Rules & Regulations

This document is promulgated pursuant to Article IV, Section 5 of the Association’s By-laws

1. OBSERVATION OF RULES

Ch. 720.305(1), Florida Statutes, states in part, "Each member and the member's tenants, guests,

invitees, and each association, are governed by, and must comply with, this chapter, the governing

documents of the community, and the rules of the association..." If any member, their tenants,

guests or invitees violates any provision of the documents or the reasonable rules and regulations of

the association, after complying with certain statutory requirements a member’s use rights such as

the bar code may be suspended, and reasonable fines of up to $100 per violation may be levied

against a member, or their tenants, guests, or invitees, up to a maximum of $1000.

2. COMPLAINTS ABOUT PROPERTY MANAGEMENT OR GATE GUARDS

An owner, tenant, guest or invitee may not discipline or verbally abuse Property Management or

Gate Guard personnel. Gate Guard complaints should be directed to the Chairman of the Gate

Access Committee. Property Management complaints should be directed to the President of the

Board of Governors.

3. HOURS OF OPERATION

The hours of operation for contractors and service providers are from 7:00 A.M. to 6:00 P.M.,

Monday thru Saturday during daylight saving time, and from 7:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M., otherwise.

No work is permitted on Sundays or legal holidays. Moving is permitted from 8:00 A.M. to 8:00

P.M. Exceptions must be approved by the Chairperson of the Gate Access Committee or the

President of the Board of Governors. Emergencies are always accommodated.

4. SOLICITING

Solicitation by persons or by flyers placed in/on mailboxes, on vehicles or attached to street signs is

prohibited, charities included.

5. ENTRY ACCESS LIST

Owners, and approved renters or extended visitors (over 30 days) must provide a list to the

guardhouse of their routine guests and vendors, updated as required, and call the names in advance

of anyone not on the list.

6. BAR CODE DECALS

A decal(s) may be issued to a renter after the owner has submitted an application, a copy of the

leasing agreement, and the President has signed an Approval of Occupancy. If an owner vacates their

home in the Estates and leases another in the Estates, under certain conditions they may retain their

bar code(s) for as long as they own the first home.

7. ASSESSMENTS

Two types of assessments are levied by the Board of Governors: an annual assessment for the

general operation of the association which is due on January 1; and a semiannual assessment for

Gate Access operations (based on improved lot status) divided into two installments due January 1

and July 1. Florida Statutes provide that if any owner is delinquent for more than 90 days, certain

common area use rights (bar code) of theirs, or their tenants, guests or invitees may be suspended

and reasonable fines of up to $100 per violation levied against them, or their tenants, guests or

invitees up to a maximum of $1000. An opportunity for a hearing must be provided.

8. CONFIDENTIALITY OF INFORMATION

Association membership rosters and all related information are for the personal use of members,

and the association. Do not provide this information to any unauthorized person or organization.

9. VEHICLE OPERATION

The posted speed limit is 25 miles per hour. All STOP signs and speed humps must be observed.

Use extreme caution when approaching walkers, joggers and children in the area.

10. VEHICLES

Unless they can be stored in an enclosed garage, the following vehicles are prohibited from

overnight parking in Pine Tree if visible from the street:

a. Commercial vehicles or those showing or displaying any commercial, charitable or

institutional markings, signs, or displays indicating a commercial or other non-personal use.

b. Vans, other than passenger minivans which must have windows on all body panels and be

designed and used to transport passengers.

c. Trucks of any type including pick-up trucks, and any vehicle with a passenger cab and cargo

bed, whether covered or uncovered, with or without a bed top. "Cargo bed" is a vehicle with a

bed exposed to the elements or covered by a top.

d. Any boat or boat trailer, with or without a boat, or other device which can be towed.

e. Semi-tractors or tractor trailers.

f. Vehicles which are not operable or licensed for use, e.g., golf carts, mopeds.

g. Truck-mounted campers attached or detached from the truck chassis.

h. Noisy or unsightly vehicles.

11. ARCHITECTURAL REVIEW COMMITTEE

Certain exterior changes require prior written approval of the committee, e.g., new construction,

remodeling, landscape changes, pool construction, roof replacement, painting, driveway

replacement. Contact the committee chairman or the association manager for details.

12. PROPERTY MAINTENANCE

Owners are required to maintain their roofs, driveways and exteriors in a good state of repair and

appearance. All lawns and landscaping must be trimmed and provide a neat appearance, and

overhanging trees trimmed to allow a minimum of fourteen feet overhead clearance from the road

surface. A fine may be levied or bar code use rights may be suspended for violations.

13. DAMAGE TO ASSOCIATION PROPERTY

Cost for damage(s) caused by any homeowner, their family, their guests or their contractor/vendor

is the responsibility of the homeowner.

14. MAILBOXES

The mailbox, post and numbering system must be the type, size and color specified by the

association. Initial mailboxes are ordered by the association. Replacement or repairs are an

association expense.

15. LIGHTING

Outside post lights must be operational with a photocell or timer to provide lighting from dusk to

dawn. Homes without a post light must provide some exterior lighting from dusk to dawn, and are

encouraged to install a post light.

16. FLAGPOLE INSTALLATION

Florida statutes allow for the display of certain flags, subject to all building codes, zoning setbacks,

other governmental regulations including noise and lighting ordinances, and to all setback and

location criteria contained in Pine Tree’s governing documents. Organizational flags may be flown

beneath the American flag. Prior to installation of a flagpole, an application form is required to be

completed and submitted, which may be obtained from the management company.

17. LAUNDRY

Hanging laundry or other materials outside is not permitted.

18. SIGNS

Excluding licensed contractors, no sign, notice or advertisement may be displayed anywhere in Pine

Tree Estates unless approved by the president of the board.

19. VACANT LOTS

Driving or parking any vehicle, licensed or unlicensed, or dumping grass or tree cuttings, trash or

construction debris is prohibited.

20. WASTE MATERIAL PICK-UP

The Solid Waste Authority (561.697.2700) schedules a pick-up on Tuesday for trash/garbage and

recyclables, and Friday for trash/garbage and lawn/tree debris. Materials should not be set out

before 6:00 P.M. the evening before. Except for tree trimmings, landscape debris must be bagged.

Garbage must be placed in an enclosed container, not in plastic or paper bags and empty containers

should be retrieved as soon as possible.

21. REAL ESTATE TRANSACTIONS

a. When listing property for sale or rental, an owner must notify the gatehouse and the

management company, and provide the contact information of the listing Realtor, if applicable.

b. An “Available” sign is the only one permitted and may be obtained at the gatehouse for a

refundable charge if returned in usable condition. It must have the listing agent’s phone number.

c. The owner or listing Realtor must register prospective buyers, renters or any Realtors with the

gatehouse. If not, one call will be made and if the owner is not available, entry will be denied.

d. “Open House” showings are allowed if the gatehouse is notified in advance of the date and time,

and if prospective buyers, renters and visiting Realtors have been preregistered. Unregistered

access is not permitted. Realtors must show a photo ID, their Real Estate license and provide a

business card to the Gate Guard.

22. RENTALS & EXTENDED VISITS (over 30 days)

Prior to occupancy by a renter or extended visitor, an owner must submit to the management

company an application on an association-approved form together with the required documentation,

including a copy of the leasing agreement. Occupancy may not occur until the application has been

approved by the association. Assignment or subleases are prohibited. Contact the management

company for forms and instructions.