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Covenants and Rules


In addition to the architectural guidelines, the following residential rules apply:
Contracting Services:
A resident may clear a contractor to enter; however, work may be performed only between 7 am and 6 pm, Monday – Friday (except in emergencies), and 9 am to 6 pm on Saturday. Additionally, no work may be performed on the Holidays listed:
New Year’s Day    Memorial Day     4th of July     Labor Day     Thanksgiving Day     Christmas
Pets. Residents are limited to common household pets; no other animals, livestock, or poultry are allowed. Pet owners are responsible for ensuring that their pets are not allowed to roam and don’t exhibit “public nuisance” behavior such as chasing cars, harassing someone, or barking excessively. Dogs must be on a physical leash at all times.  Pet waste shall be removed and disposed of properly. 
Trash Services. Trash containers may not be visible from the front or sides of the house nor the back of homes on lakes and golf courses. Refuse and recycle containers and yard waste can be placed curbside the evening before scheduled pick up, not before. To schedule bulk pickup or for questions about recyclables and yard waste requirements, call WMS at 862-7141. Our schedule (excluding major holidays):
               Sat & Wed – Trash pickup                Tues – Yard Waste
               Thurs – Recyclables                          Fri – Bulk pickup (call first)
Residential parking. The following rules are strictly enforced:
• Parking on the grass or unimproved areas is not permitted.
• Only registered vehicles (automobiles, low-speed vehicles, and motorcycles), wheeled vehicles, motor homes, trailers, boats, riding lawnmowers, golf carts, etc.) shall be parked in the front, side, or rear yard area except for loading and unloading.  Overnight parking is not permitted. 
 • Disabled, unlicensed, or covered vehicles are permitted in garage parking only.
 • Overnight parking on the street is not permitted.
Signs, Flags, Banners.
No more than one sign or flag may be placed on a Lot, except for federal or state flags, as provided in section 720.304, Florida Statutes. No sign shall exceed six square feet. A sign may not be displayed on a Lot for more than thirty days in any one six-month period, except for the following:
  1. A “For Sale” or “Sold” sign shall be permitted for as long as the Lot is being openly marketed and for seven days following the sale's closing.  One additional sign may be placed on the back side of golf course lots.  No such signs shall exceed six square feet in size.
  1. A single sign identifying the contractor doing construction work on the lot shall be permitted as long as construction is ongoing.  No such sign shall exceed six square feet in size.  No sign shall be affixed to any trees on the Lot or the road's right of way.  The Association or its designee may enter upon any Lot to remove signs that do not comply with this section. 
  1. Small security/home protection signs and/or temporary lawn chemical application signs are exempt from this restriction.
Garage/yard/estate sales. Events of this type are not permitted due to limited parking and potential damage to irrigation systems. 
Open House. A "For Sale" Open House is permitted on Saturdays or Sundays.  Each resident may use a four-hour block between 09:00 AM and 5:00 PM. Prior notification of Security is required.  Residents may provide an active short-term gate code for the open house day.  
Don't hesitate to contact our Association Property Manager for additional information on our enforcement procedures and fines, to report a covenant or rule violation, or to request a waiver.
Current covenants and amendments can be accessed by clicking the links below:
Southwind I      (Windlake Court)
Southwind II     (Baywind Drive)
Southwind III    (Windsong Court)
Southwind IV    (Southwind Court)
Southwind V and VI  (Windrush Drive, Windrush Cove, Windlake Drive, Bluelake Cove,  Amberlake Cove and Clearlake Cove)