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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Frequently Asked Questions
Below are a few FAQ that may answer your questions regarding Richview Park’s HOA.
Yes, there have been isolated incidents of people taking items from unlocked cars, unlocked homes, and unsecured yard items. Please report suspicious activity, crime, stray dogs, aggressive driving, suspicious drug trade, and dogs without leach to the Tallahassee Police, Animal Control, or Code Enforcement as applicable, and alert the HOA by sending an email.
Generally, T-1 11 plywood, vinyl, plank boards are used. Seek approval from the HOA Architectural Committee in advance for siding and color approval. The form for HOA Property Improvement Document can be found under Document and Forms.
Can I have metal, aluminum, wood and, or atypical colored roofing installed (i.e. green, red, white)?
No, the subdivision does not have natural gas pipelines.
Yes, but please ask permission from the HOA Architectural Committee.
Yes, unless you are a tenant and your lease say otherwise.
Can I have short-term signs such as: “Open House”, “Garage Sale”, “For Sale”, or “For Rent” posted in my yard?
Yes, you may.
Yes, but limit the number of signs, and remove them soon after the election.
Yes, but only if it doesn’t generate significant traffic, noise, odor, storage, signage, large truck parking and, or complaints.
The City web address is – Http://www.talgove.com/growth/growth-community-code.aspx
The phone number is (850) 891-7001, Option 3.
It is advisable to keep your bushes below or at window height for security purposes. Although the City does not regulate the height of bushes, the HOA prefers well-trimmed trees, and bushes
No, overgrown yards will be fined by the City.
No. If your pooch poop on the grass, collect the poop in a bag and dispose of it appropriately.
Who do I contact for Utilities, Trash, Recycle Bin or to report a problem?
Please contact the City of Tallahassee https://www.talgov.com/you/you.aspx
On which day is Trash collected in the Subdivision?
The neighborhood trash day is MONDAY.
When should I pull my trash can back?
Trash can must be pull back into the yard by the next day, or the City will fine non-compliant owners or renters.
How do I get rid of bulky items?
Bulky items are – furniture, electronics, beds, construction materials, large branches. The City has many requirements, and in some cased, you must make a special request. In some cases, the service is free. Please contact the city for more information at https://www.talgov.com/you/you-solidwaste.aspx
Please contact the City of Tallahassee – [email protected]
- Abandoned cars
- Junk at the side of front of house
- Graffiti on mail boxes
- Suspicious activity
- Street light out
- Street sigh missing
- Damaged sidewalk cracks
- Trash cans not being removed timely
- Street facing exterior paint colors
- Roof colors
- Window types
- Lawn décor
- Cars parked on the grass
- Parked trailers
Contact the HOA at [email protected],com
- Maintenance issues – contact your plumber/specialist
Each unit owns/maintains its side – If you can look through a section of wall as would one or the other unit, that’s the owner of the respective exterior wall.
The HOA is managed and designed by Netphiles:
2512 Balsam Terrace
Tallahassee, FL 32303
Curtis Hayes, Hayes Lawn Service has been the HOA lawn care provider since the development of the subdivision:
66 Gaffney Side Road
Monticello, FL 32344
The meetings will vary depending on whether matters are pressing. However, there is always one Annual Meeting each year. The meetings are held at Towne East Baptist Church at 1055 Richview Rd, Tallahassee, FL 32301.
You may request a copy for the HOA, Research it at the Court website or our Homepage – www.richviewparkhoa.com
The HOA uses Capital City Bank on Apalachee Parkway.
The HOA files a one page tax form which include Annual Dues, so no taxable actions occur.
The HOA will charge 12 percent interest and send a “Demand Letter” from our attorney, as well as place a lien on a property.
YES, according to our Covenant, Annul Dues can be increased up to 5 percent each year.
2010- 2016 $37.50
Maintenance of entrance
- Entrance utilities
- Sprinkler system
- Lighting fixtures: timers, wiring and outdoor Outlets
- Entrance decorations for the holidays
- Correspondence printing
- Check purchase
- Mail box rental fee
- Meeting space /snacks
- HOA website
- HOA insurance
- Financial Report
- Government fees, bonding, attorney fee as needed or applicable
NO, Annual Dues are paid in advance.
YES, per Florida Statute 720.308
Annual Dues are collected Annually – January 1 each year.
Annual Dues are due on the 1st day of each year- January 1.
No, the HOA board members are volunteers.
Our Tax identification number is 59-3243208
March 27, 1991.
The HOA does not have an office.
There are 154 units in the development.
No, the development was not designed for varied and comparable land uses, only as a housing development.
Does the HOA rent any facilites or have income generating devices like coin laundry, stock holdings or interest bearing accounts?
The HOA has none of the above.
The HOA does not own any land or buildings.
The most one person/entity owns is nine units. The HOA would prefer owner-occupied properties to maintain the character of the subdivision.
About 60 percent are owner-occupied.
The HOA is a non-profit organization.
No, the Developer does not own a unit.
The Corporation (Hillcrest Housing, Inc) no longer exists.
No pre-approval is needed.
Please email the HOA to request the Estoppel Letter – [email protected]. Yes, there is a $150 fee, payable to Richview Park HOA, P.O. Box 15512, Tallahassee, FL 32317.
The Estoppel Letter can be found on the website, go to Documents and Forms. You should complete your requested information then email the Estoppel Letter to the HOA for completion.
I am refinancing/selling my house and bank/mortgage lender needs to know if the HOA has insurance and with whom?
Yes, the HOA is insured with Doug Crowley Insurance, 2814 Remington Green Circle, Tallahassee, FL 32308. (850) 386-1922.
Homeowners’ Associations (HOAs) are organizations which deal with the upkeep of a neighborhood’s common areas and establish standards of acceptable behavior for a community. While they all share a common purpose, the level of activity HOA’s undertake and other characteristics vary somewhat from case to case.
While limited to some extent by state and local laws, HOA rules and regulations are also supported by them. This means that becoming a member involves entering into a legally binding contract. As long as the HOA stays within its authority and its governing documents comply with state and local laws, courts will usually uphold their actions if an issue gets that far. While rules are officially set in documents, the HOA can usually change them through a member vote or similar procedure, so there is recourse if a particular restriction or bylaw seems unfair.
Disciplinary actions by a HOA are typically in the form of fines, but in more serious cases may go as far as a lien on the property. For a sufficient offense, the HOA may even be able to foreclose on a home, depending on its rules. If an HOA assesses fines, even incorrectly, it may be better to pay them first and then contest the matter to avoid any late fees, penalties or other consequences.
Looking after common property might involve mowing the grass, shoveling snow, repaving streets, cleaning up dead trees and similar tasks. Trash collection, water and sewer services and activities of that nature can also fall under the HOA’s purview. In some neighborhoods, HOA management will also involve upkeep for common clubhouses, swimming pools, tennis courts and similar facilities. Those living in condominiums may pay the HOA for building upkeep, dealing with elevators and other matters that affect all residents.
The size of the neighborhood and its common areas is often a factor in the HOA’s general activity level. Communities with little space may have relatively low-key HOAs, while those with extensive shared facilities will need to remain active to keep them in good condition. The HOA is also responsible for ensuring residents follow regulations, such as rules against pets or building fences.
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