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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
Hanging laundry or other materials outside is not permitted.
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.