the covenants which apply to architectural items can be obtained by clicking on the hyperlink: Covenants

Attach any necessary documentation, and mail to our management agent at the following address:

Summit Ridge Homeowners Association
% Community Associations Management
3655A Old Court Road, Suite 15
Pikesvile, MD 21208


Once the request is received, it is reviewed by the members of the Architectural Review Committee. This committee consists of the three directors and four other homeowners who have volunteered their time. Members review the requests to ensure that they are in accordance with the covenants, and that common sense is applied. 

After all members of the committee review the request, the homeowner is notified by our management agent, Ms Christy Stevens, from Community Associations Management. According to our covenants, it can take up to 60 days to approve or disapprove a request. It has never taken 60 days to review a request, and usually takes only a few weeks. However, please submit your requests well in advance. We are all volunteers, and sometimes things are not done as quickly as we desire, despite our best intentions.

Q: How do I get copies of the covenants to provide to the buyer when I sell my home?


A: When you go to sell your house one of the things your are required by law to provide is a copy of the applicable documents for the community.  These are available through our management agent at the following address:

Summit Ridge Homeowners Association
% Community Associations Management
3655A Old Court Road, Suite 15
Pikesvile, MD 21208