FAQs in the Community

ABSENTEE OWNERS are requested to advise NFCA of the current tenant.  Written permission for tenant use of the pool is required each year.

ARCHITECTURAL REVIEW COMMITTEE meets on the second Tuesday of each month.  All changes to your property and the exterior of your home must be applied for and approved prior to the changes being made.  Applications are available on the website at www.newingtonforest.org or at the Association office.  Applications for changes are due in the Association Office by the first Friday of the month.  Standards for changes are available on the website or can be acquired by contacting the Association office at 703-451-8563.

ASSESSMENTS are billed quarterly to cover common services.  Residents are responsible for payment whether they receive a bill or not.  Assessment payments are due January 1, April 1, July 1, and October 1 of each year.

BOARD MEETINGS are currently held on the third Tuesday of each month beginning at 7:00 p.m. and are held remotely using the Zoom meeting platform. Advanced registration is required and may be found on the Meeting Minutes and Agenda page of this site.

BYLAWS are available for residents to view on the Association’s website and are provided to new owners as part of the Disclosure Packet.

COMMERCIAL VEHICLES are prohibited overnight in all areas of Newington Forest.  Towing is enforced on townhouse courts.

COMMUNITY PARKING DISTRICT, expanded to include all of Newington Forest to prohibit the parking of boats, trailers, recreational vehicles, motor homes, and trucks weighing more than 12,000 lbs. or having more than two axles.  A new Fairfax County ordinance restricts the parking of these vehicles not only within the community but also on any public road located within the confines of the Mount Vernon District.

COMPLAINTS on covenants-related issues should be directed to the Association office and submitted in writing.

ELECTION of Board Members requires a minimum number of ballots cast in order to be valid.  PLEASE EXERCISE YOUR RIGHT TO VOTE.

EXTERIOR CHANGES – Any changes or structural additions to the exterior of your property must be approved PRIOR to installation/construction.  Property maintenance standards are available on the website or at the Association office.

FIRE LANES – Vehicles parked in fire lanes will be towed.

LEASH LAWS are strictly enforced throughout the community.

MAINTENANCE of property including painting, lawn maintenance, and general upkeep is expected and will be enforced. Questions about this information should be sent to Inspections@NewingtonForest.org

NEWSLETTERS are now distributed electronically to residents choosing to receive e-mail correspondence from the Association.  Residents who do not have Internet access or who would prefer to read a printed version of the newsletter can pick up a printed version at the Association office.  The newsletter is also available to view online at www.newingtonforest.org under the “Resident Resources” tab.

POOL information can be found on the Association’s website and is published in the April and May newsletters.  Photo ID passes are required for pool admission.  Pool opens Memorial Day and closes Labor Day.

RECREATIONAL VEHICLES are prohibited overnight on the townhouse courts.  Single-family homes require the approval of the Architectural Review Committee.  Between the months of September and May, there are a few spaces available on a first-come, first-serve basis at the Community Center.  Contact the office at 703-451-8563 for further information.

RECYCLING of newspapers, aluminum and other metal cans, plastic and cardboard food packages is done every Monday.  Recyclables should be placed in the bins and placed at the curb.

SNOW REMOVAL is provided by NFCA on all townhouse courts.  All other streets are state roads and plowing is the responsibility of the Virginia Department of Transportation.

TRASH pickup is provided on Mondays and Thursdays.  Call Trash Away at 703-339-4560 to arrange for the pickup of bulk items.  Please note that construction debris, hazardous material, and appliances which contain FREON (such as refrigerators, freezers or heat pumps) cannot be picked up by the trash hauler.  Trash should be in appropriate containers and should not be placed out any sooner than the night before the scheduled pickup.

VOLUNTEERS are an important necessity if costs are to be held down by the Association.  Please call the office or send an email to volunteers@newingtonforest.org to find out what opportunities are available.

WEBSITE address is www.newingtonforest.org.  As a new property owner, you will receive access to your portal account information from The Association once your property ownership change has been processed. Follow the required steps to enter the necessary information to create your personal profile.  The website publishes Association news, allows you access to pay your assessment bill online, access Board meeting minutes and agendas, obtain Association forms, read the current newsletter, register for the pool, and vote online during the Annual Board election.

YARD AND BRUSH DEBRIS – Yard waste pickup for all community homes is provided April 1st – December 24th (January -March 31st this material may be placed at the curb with regular trash).  Yard debris includes grass clippings, leaves, pumpkins, and any vegetation. Brush includes the woody parts of yard debris such as bushes and tree limbs.  Pickup day for yard debris and brush is Monday.  Yard debris can be placed out at the curb in a trash can (clearly marked for recycling), or in paper bags.

Brush (shrubs, pruning, twigs, and plants) must be placed in a separate container or in bundles weighing no more than 50 pounds each, cut to a length of 4 feet or less, and if in bundles – they must be tied with rope or twine.