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Chartwell-on-Severn Covenants with Amendments of 2001, rev. b     


 (per community approval process ending in 2004)

  1. No lot as shown on Plat of Chartwell-on-Severn shall be used for any purpose other than residential, which shall include parks, playgrounds, schools and churches and other related uses which are not to be deemed industrial or commercial for the purpose hereof.

  2. Buildings shall be located on any lot no nearer to the front lot line or no nearer to the side Street line than shown on the location Plat as submitted approved by the architect as provided for in Item 5 herein.

  3. No individual sewerage disposal system, cesspool, privy vault, or other receptacle of any kind for the storage of liquid waste shall be used or permitted on any lot unless such system is designed, located or constructed in accordance with the minimum requirements, standards and recommendations of the Health Department of the State of Maryland or other department of the County or State having jurisdiction and authority over such matters. Approval of such system, if installed, shall first be obtained from such authority.

  4. Easements for installation and maintenance of utilities and drainage facilities are hereby expressly reserved as shown on the recorded Plat of Chartwell-on-Severn. Nothing herein contained, however, shall be construed as preventing the further designation or location of additional easement stripes by the said party of the first part, the developer, at a time when lots are conveyed to individual purchasers.

    1. No building shall be erected, placed or altered, or any addition made to any existing building, on any lot until the construction plans, specifications and a plan showing the location and elevation of structure including all walks and driveways have been approved by Donald B. Ratcliffe, Architect, 10404 Stevenson Road, Stevenson, MD 21153, telephone, (410) 484-7010. Said architect is to approve the plans, specifications and location of the structures as to quality of workmanship and material, harmony of external design and colors with existing structures and as to location with respect to topography and finish grade elevation. No fence or wall shall be erected, placed or altered on any lot unless similarly approved by said architect, which approval shall be provided for in Section 5-B hereof The architect shall be entitled to a fee commensurate to the scope of work and not to exceed One Hundred Twenty-five & 00/ 100 Dollars ($125.00), said fee to be submitted with the plans and specifications to be approved. For example, it is expected that the architect's fee for reviewing and approving plans for a fence will be $50.00, while the architect's fee for reviewing and approving plans for a substantial addition to or renovation of a building will be $125.00.

    2. The Board shall have the power through a duly recorded written instrument to change the architect or method of approval. Provided, however, that the aforenamed architect, at his option, may turn over to the said Community Association the power and authority conferred upon him, which said transfer of authority must be accomplished through a duly recorded written instrument.

    3. The architect's approval or disapproval as requested in these covenants shall be in writing. In the event the architect fails to approve or disapprove within thirty (30) days after plans and specifications have been submitted to him, approval will not be required and Section 5 shall be deemed to be fully complied with.

  5. No animals or fowl, including but not limited to cattle, swine, horses, chickens, ducks, shall be kept or bred on any of said property. This covenant is not meant to restrict the ownership of domestic dogs or cats as household pets which are not kept for breeding purposes or sale and are confined on the owner's property. Dogs and cats when off the owner's property shall be on a leash.

  6. At no time shall there be erected or maintained a structure of a temporary character such as a trailer, basement, tent, shack, garage, barn, or other out-building to be used on any lot at any time as a residence either temporarily or permanently.

  7. No noxious or offensive activity shall be carried on upon any lot nor shall anything be done thereon which may be or may become an annoyance or nuisance to the neighborhood.

  8. No sign of any kind shall be displayed to the public view on any lot except one professional sign of not more than one square foot, or one sign of not more than five square feet advertising the property for sale or rent, or signs used by a builder to advertise the property during the construction and sales.

  9. At no time shall any of the lots herein described be stripped of its top soil or allowed to go to waste by wasting away or be made disorderly in appearance by being excavated for gravel, sand or other material or by having rubbish or trash thrown, dumped or disposed upon it. No lumber, brick, stone, cinder block, concrete block, or other materials used for building purposes shall be stored upon any lot more than a reasonable time for the construction in which they are to be used to be completed.

  10. The lots above described are designated as a residential area and only a single residence shall be built on each building lot; provided, however that a building lot for the purposes herein stated shall consist of at least one complete lot as shown on the Plat of Chartwell-on-Severn, but may be one complete lot or any portion of an adjoining lot.

  11. No antennae, aerials or poles or towers shall be erected at a height greater than thirty (30) feet. This shall include, but not be limited to, television and radio apparatus.

  12. Omitted.

  13. The aforegoing covenants and restrictions are to run with the land and shall be binding on all parties and all persons claiming under them until such time as a majority of the owners of the above described lots in Chartwell-on-Severn may amend, cancel, annul or abrogate any or all of these covenants, conditions or restrictions, but an instrument duly executed by a majority of said lot owners must be properly recorded among the Land Records of Anne Arundel County.

  14. If the parties hereto or any of them or their successors or assigns shall violate or attempt to violate any of the covenants herein, it shall be lawful for any other person or persons of any of the aforesaid lots situate in Chartwell-on-Severn to prosecute any proceedings at law or in equity against the person or persons violating or attempting to violate any such covenant to either prevent him or them from so doing or to recover damages for such violation.

  15. Invalidation of any one of these covenants by judgment or court order shall in no wise affect any of the other provisions which shall remain in full force and effect.

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