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When Is a County Permit Required?
This County webpage tells you if you need a permit and/or plans
before you start your project. It is your (not your contractor’s)
responsibility to meet these requirements. Improvements made without
required permits can cause major problems if and when you try to sell your
home. Also, should an accident
(e.g., a hot water tank explosion) occur as a result of a faulty/unapproved
installation, your homeowner's insurance may not cover the damages.
Visit the county's
Center for help in submitting permit applications and plans.
Tantallon Covenants are limitations
in addition to the County requirements.
Enforcement of Covenants
The Tantallon Control Committee (TCC) is a group of
volunteer residents whose responsibility is to administer and enforce the
Tantallon Land Covenants in an equitable, diligent and uniform manner.
The TCC administers the Covenants by reviewing plans
for exterior "improvement" to properties covered by the Covenants and
issuing written decisions on whether to approve those plans.
A violation of the Covenants occurs when exterior
improvements, such as the construction of an addition to a home, the
erection of a fence, or the building of a shed, are made to a property
covered by the Covenants without the approval of the TCC. The Committee's
bylaws state that "[t]he TCC will not normally perform inspections to seek
out violations of the covenants, but will react to complaints filed with
it." Therefore, it relies on
residents to notify the Committee when they see possible Covenant
When exterior improvements are made without TCC
approval, the Covenants require that a law suit to enjoin such actions or
construction must be commenced within 90 days after the completion of such
actions or construction. If no
legal action is taken within that time period, the Covenants provide that
"approval will not be required and the related covenants shall be deemed to
have been fully complied with."
Because of this 90-day limit, the TCC must recommend that legal action be
taken promptly in order to carry out its duty to enforce compliance with the
So, for example, if a homeowner erects a fence or shed
without prior approval from the Committee, and the Committee is unaware of
the new fence or shed, and 90 days pass, the fence or shed is no longer in
violation of the Covenants. As a
result, some properties include additions and renovations, such as fences
and sheds, that the TCC would not have approved if it had the knowledge and
time to take action.
Unfortunately, this scenario has occurred many times during the past 40
years, resulting in the perception that the TCC has failed to do its job in
a consistent manner. (In
addition TCA members should be aware that due to decisions made by
developers of properties in our area, the Covenants may not apply to all
properties on a given street -- see
http://tantallon.info/Property Covered by Covenants.)
The 90-day limit on filing suit to enforce the
Covenants applies only to matters within the scope of the TCC's authority.
The Covenants do not give the TCC authority to approve certain
actions, such as the storage of boats, that violate the Covenants.
The Covenants also require that all homes have enclosed garages which
are attached to or are under the residence. As a result, the TCA may
initiate legal action at any time to enjoin such continuing actions that
violate the Covenants.
Compliance with the Covenants is the responsibility of
each homeowner, whether a TCA member or not.
To protect your property's value and to maintain the beauty of the
community, please notify the Committee of possible Covenant violations.
All reports are treated as confidential; however, the Committee is
prohibited by its bylaws from acting solely on anonymous complaints.
To contact the TCC, please write to P.O. Box 44069,
Fort Washington, MD 20749; you may also contact the TCC via email at
Tantallon is a tony but affordable community in Prince
George’s County (Washington Post)
Brocker, Published: May 29
When Judith Henry
takes her daily walk through the Tantallon community, she looks with pride at
the well-maintained houses that make up the kind of appealing neighborhood
she and her husband were seeking more than 20 years ago.
landscaped properties and the floral displays that surround the entrance
signs are just a few of the ways that show Tantallon residents care about
where they live.
“You can tell that
people think a lot of their community,” said Henry, who is retired from the
Prince George’s County school system. She became involved in neighborhood
affairs and is on the beautification committee of the Tantallon Citizens
Association. “We realized how important it was to contribute to the
community, to keep it safe and inviting.”
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submit service requests for non-emergency issues such as potholes, overgrown
grass, etc. to the appropriate agency for service or assistance.
Keep Tantallon Beautiful (“Unless someone like
you cares a whole lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not.” – Dr.
Seuss, The Lorax)
We are privileged to live in a beautiful neighborhood
and we all need to do our part to keep it that way. That includes
helping our elderly and challenged neighbors keep their property in order.
However, in some cases (abandoned and vacant houses, for example), we
need our county’s help to keep it beautiful.
If you see a property that appears neglected, the
Property Standards Division of the county Department of Environmental
Resources (DER) can help. They strongly recommend that immediate
neighbors of neglected properties quickly notify them as soon as the
to file a complaint for:
Blight (Eyesores), Code
Enforcement, & Property Standards, Abandoned Properties or
Vehicles, Uncut Grass or Weeds, Unsafe Structures.
Please, also email
TCA (firstname.lastname@example.org) when you complain to PSD so we
can track these issues. Thanks
Note the Tantallon Covenants are in addition to the county
Theft of your
vehicle and theft from your vehicle are less likely if you park on your
driveway. On-street parking is limited to 3 days.
Violations should be reported to the county Revenue Authority
(301-772-2060) or use CountyClick/311.
Give the full address, type of infraction, type of vehicle and time of day
when the infraction occurs. Be sure to get a reference number so you
can follow up on your call. You might document your call with an
email to email@example.com .
See the Parking Violations Brochure
for a list of violations.
Animal Management Division (AMD) responds to calls from citizens and
residents regarding the following concerns:
- Sick animals
- Dead animals
animals or animals running at large
should have the following information ready when you call 311 or use CountyClick:
- Name, address,
phone number (this information will be kept confidential)
- Type of
- Color of
- Address where
- Name of
owner/custodian of animal (if known)
See the AMD Brochure
and Frequently Asked Questions
The Charter and Public Local Laws of Prince George's
County (Noise Control is at 19-120 through 19-126)
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Copies of prized history
of our area are still available.
recommended tree from this list and get $25 off at these
Do you have pictures of Tantallon locations taken years ago? We’d
like to scan them for our 50th Anniversary. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org Thanks!