Community Guidelines

Holes should not be drilled in your apartment without our prior written consent, nor should any nails, hooks, or screws be used on any floors, doors, windows, tub, shower, appliances, or fixtures in the apartment.

Nothing should be fastened to the floors, doors, windows, walls, appliances, or fixtures in the apartment, the exterior walls, or porches of the buildings.

Please refrain from hanging signs, advertisements, or notices on the outside or inside of any apartment or building.

Locks on the doors leading to the apartment should not be altered without our consent. We must have a key to every lock at all times, and every lock must be compatible with the master key system for the building.

Patio furniture as well at living plants are allowed on your patio/balcony.

Please do not use the balcony, patio, or terrace of your apartment to store personal property.

Additionally, no towels, rags, rugs, laundry, or other items should be hung from any balcony or terrace, nor should anything be thrown or dropped from the windows, balcony or terrace.

REMINDER: In Montgomery County, there is no grilling allowed on balconies or patios. Also, you are not permitted to store grills or propane tanks.

Common areas, sidewalks, entrances, lobbies, hallways, elevators, or stairways of the community should not be used for any purpose other than entry and exit. Please do not place or store furniture, equipment, or personal articles in any common areas for any period of time. We may remove any such items at any time, at your expense, including any storage costs.

- Use cold water for your laundry and run full loads only.

- Vacuum the coils of your refrigerator at least every three months. Dirt build-up causes the refrigerator to work harder.

- Use kitchen and bathroom exhaust fans sparingly. They can change the temperature in your home two degrees for every fifteen minutes of continuous use.

- Please call the office to report screens with holes, dripping faucets, running toilets, etc. We are happy to help you save energy costs.

- Check out the Pepco website for additional energy savings ideas.

An alternate site for energy savings information is Look under the tab on Education and Safety.

- Combined, both sites list over 150 energy saving ideas. There is more information on filter changes, lighting placements, refrigerator and water temperatures, cooking tips, etc.

- Microwave cooking uses about half the energy of your oven.

- Turn off your computer, fax machine, and printer, and unplug other appliances when you are gone during the day and when you are asleep.

- Use compact fluorescent light bulbs everywhere possible. The upfront cost outweighs the eventual energy cost. They are also better for the environment.

- Run your dishwasher with full loads only. Use minimal water to rinse off dishes before placing in dishwasher.

Energy Saving Tips: Summertime

- Check your windows to be certain they are closed tightly when you are using the air conditioner.

- Close your blinds if you receive direct sun during the day.

- Use a fan to circulate cool air. You can then lower your A/C temperature a few degrees.

- Raise your air conditioner temperature five to ten degrees when you leave for work and when you go to sleep. (Turning the unit off completely requires much more energy to return to your desired temperature.)

All equipment located in your apartment or community should be used in a reasonable and careful manner. Equipment includes such things as toilets, sinks, electrical, plumbing, heating, ventilating, air conditioning, building access system, elevators, appliances, or other facilities. If you or your family, guests, or visitors use any equipment in a manner that causes damage to the equipment, you could be held responsible for the costs of repairing or replacing it.

If your community has a pool, you must pay any required fees prior to usage.  For your safety, please obey all pool rules and regulations.

Games, sports, and other recreational activities are permitted only in designated areas. All rules and regulations must be obeyed including the days and hours that recreational facilities may be used.

We may at any time discontinue any recreational services or close down facilities either temporarily or permanently.

Granite Countertop Proper Care

Most apartment homes at Tamarron Apartments feature granite countertops in the kitchen and bathroom(s). Please read the following tips to ensure proper care:

*Wipe up any spills IMMEDIATELY.

*Do not store bottles of cooking oil directly on the granite countertop. Do not store rusty pots, pans, or cans on your countertops as the rust can stain the granite.

*Clean your countertop daily with a soft cloth and a neutral, non-abrasive cleanser for best results. Mild dish soap and water work best.

*Avoid using household cleaners such as, Windex, Lysol Disinfectant and 409.

*Avoid products that contain lemon, vinegar, or other acids on granite. They are susceptible to acid etching.

*Cutting foods directly on your countertops is not recommended.

Following these simple tips will keep your granite countertops clean & beautiful!

Items which weigh more than we determine is reasonable for the floor loading of the apartment are not permitted. You must check with us before bringing heavy items (i.e., waterbeds, safes, etc.) into the apartment.

In the event of a lock-out, residents should call the main Tamarron office number.

*There is a $35 charge if it is after business hours.

Please keep in mind we may remove any vehicle at the owner’s expense if it appears abandoned, inoperable, does not display an inspection sticker and/or license plates, or the inspection and/or registration is expired.

We apologize, but due to local water restrictions and hazardous substance ordinances, we cannot allow residents or their guests to work on their vehicles in the community parking areas. Vehicles may be washed only in designated areas. If there is no designated area, then washing vehicles is not allowed.

All residents, their family, and guests should conduct themselves in a manner that will not disturb their neighbors or community staff. Noise, odors, or any other actions that cause a disturbance are not permitted. Please do not interfere with the rights, comforts, or convenience of other residents or community staff.

Remember you are responsible for the conduct of your family, friends, guests, and anyone you invite into the community.

We will make reasonable efforts to stop neighbors from disturbing your peace, but we cannot be responsible for controlling their actions. If you are seriously disturbed by activities at your neighbor’s apartment, please call the police.

Cats & dogs are welcome at your community. A Pet Agreement is required for all pets and additional fees apply. Any violation of pet rules and regulations can result in charges to your account, loss of pet privileges, or eviction. See restrictions below.

Number of Pets
Two maximum.

Pet Friendly Areas
Pets may be restricted to certain buildings and/or floor levels within the community.

Service Animals or Assistance Animals for Disabled
Service animals or other assistance animals for disabled residents will always be permitted with verification that the resident qualifies as disabled and requires the animal in order to have equal opportunity to use and enjoy the apartment and community. A Pet Addendum will be required; however, all fees, deposits, and renters’ insurance requirements specific to the animal will be waived. Rules and regulations will apply to the animal.


The following dog breeds are not allowed (no full or mix of any of the following):

  • Akita
  • Alaskan Malamute
  • American Bulldog
  • Chow
  • Dalmatian
  • Doberman
  • Dogo Argentino
  • German Shepherd
  • Husky
  • Presa Canario
  • Rottweiler
  • Staffordshire Terrier/Pit Bull
  • Wolf

or any other breed prohibited by management for life/safety reasons. We may change the restricted breed list after thirty (30) days notice; however, if such change means that your dog will no longer be allowed, then your dog will nonetheless be permitted (grandfathered) until the expiration of your then-current lease term. No “visiting” pets are allowed.

Pet Rules and Regulations

  1. Pets must be licensed and immunized in accordance with applicable regulations.
  2. Dogs are not allowed outside the apartment unless on a leash (in accordance with local leash laws) and under your control or under the control of your designated responsible person.
  3. Cats must be indoors only. Only domestic breeds are allowed.
  4. Pets must not be left alone, at any time, outside the apartment. Animal control will be called to remove any pets left unattended within the community.
  5. Dogs may not be tied to any fixed object (such as a tree) anywhere in the community. You may not keep your pet on the balconies or patios unleashed or unattended at any time.
  6. No pets are allowed in the swimming pool areas, other apartments, laundry rooms, offices, clubrooms, or other recreational facilities, except as required by applicable laws related to service animals or other assistance animals.
  7. Dogs and cats must be housebroken. Dogs and cats must be spayed or neutered, and no pet offspring are allowed.
  8. Pets must be walked and curbed only in designated areas. You are responsible for immediate clean-up of pet waste. Pet waste is to be disposed of properly in plastic bags and placed in the dumpsters or other designated dog stations.
  9. You will not allow any pet to become a nuisance or danger to other residents, which includes, but is not limited to, biting, excessive barking, or whining.
  10. Upon maintenance requests, dogs must be restricted to an area not affected by the service request.
  11. You are responsible for any extermination fees incurred as a result of keeping a pet in the apartment.

We may change any of the above Pet Rules and Regulations after thirty (30) days’ notice.

Recycling bins are located at each dumpster enclosure. We provide bins for residents to use in their apartments to aid in sorting.

If you choose to bag your recycling items please ensure you use clear bags or it cannot be recycled and will delay the pickup.

The following items should be recycled:

Glass jars and bottles
Unbroken green, brown and clear glass jars and bottles only. No other kinds of glass. No lids. Rinse and leave labels on.

Yard Trimmings
If you can’t grasscycle, compost or mulch, then bag or can yard trimmings. Brush can be bundled. Always label containers of yard trimmings.
Call (240) 777-6410 for yard trim labels. No plastic bags for yard trimmings!

Plastic Narrow-neck Bottles
Rinse. Discard caps. No other plastic. No plastic without narrow necks. Remember, always check for the neck!

Cans and Foil Products
Aluminum and bi-metal (steel/tin) food and beverage cans and aluminum foil products. Rinse cans and wipe foil. Attached lids are okay. Don’t crush cans. No other types of metals.

Mixed Paper
Newspapers, cereal boxes, office paper, unwanted mail, and all other clean dry paper, etc. Place in blue wheeled cart or in paper grocery bags or bundle with twine and place next to or on top of recycling bin. No plastic bags.

Call (240) 777-6400 or visit the website at for more information. Help us meet Montgomery County’s 50% recycling goal.

Recycle the following Items at The Montgomery County Transfer Station:

Scrap Metals - Washers, dryers, refrigerators, air conditioners, dishwashers, sinks, stoves, freezers, furnaces, hot water heaters, trash compactors, iron furniture, doors, cabinets, humidifiers/dehumidifiers, bikes, swing sets, aluminum lawn chairs, shower stalls, and disassembled metal sheds.

Tires - Vehicle tires. (Limit four tires.)

Textiles - Clothing, drapes, towels, shoes, sheets, handbags, and cloth measuring at least 15 inches x 15 inches.

Antifreeze - Antifreeze drained from your car, truck, RV or boat. (Five-gallon limit.)

Motor Oil - Used motor oil from cars, trucks, boats, lawn mowers, RVs, or motorcycles. (Five-gallon limit.)

Batteries (Automotive/Lead Acid) - Lead acid from cars, trucks, and RVs.

Construction Materials - Doors, fencing/lumber, sheds, drywall, flooring, carpeting, kitchen cabinets, hardware, toilets, bathtubs, cinder blocks, and sinks.

Computers - Old or unwanted processing units, hard drives, monitors, keyboards, printers and copiers, wires and power cords, scanner, software, etc.

Please do not bring anything into your apartment or the community that increases the risk of fire. Things that could cause an increased risk of fire include flammable oils, fluids, propane, benzene, gasoline, kerosene, or other hazardous materials.

Please refrain from cooking or barbecuing on a porch, patio, balcony, or within 15 feet of any building, except as expressly permitted by your community.

Satellite dishes one meter or less in size are permitted upon your signing a Lease Addendum – Satellite Antenna and Dishes.

Home Properties has contracted a company for snow and ice removal operations. Please adhere to the following guidelines related to snow removal:

All communications regarding snow removal operations should be directed to our Leasing Office (e.g., if plowing or sidewalk clearing has not occurred in your section of the community). If the office is closed due to inclement weather, please leave a voicemail message, as they are monitored and responded to! The Contractor has been instructed to only communicate with Community Managers.

- The Contractor will begin snow removal operations after two (2) inches of snow has accumulated on paved surfaces or at the discretion of the community.

- Parking spaces will be truck bladed to the extent that parked vehicles permit (at least three unoccupied parking spaces in a row) during the original plowing service. Roadways will be plowed curb to curb, or as close to the curb, as the roadway allows.

- The snowplow operators will attempt to push the snow off the roadway in smooth, continuous passes with the blades angled toward the road to not create large drifts of snow in front of parked cars; however, the Contractor is not responsible for removing snow from behind/around cars after the snow removal service. This will inevitably occur each time the truck plows snow from the street, but the Contractor has been cautioned to avoid this as much as possible.

- After the snow has been removed, the Contractor will use rock salt on the drivelanes and parking areas and ice melt for the sidewalks.

- Snow should never be shoveled onto streets, sidewalks, or other parking spaces. The Contractor is not responsible for the removal of snow piled by residents in these areas. When shoveling or blowing snow, please place it onto grass-covered common areas. Visit the Leasing Office to borrow a spare shovel if needed.

- If you are essential personnel or are required to be available for work, please make private arrangements or park on a public or adjacent street.

- Snow removal and ice melt will not be applied to your patio area during winter months by the Contractor of the community. Under the provisions of your lease, it is your responsibility to keep your apartment in a clean, orderly, and safe condition. This includes the patio area. Failure to do so will be at your own risk.

All trash should be placed in plastic bags and disposed of in the appropriate waste containers. Bulk items should never be disposed of outside of waste enclosures or left on community grounds. Please do not place any trash in halls, stairways, balconies, or laundry rooms.