The amount of the Annual Assessment (dues) is set each year by the Board of Directors and affirmed by the homeowners at the October Annual Meeting. In 2018, the Annual Assessment was raised from $150 to $200.
Notices of the Annual Assessment are included in the November, December, and January newsletters.
Postcard bills are sent to each resident homeowner and each absentee homeowner who has given their contact information to the Board of Directors.
At least two notices are sent via email to homeowners who have joined the Hickory Farms Listserv email group.
Your $200 Hickory Farms Annual Assessment is due by January 1. Please send your check or money order to: HFCA, P.O. Box 2239, Fairfax VA 22031. If you have already paid, please ignore this mass mailing being sent to all homeowners.
The Assessment should be paid by the person who owns the home on January 1. Payments that are not postmarked or in the physical possession of the Treasurer by January 7 are late and the homeowner will be charged an additional $50. Payments received after that date that do not include the additional $50 charge (total payment is $250) will be returned to the homeowner for non-payment. On February 1, delinquent accounts will be turned over to the Association's attorneys for collection. At that point, the amount owed by the delinquent homeowner will be $250 plus attorney fees (another $200+) and could include significant court costs if HFCA files a lawsuit. These procedures are in accord with the Hickory Farms Community Association Bylaws, which have no provision for waiver.