Design Guidelines (Modifications)

STOP! Are you planning on making changes to the exterior of your home or on your lot? Changes, additions and improvements made to the exterior of your home or on your lot need approval. Before making any modifications, an application is required for the Modifications Subcommittee to review. Please see list of projects and requirements. Please read the following process for submitting modifications to the HOA Modifications Subcommittee for approval. If in doubt an application is needed, please contact Robin Crews, Modifications and Resale Manager at or (703) 520-9902 for any questions.

Declarations for Broadlands Association Article 7, Section 7.5 (a) – Additions, Alterations, or Improvements by the Owners Subsection Approval requires that “No person shall make any addition, alteration, or improvement in or to any Lot or any portion of the Property… which is visible from the exterior of the Lot or such portion of the Property, without the prior written consent of the Covenants Committee.”

It is the owner’s responsibility and obligation to obtain all applicable permits and licenses, contact Miss Utility and construct the improvements in conformance with all related building and zoning codes.

1. Application Form (must submit)

The following 2-page application form must accompany the submission requirements. To complete this form, please download to your computer by doing a ‘save as’ before entering your information, otherwise your data will not be saved and the form will be blank. A separate application must be submitted for each project, unless they are related:

2. Review Guidelines & Submission (don’t get rejected, include ALL requirements), read more>>

It is extremely important to review the “Guidelines by Project” below to review the specific guidelines and submission requirements for your specific project. These submission requirements must be submitted along with the 2-page application form. Please also review the Modifications Subcommittee and the Review_Process.

YOU MUST INCLUDE ALL REQUESTED SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS OR YOUR APPLICATION WILL NOT BE REVIEWED. General requirements include, but may not be limited to: General Requirements List.  Please Note: (1) Remember to download the applications to your computer (save as) and check that your information has been saved on the form. (2) A separate application is required for each project. Please do not combine projects on one application unless you have related modifications to be built at the same time such as a screened porch and deck combo.

Plat (Description & Samples) if applicable

3. Submit Full Submission, read more>>

Submit completed application(s) AND all requested submission requirements. See submission deadlines for corresponding meeting dates above. Failure to include all documentation will delay review of an application. You may submit the complete submission packet to the HOA office at the Nature Center via the following options:

Email to: Robin Crews at – Please attach application and all documentation. If possible, combine into one pdf file. Please confirm receipt!

Drop Off (outside of NC building): Please use either the green drop box to the left side of the the Nature Center building or the white box to the right of the front door.

Mail: Broadlands Association, Modifications and Resale Manager, 21907 Claiborne Parkway, Broadlands, VA 20148.

4. Results & Questions, read more>>

The result letter(s) will be delivered via the resident’s email provided on the application normally within one week of the meeting. If you do not receive your results letter, please check your junk/spam folder. Emails will be sent from should you wish to add this email address to your contact list to ensure prompt delivery.

If you have not received your result letter or have questions related to your project, please contact Robin Crews, Modifications and Resale Manager, at or 703-520-9902.

GUIDELINES BY PROJECT (Alphabetical Order), read more>>

Below is an alphabetical list of possible projects. Click on the project link to review the design guidelines that are required when submitting to the Modifications Subcommittee. Where the term “shall” or “must” are used, the statement constitutes a mandatory requirement. Where the terms “preferred” or “should” are used, the statement constitutes informational direction provided for the guidance and convenience of Applicants but may not be a necessary component for approval.

2022 MEETINGS: Dates, Deadlines & Zoom Meeting link
  • Submission deadline is at 12:00pm (noon) on dates listed. Meetings are held at 7:00 pm on the dates listed in the chart. You are not required to attend.
  • March thru October – Meetings are held 1st & 3rd Wednesdays
  • November thru February – Meetings are held only on 3rd Wednesdays
Submission Deadline (Noon)Jan-Jun Meeting Dates*Submission Deadline (Noon)Jul-Dec Meeting Dates*
Jan 12 Jan 19Jun 29Jul 6
Feb 9Feb 16Jul 13Jul 20
Feb 23 Mar 2Jul 27Aug 3
Mar 9Mar 16Aug 10Aug 17
Mar 30Apr 6Aug 31Sep 7
Apr 13Apr 20Sep 14Sep 21
Apr 27May 4Sep 28Oct 5
May 11May 18Oct 12Oct 19
May 25Jun 1Nov 9Nov 16
Jun 8Jun 15Dec 7Dec 14
*2022 Meeting dates are subject to change


The HOA does NOT endorse or pre-approve any company for executing any type of service hired by residents. Approval is required to remove any tree, either dead or alive, whose trunk measures 4” or more in diameter when measured at the height of 4’ from the ground. Please read: Tree Removal Guideline Details>>


Property owners are permitted to trim their own trees and vegetation and engage in self-help by cutting back branches and roots of neighboring trees and vegetation to the property line WITHOUT needing permission from the HOA.  However, property owners must be careful when doing so.  They may not enter the tree owner’s property when engaging in self-help, and they must be careful not to weaken the tree as to cause damage to the tree owner’s property.  It is wise to get a professional arborist’s opinion if cutting and let their expertise guide your decision and also contract for routine inspection of your trees as well.