Our Covenants strictly prohibit street parking, Article 11, Section 13. Since we all have workmen and visitors that park on the street during day times and normal visiting hours, we are primarily concerned with overnight parking as a safety hazard. Generally, the roving guard will issue warnings after 10:00 pm.
We ask all homeowners to review the restrictions in Article 11, Section 13. As part of Lake Jovita Homeowner’s Association, it is your responsibility to ensure that you or your guests do not park their vehicles out of the designated parking areas as determined by Vehicles – Article 11, Section 13, in the Lake Jovita Covenants, Conditions, and Restrictions.
Upon the first offence you will receive a notice of illegal parking. With the second offence, you may be fined in accordance with Article 9, Section 2 (E), $100.00 per occurrence. Subsequent street parking can result in the towing of the vehicle.
Illegal parking at a residence constitutes both a safety hazard and a violation of our governing documents.
Again, we ask that you review Article 11, Section 13 and Article 9, Section (2) listed below, to familiarize yourself with parking restrictions in Lake Jovita.
Article 11, Section 13. Vehicles. No vehicle shall be parked within the Properties except on a paved parking surface, driveway, or within a garage. No trucks or vehicles which are primarily used for commercial purposes, other than those temporarily present on business or permitted to be parked within the properties unless concealed within the garage. Boats, trailers, campers, travel trailers, mobile homes, recreational vehicles, ATVs, and the like, and any vehicles not in operable condition and validly licensed, shall only be permitted to be kept within the Properties if such are kept inside a garage and concealed from public view except for certain boats as permitted by lake Lot Owners as set forth in Article XI, Section 17 of the Declaration. Recreational Vehicles are allowed to be parked on the driveway for a period of 48 hours for the purpose of preparing for a trip or clean up upon the return of a trip. No vehicle of any type shall be parked overnight on any private roadway (as defined in Article I, Section 8 of the Declaration) within the Properties. _Golf carts, electric vehicles and all off-highway vehicles and any vehicles other than automobiles (“Off-Highway Vehicles(s)”) may be operated on the streets of Lake Jovita under the following conditions: A golf cart may not be capable of exceeding speeds of 20 miles per hour. All Off-Highway Vehicles must obey the speed limits posted within Lake Jovita. Children of Owners must be at least fourteen (14) years of age to operate any of these Off-Highway Vehicles. It shall be the responsibility of the Owner to teach their children the correct and safe operation of any Off-Highway Vehicles. If any Owner purchases his or her own golf cart to be used on the golf course, they must comply with any rules issued by the Club. Additionally, all Off-Highway Vehicles. If an Owner purchases his or her own golf cart to be used on the golf course, they must comply with any rules issued by the Club. Additionally, all Off-Highway Vehicles shall be equipped with a windshield, headlights, brake lights and turn signals. All Off-Highway Vehicles operated on the streets of Lake Jovita must follow the same rules of the road that apply to automobiles. Off-Highway Vehicles owned by the Owners are not permitted on sidewalks.
Article 9, Section (2). Fining Authority. The Board of Directors of the Lake Jovita Homeowners Association, its successors, appointees, and assigns, shall have the power to levy fines against Lot Owners for violations of the rules, regulations and restrictions established by the Association to govern the conduct of occupants in the community. The Association shall have the ability, without waiving the other remedies for enforcement provided by these governing documents, to levy fines consistent with Florida Statute Section 720.305, as amended from time to time. The fines shall be $100.00 per day up to $5,000.00 in aggregate for each individual, ongoing violation of this Declaration. Multiple violations on a lot shall result in individual fines for each violation. Fines may become a lien against the Lot upon reaching $1,000.00. The fines may be collected in the same manner as an assessment under Florida Statute Section 720.3085. the Board of Directors, its successors, appointees, and assigns may impose a fine against a Lot Owner for each violation by the owner, or his tenants, guests, or visitors of the Declarations, Articles, By-laws, or rules or regulations, and a separate fine for reach repeat violation; provided, however, written notice of the nature of the violation and an opportunity to attend a hearing shall be given prior to the levy of the initial fine.