Every property owner in our neighborhood is a member of Forrest Farm Association, Inc.  The association has two primary purposes:

To provide for maintenance, preservation and architectural control of the residential lots and the Association common area property within the Forrest Farm Subdivision.

Promote the health, safety and welfare of the residents within Forrest Farm.

Governing Documents

At the time of settlement, owners should all receive a complete set of the association documents and a copy of the current budget.  This is required by the Maryland Homeowner's Association Act.  If this did not occur, please contact your Realtor or closing agent.  Most of this information is also available on this web site under the Documentation tab. 

 

Articles of Incorporation

Defines the corporation, its purpose, membership, and the Board of Directors (BOD).

By-Laws

Specifies meetings, duties of the BOD and Officers, committees, records, assessments, and indemnification.

Declaration of Covenants, Conditions, and Restrictions

Defines the Architectural Committee, developer, development period, and structures.

Establishes property rights, membership and voting rights, assessments, owner maintenance, architectural control, and restrictions on lots.

 

Common Areas

All property owned by the Association for the common use and enjoyment of the Owners/Residents living in the community.
The Common Area shall include all roads, streets and parking areas within the Property unless they are dedicated to the County or State for public use.
 
 

Roles and Responsibilities

Members
Every Owner of a Lot which is subject to assessment by the Association shall be a member of the Association.

The Owner of each Lot shall keep the Lot, and all improvements thereon, in good order and repair, in a manner and with such frequency as is consistent with good property management and maintenance practices.
 
Roles and Responsibilities
The affairs of the Association shall be managed by a five-member Board of Directors.  One Director is elected yearly.
 
Adopt and publish reasonable rules and regulations governing the use of the Common Area and facilities and the personal conduct of the Members and their guests thereon, and to establish penalties for infractions.
 
Set the amount of the annual assessment.
 
Cause the Common Area to be maintained.
 
Establish, levy, assess and collect all assessments.
 
Management Agent
The Board of Directors shall have power to Employ a manager as they deem necessary and to prescribe their duties.
 

Please Pick Up After Your Pet

Picking up dog waste is the neighborly thing to do. It's easy and it's cheap!

You may think it's not a big deal to let your dog relieve himself in a public place or in your neighbor's yard. And it's not a big deal to leave those droppings behind as you continue walking your dog. But dog dung in public areas is unsightly, unsanitary and unsafe.

There are several diseases which can be spread from dog waste.  Organisms causing these diseases move from the dog waste into the environment. They can be carried by flies and other insects, wind and dust, or balls and toys that come into contact with dog "dirt".

All you have to do is support this effort and pick up after your pets. A plastic bag, such as a sandwich bag or a newspaper bag, is all you need to participate in this campaign. Each time you take your dog out for a walk, make sure you have one in your pocket. There are also commercial products available specifically designed for picking up pet waste.

It is against St. Mary's County law to allow your domestic animal to defecate on public property, or private property that does not belong to the pet's owner. Any waste must be removed and disposed of in a proper and sanitary manner.

For More Information: Animal Control Services 301-608-3425