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Violations and Waivers

Covenant Enforcement Procedures

Normally, a phone call or courtesy letter/email is all that it is needed to correct a violation – it is simply an issue with knowing or understanding a rule. The association manager will contact the resident before any fines are assessed. Our policy and associated fines are listed in the schedule of fines below:
1st Violation –  Courtesy warning in the form of a phone call followed up by a written warning notice
2nd Violation – (Violation not corrected within 30 days or the violation reoccurs) $ 50.00 fine
3rd Violation –  (Violation not corrected within 60 days or the violation reoccurs) $100.00 fine
The covenants outline legal steps for resolution if a violation is not corrected; including taking the action to correct an offense at the owner’s expense.
  Other Fines:     
  • Gate Violation/Damage $200
  • Late Payment Fee $25 per month
According to State Statute 720:
  • A fine may not be imposed without a 14 day warning and an opportunity to be heard by the Homeowner's Advocacy Committee (see resident resolution procedures below). 
  • An aggregate fine cannot exceed $5,000 and fines under $1,000 are not lienable. 
Reporting Covenant Violations

It is the responsibility of the association manager to ensure that all the covenants and rules are enforced within Southwind. If you have a concern that you feel has not been addressed, please contact the association manager at 850-664-6000, or via Contact Us on this website. 
Your concern will be handled in strict confidence.
Resident Issue Resolution Procedure

If you would like a waiver to a rule, clarification on a covenant, or disagree with a decision (e.g., an ARC review), you may ask for a review by the Homeowner’s Advocacy Committee (HAC). If you are still unhappy with the ruling, you may present your request to the Board at a scheduled board meeting. Requests for a HAC review can be made through the association manager, or by contacting the Board President via Contact Us.  Mediation between a homeowner and the HAC is confidential; however, a summary of the HAC recommendation will be presented for recording in the Board Meeting Minutes (unless otherwise requested by the homeowner).