Exterior changes
  • I’m planning to have our roof re-done with one of the materials that the RFCA says is acceptable; do I still need to submit an application?
    Yes, you still need to file an application. Simple cases like this generally receive approval within a few days, or even the same day.
  • What procedures do I follow if I want to make changes to the exterior of my home, such as a new roof, a deck, a new front door, etc.?
    You can find the RFCA guidelines, as well as an online application for exterior changes, here: 

  • Where can I use my member discount card?
    Your 2018 annual membership entitles you to discounts at these local businesses (be sure to show your membership card):
    Baltimore Soup Co.
    15% discount
    Belvedere Cleaners
    5% discount on dry cleaning
    Charlesmead Pharmacy
    10% off OTC items; free milkshake for new Rx patient
    Gordon Florist
    10% discount (excludes prior discounts and wire-out orders)
    Kanjizai Martial Arts
    2 weeks free classes
    Octavia Boutique
    15% discount
    Pedal Fun Cycles
    15% off of service and 10% off of accessories/clothing
    Pinehurst Wine Shoppe
    10% discount (excludes sale items, previous sales, and tobacco)
    SASS Salon
    10% off products and services
    True Balance gym
    10% off new packages and programs
    Uncle Wiggly’s
    10% off, excluding gift cards
    Wells Discount Liquors
    10% discount (excludes sale items, previous sales, and tobacco)
    Woodbrook Exxon
    10% off labor, excludes gasoline
    Zen West Cantina
    10% off dine in
  • I need to hire a plumber/electrician/roofer/etc. to work on my house. Can you recommend someone?
    The RFCA does not make recommendations, but you can sign up to the NextDoor message group (https://rodgersforge.nextdoor.com) and ask for a recommendation or search past posts for recommendations. NextDoor is not affiliated with the Rodgers Forge Community Association. 
  • Whom do I contact with questions about BGE's pipeline/meter project?

Neighbor issues
  • How long may a car be parked on the street?
    If a car has valid tags, there does not appear to be any limit on how long it can be parked on a public road, including right in front of your house. 


      Prohibited. A person may not park an unregistered vehicle or a vehicle with an expired registration on a public road, highway, street, avenue, or alley or on private property used by the public in general.


      Authority to remove. The Chief of Police may:


      Take possession of and remove a vehicle parked in violation of this section by means of county equipment or by contract; and


      Cause a vehicle that is removed to be stored either on county property or on private property by contract.

      (1988 Code, § 21-104) (Bill No. 47, 1990, § 1, 5-25-1990; Bill No. 66-01, § 2, 7-1-2004; Bill No. 70-08, § 2, 8-17-2008)

    § 30-1-204. - TRAFFIC AND PARKING.


    Traffic laws. Traffic laws and parking regulations applicable on public roads in the county, including Article 18 of the Code, are applicable on park property.


    Use of roads, pathways, and bikeways. The use of roads, pathways, and bikeways within park property is subject to regulations of the Department.


    Driver must obey instruction. A driver in a park shall immediately obey instructions, by gesture or otherwise, from a Department employee or police officer to:


    Reduce the speed of the driver's vehicle;


    Bring the vehicle to a stop;


    Alter the direction of the vehicle; or


    Remove the vehicle from a restricted area.


    Illegally parked or abandoned motor vehicles. An illegally parked or abandoned motor vehicle may be towed from park property and impounded at the owner's expense.

  • How do I file a complaint against a neighbor who has county code violations, such as knee-high grass or a home that is in severe disrepair?
    When possible, we encourage friendly and polite neighbor-to-neighbor discussions about any problems. If that is not successful, you can file a code-violation complaint at 410-887-3351 or online:
  • My neighbor parks directly in front of my garage without my permission. Is this OK?
    County code says: “Prohibited. A person may not stop, park, or leave standing a vehicle on any road or alley: (1) In front of or within 5 feet of the edge of any private driveway or parking area without the consent of the owner or occupant of the premises; or (2) In a manner that prevents free passage of vehicles or the movement of a lawfully parked vehicle to or from a driveway or parking area. (b) Parking in an alley. A person may not park, stop, or leave unattended a vehicle in any alley leaving less than 12 feet of clearance parallel to the vehicle. (c) Authority to tow a vehicle. (1) If a vehicle is parked, stopped, or left unattended in a manner that prevents or impedes the free passage of any other vehicle, the Chief of Police may tow the vehicle after making a reasonable attempt to locate the owner or, if the owner is known, the owner refuses to remove the vehicle.”
    It's a good idea to have a friendly conversation about this with the neighbor before resorting to having the car towed.

Rodgers Forge Community Association
  • When are RFCA meetings?
    They are generally held at 7PM on the second Wednesday of the month at Rodgers Forge Elementary, but that does sometimes change, so be sure to check the "upcoming events" to doublecheck.
  • Is Rodgers Forge a formal HOA and are dues mandatory?
    No. We are not an HOA and dues are not mandatory. The RFCA also has no role in home sales in terms of providing documents for settlements. Realtors and title attorneys should note, however, that covenants run with the deeds that require homeowners to get RFCA approval before making changes to the exteriors of their homes.
    Residents pay dues because they want to support things like the annual picnic, Dumpster Day, the Easter Egg Hunt, tree planting, community outreach and other efforts to keep this great neighborhood strong. 

  • How do I change my profile information and control what info is displayed in the online directory?
    You can do this by logging in and then clicking the "Your Profile" tab in the upper right corner of the home page.
  • How do I add family members to my online account?
    You can do this by logging in and then clicking the "Your Profile" tab in the upper right corner of the home page.