PARKING REGULATIONS IN SPRINGFIELD OAKS
Visitor parking is defined as the collective total of all visitor parking spaces on Springfield Oaks Homeowners Association (SOHOA) property. The restrictions, such as parking two consecutive days during the week, or three consecutive days on a weekend, in visitor parking, apply to all spaces collectively, not a single, specific parking space or group of several spaces.
Consecutive days mean the use of all or part of two or more days in a row. For example. If someone parks in visitor on the morning of a Monday and leaves that afternoon, then they return on Tuesday at 10 p.m. and are still there in the parking space on Wednesday morning, they have, technically, parked on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday for three consecutive days during the week. If one of those days is a weekend day (Saturday or Sunday) then an additional consecutive day is permitted. These do not have to be in the same space or same group of spaces, but any visitor parking space in the SOHOA property.
If our community respects the purpose of visitor parking, your visitor(s) should be able to find visitor parking spaces. However, in order to ensure they have available parking, you may park your car in visitor parking to accommodate your guest(s) in one of your assigned spots. Once your guest leaves, you must move your car back to your reserved space at the earliest opportunity
If you are a resident and cannot park in your assigned spaces because you have more than two cars or some other reason, you must find a solution, such as parking on Alban Road or Delong Rd. Rotating cars in visitor parking is prohibited.
If someone is in your assigned space, you can call Dominion Towing at (703) 339-2400. Provide your name, call-back number, address and state you are a resident requesting a tow from your assigned space. If you have an idea who or where the owner of the vehicle is, we encourage you to contact the owner and have them move the car. This is generally faster and more effective than waiting for a tow truck.
The HOA does not monitor Visitor Parking. This was discontinued per the advice of our police liaison with Fairfax County Police and the Association’s attorney.
The HOA appreciates the compliance and consideration of residents to these regulations, so the community has equal access to Visitor Parking.
Parking on yellow painted Fire Lanes is prohibited at all times, and for any length of time, even five minutes. This presents a hazard to the residents of the community if there is a fire or medical emergency. Your car will be towed if it is parked on a Fire Lane at any time
TRASH REGULATIONS IN SPRINGFIELD OAKS
Regular trash pickup is on Monday and Thursday. Bulk pickup of large objects is on Thursdays only. Recycling is picked up on Wednesdays. Yard waste is picked up on Wednesdays between March 1st and December 31st.
The following regulations apply to all items listed.
COMPANY POLICY: All trash must be placed in heavy-duty plastic trash bags, secured tightly, and placed at the curb in front of your home or in a trash container. Containers cannot weigh more than 50 lbs. or they will not be emptied. The following items should NOT be placed in containers or bags at any time: rocks, concrete, dirt, soil, sod, tree stumps, construction debris, brick, or landscaping timbers. Collection of these items may be provided for an additional charge. Please place trash by the curb by 7:30 am on pick up days.
The following containers must be used:
- Trash cans with secure lids
- Heavy duty black trash bags tied securely
- 13-gallon white trash bags must be doubled and tied securely.
- Recycle containers from the trash company, or similar containers. Containers should not be overloaded so trash does not spill or blow around the area.
- Large clear plastic bags may also be used for recycling and must be tied securely.
COUNTY REGULATIONS: The following items will NOT be collected: liquids of any kind, asbestos, ammunition, fuel tanks, hazardous, radioactive, infectious or medical waste, petroleum contaminated soil, dead animals, manure, dangerous acids, caustics, explosives, or other dangerous material or items too large or too heavy to be loaded safely into the collection vehicles.
PROHIBITED ITEMS: Construction materials of any kind, dry wall, paint cans, lumber, fire wood, toilets, sinks, glass doors or windows, concrete blocks or pieces of concrete, carpet.
RECYCLING: Recyclable materials will be collected weekly on Wednesday. Recyclable materials include newspapers, magazines, catalogs, books, mixed paper, aluminum and metal food and beverage containers, and plastic bottles. Plastic bags of any kind, such as grocery bags and glass of any kind are not permitted for recycling. If you did not receive a recycling bin, please call 703-257-7100 to receive a container.
SPECIAL ITEMS: Special items will be collected weekly for a fee.
Special items include white goods (appliances), furniture and other large items.
Special items that will be collected and recycled include scrap metal
(barbeques, bicycles, swings, chairs), small electronics (computers, monitors,
small TVs, small printers, VCRs, DVD/CD players, etc.).
Advance notice is required for the collection of all special items.
Please call to schedule a special pickup: 703-257-7100
All fees for special pickups must be prepaid by the homeowner prior to removal.
PLEASE NOTE: Any of these items that are left out without arrangements for a special pickup, paid for by the resident, will be collected by community maintenance and there will be a $50 charge for this pickup to the resident.
YARD WASTE POLICY: Grass clippings and leaves must be set out for pickup in bio-degradable paper bags or in a personal trash container clearly marked “yard waste” on both sides. Tree limbs and brush must be tied in bundles no longer than 4 feet in length and 6 inches in diameter. Bundles or items that are bagged cannot exceed 50 pounds. Yard waste does not include stumps, rocks, dirt, sod, gravel, mulch, whole trees, or clean-up from storm damage. Collection of these items may be provided for an additional charge