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Tantallon Control Committee
administers and implements the covenants. These Documents are on file with the land records of Prince George's County.
Tantallon Control Committee By-Laws
The purpose of the TCC is to administer the Tantallon Land Covenants on behalf of the Tantallon Citizens Association (TCA), subject to the review and direction of the TCA as provided for herein. The TCC is to administer the covenants prudently and as uniformly as possible in order to preserve and enhance the beauty and character of Tantallon as a community and to preserve and enhance overall and individual property values. The provisions of the introductory paragraph of Clause II of the Tantallon Land Covenants are hereby incorporated by reference.
Each lot in the community served by the Tantallon Citizens Association, Inc. (Tantallon on the Potomac and Tantallon Hills) is subject to an extensive set of covenants. These covenants “run with the land” and are binding not only on the original purchaser, but on all subsequent purchasers and residents as well.
It is important that you familiarize yourself with the covenants and retain them in a safe and convenient place for future reference. The Tantallon Control Committee (TCC) administers and implements the covenants. These Documents are on file with the land records of Prince George's County.
The purpose of the Tantallon Land Covenants is to preserve and enhance property values in our community. With the cooperation of the Tantallon property owners, it has been quite successful. When voluntary cooperation has failed, the Tantallon Citizens Association, Inc. has without exception successfully obtained legal enforcement of the covenants through court action.
Any questions regarding the covenants, procedures to be used in requesting TCC approval of covenant–controlled activities, reporting potential covenant violations, etc. may be directed to the current Chairperson, Montina Anderson and Co-Chairperson Robert Sensenig of the TCC (TheTCC.TCA@gmail.com, Attn: Chairpersons).
Fences must be approved by the Tantallon Control Committee IN ADVANCE of construction.
Fences should be no farther forward than the back (rear) corners of the house.
Fences should be open rather than closed, low rather than high.
Fences should be erected with the good side out (supporting posts on the inside).
Large stockade fences in the open (visible from the street) should be stained.
Portions of a fence facing the street should be landscaped with evergreen trees or shrubs.
Fences along Fort Washington Road must be uniform in appearance (stockade style), and supporting brick pillars must be maintained/rebuilt in the style as originally constructed.
Tree Removal Guidelines
TCC permission must be obtained prior to removal of any trees with trunks greater than eight inches in diameter.
Trees posing an imminent danger to life or property may be cut without prior TCC approval but the TCC must be notified as soon as possible.
If 1-2 trees are being cut because of disease or danger to house and approved by the Tantallon Control Committee, no replacement tree is required.
If more than 3 trees are being cut down and approved by the Tantallon Control Committee, 1 new tree for every 3 trees cut should be replanted with a comparable younger tree.
If any number of trees are cut without prior approval of Tantallon Control Committee and the committee determines the reason for cutting trees was not justifiable, 1 new tree for every tree cut should be replaced with a comparable younger tree.