Guideline No. 42 – Rebuilds

An Exterior Alteration Application is required for all tear downs and/or new construction. Approval is required prior to demolition except where demolition is necessary to maintain the integrity of the neighborhood. All applications for tear downs/rebuilds are required to obtain a Howard County building permit.

Exterior Alteration Application Requirements

The application must include:


Your application will most likely be approved if the following criteria are met:

  1. Submitted a completed application.
  2. Have clearly marked corners of the structure for any site visits to be done by the Resident Architectural Committee.Have described tree removal. See GUIDELINE No.28a—LANDSCAPING, GUIDELINE No.28b—LOW IMPACT LANDSCAPING, GUIDELINE No.28c—GROUND COVER.
  3. All replaced structures are of the same style, materials, colors, etc.
  4. Timelines with anticipated starting and completion dates for demolition, construction and landscaping are provided.
  5. Five (5) copies of plans over 11 x 17 inches are included.

NOTE: Remind your contractors that they may not start before 7:00 a.m. and if work is to be done on the weekends that they are considerate of your neighbors. It would be greatly appreciated if they could start a little later on weekends. If port-a-potties are used please ensure that your contractor follows COMAR rules for placement. Please ensure that all debris is removed in a timely fashion during and after construction and that no waste is allowed to accumulate on the lot.