Pine Ridge  Frequently Asked Questions

 

Have you been wondering about the rules and regulations in our Neighborhood? We have organized the following FAQ into one place to try to answer all those questions!

The FAQ’s are broken into the following sections (Click below to scroll to a section)

About my Property

What is considered front yard on my property?

Answer:

On a rectangular lot, anything that is from the rear line of the home and forward.

On a corner lot, on the interior side, anything from the rear corner of the home forward and around to the front. On the street side anything from the back line of the home parallel to the back lot line and around to the street front.

Other Notes

Diagrams are available within the deed restriction document.

The placement of the home does matter, diagrams are available within the deed restriction document.

Deed Restriction Section

2.01

 

May I clear cut my lot?

Answer:

No, you may not clear cut your lot.

You must submit an environmental plan before any land clearing begins. You are required to keep double of what is required by the county.

Other Notes:

Please verify with the county, in the past it is 15 trees per acre, which would equate to 30 per acre. The size requirement again, check with the county.

Citrus County Tree Preservation Guidelines

Deed Restriction Section

4.13

Can I stay in my Motorhome, Travel Trailer on my property while they are building our new home?

Answer:

No, unfortunately this is not allowed

 

Deed Restriction Section

4.02

 

Burn Pits Rules

Answer:

Burning may not be done in the front yard, and this is in your restrictions.

Your front yard on a square lot is from the rear corners of the home to the front line of the property and on a corner lot, the line is drawn  from the interior lot line side rear corner of the home all the way around to the rear lot line even with the rear corner of the home on the street front side.

Therefore, on a corner lot you have less back yard. Yes, you may have a burn pit if it is not in the front yard.

Also, please be mindful of the county and burn bans and all regulations.

 

What are my setbacks on a rectangualar lot?

Answer:

Setbacks are 40′ from the front and 25′ from the sides and back lot lines.

Deed Restriction Section

2.01

 

What are my setbacks on a corner lot?

Answer:

Setbacks are 40′ from each street, and 25′ from the interior and back lot line.

Deed Restriction Section

2.01

 

May I combine my lots? If so, will I only have one lot payment?

Answer:

Yes, You may combine your lots with the county. But since it remains platted as original, yes you must pay for each lot.

Other Notes:

If improvements on combined lots, then if they are ceased to be combined, the deed restrictions must be in compliance; including setbacks.

Deed Restriction Section

2.03

 

Are Chickens Allowed on Property

Answer:

No – Chickens are not allowed on Property

 

Pools

Do I have to submitt an application for a pool and enclosure?

Answer:

Yes, both pool and style of enclosure must be submitted for review.

 

Other Notes

Site plan, pool drawing, enclosure drawing, if fence, then style.

Make sure that the Lanai structure is 15′ or more from the property Line

 

Deed Restriction Section

2.01

 

Fences and Gates

May I add no climb wire to my fence or electric hot wire?

Answer:

Yes, no climb wire may be added behind the wood rails. Electric hot wire fence is permitted. Check county requirements

Deed Restriction Section

2.02

 

Do I need to apply for decorative walls or columns?

Answer:

Yes, submit a site plan, style of wall or column and placment, drawings or photo.

Other Notes:

Check County for permitting requirements.

Deed Restriction Section

2.02

 

Do I need to submit application for placement of a fence?
  • Answer:

Yes, all styles of fencing and gates need application.

 

Other Notes

Site plan depicting the type of fence and placement along with gates. No county permit needed.

 

Deed Restriction Section

2.01

 

What type of fence may I have in the front yard?

Answer:

Post and board or post and rail only. No higher than 54″. Board placement requirements: Boards on outside of posts up to front line of home.

 

Other Notes

To understand where your front yard is see the FAQ about Front Yards

 

Deed Restriction Section

2.02

 

What type of fence may I have in the back yard?

Answer:

Any style that is open and up to 6′, wood solid can only be 4′ with 2′ open lattice up to 6′. Vinyl may be 6′.

Other Notes

No county permit needed.

 

Deed Restriction Section

2.02

 

Do I need to show my gate style?

Answer:

Yes, when submitting for a fence, gates should accompany the application.

Deed Restriction Section

2.02

 

Sheds and Accessory Structures

May I build an accessory structure on my property and where may I place it?

Answer:

Yes, placement depends on square footage. If 1,200 or under it may be placed in front of the back line of the home. All others beyond the back line of the home. It must match the home in exterior finish.

 

Other Notes

Application, site plan showing placement and setbacks, as well as building plans must be submitted for review. County permit is required.

 

Deed Restriction Section

2.01

 

May I build a utility screen to cover my trash cans, a/c, and pool equipment?

Answer:

Yes, it is encouraged to conceal those items from public view.

The maximum height may be 6′ with no more than one panel in the front and a total of 20 linear feet and the longest dimension parallel to the home. With one side open.

Other Notes:

The shape of a screening would be an upside down L. This screening must be maintained, kept clean and in good repair. Please submit an application for approval.

Deed Restriction Section

4.01

Where may I place my shed?

Answer:

Less than two acres  – Behind the back line of the home.

Over two acres –  Behind front line of home.

Other Notes:

A corner property does not dictate placement, only size of lot and behind proper line of home.

Deed Restriction Section

3.03

What do I need to apply for a shed?

Answer:

Yes,

  • Site plan detailing placement and setbacks from the unit
  • Photo or drawing of the unit,
  • Application with size, and color details.

 

Other Notes:

The County will require permit. However, wait until approved as they often ask for HOA proof of approval.

Deed Restriction Section

3.03

If I have and existing accessory structure that is grandfathered in. i.e. it exceeds 1,200 square feet and is before the rear line of the structure, may I add to it?

Answer:

No, if the structure is already grandfathered in, it may not be altered to be increased in size.

 

Other Notes:

Depending on the size of your property you may have an option to build a separate structure.

Deed Restriction Section

2.01 Setbacks

Do I have to apply for a shed and what size shed may I have?

Answer:

Yes, 288 Square feet.

Deed Restriction Section

3.03

What do I need to apply for a shedport or metal canopy structure?

Answer:

  • Site plan detailing placement and setbacks from the unit,
  • Photo or drawing of the unit,
  • Application with size, and color details.

Other Notes:

All Shedports or metal canopies must be behind the back line of the home. The shed part of the port must be no larger than 288 square feet.

Deed Restriction Section

3.03

How many accessory structures may I place on my property?

Answer:

  • Under two acres, 2 structures.
  • Over two but under three acres, 3 structures
  • Greater than three acres but under five, 4 structures,
  • Over five acres, 5 structures.

Other Notes:

Accumulative square feet does matter with the placement of units. See section 3.01 for details.

Deed Restriction Section

3.03

May I disturb the land and leave it? (When building a structure)

Answer:

No, if you alter any part of the land by building or placing a structure, you must place plants, grass, sod, mulch or ground cover, those areas disturbed within 90 days of the disturbance.

Other Notes:

Areas of erosion must be covered immediately.

Deed Restriction Section

4.11

Do I have to apply to place a slab on my property

Answer:

No. However, if you are placing a slab and want it to be considered for a future build for an item i.e. a carport there are certain considerations that you will need to make

 

Other Notes:

ant it to be considered for a future build for an item i.e. a carport there are certain considerations that you will need to make. Note: must be beyond back line of home with setback of 25ft off rectangular lot line rear and side and 40 ft off corner street front side and 25 ft off rear line or if considering building an accessory structure on the same, it must not exceed the 1,200 square feet rule if before the back line of the home.

Deed Restriction Section

2.01 and 3.03 apply

Building a new Home

May I clear cut my lot?

Answer:

No, you may not clear cut your lot.

You must submit an environmental plan before any land clearing begins. You are required to keep double of what is required by the county.

Other Notes:

Please verify with the county, in the past it is 15 trees per acre, which would equate to 30 per acre. The size requirement again, check with the county.

These are the Citrus County guidelines on tree-preservation-guidelines

Deed Restriction Section

4.13

What size home may I build?

Answer:

Most homes may be 1,600 square feet under air. However, Lots under addendum A must not be under 1,800 square feet. Check your block and lot with the addendum at the end of the Deed restrictions.

Other Notes:

For maximum square footage check with the county on their requirements.

Deed Restriction Section

3.02

 

What do I need to submit for a new home build?

Answer:

Using the Builder Application even if you are an owner/builder. Check off new home, the size, submit full plans, a site plan indicating placement of the home. If a pool, show on site plan, give drawing of the pool and enclosure style. Environmental review, $100 application fee and the roof style color, and paint color scheme.

Other Notes:

Important items on plan:

  • Fascia size 5 1/2 or greater.
  • Overhang 12″ or greater a
  • Roof pitch 5/12 or greater.
  • Must show all set backs,
  • Home must be set off street front at least 40′.

Deed Restriction Section

3.02

 

Can I stay in my Motorhome, Travel Trailer on my property while they are building our new home?

Answer:

No, unfortunately this is not allowed

 

Deed Restriction Section

4.02

 

Do I have to apply to place a slab on my property

Answer:

No. However, if you are placing a slab and want it to be considered for a future build for an item i.e. a carport there are certain considerations that you will need to make

 

Other Notes:

ant it to be considered for a future build for an item i.e. a carport there are certain considerations that you will need to make. Note: must be beyond back line of home with setback of 25ft off rectangular lot line rear and side and 40 ft off corner street front side and 25 ft off rear line or if considering building an accessory structure on the same, it must not exceed the 1,200 square feet rule if before the back line of the home.

Deed Restriction Section

2.01 and 3.03 apply

Renting and Leasing

May I lease my property?

Answer:

Yes, you must submit a Nationwide criminal background check for each adult occupant, a copy of the lease and the application acknowledgement of responsibility by each the owner and prospective tenant.

Other Notes:

Pine Ridge office has certified background screening company for a fee of $60 each applicant. For more data on this contact the office.

Deed Restriction Section

2.04

 

May I rent rooms in my home.

Answer:

No, you may only rent your home for 12 months at a time and for not less than 3 months, but you are limited to no more than two rentals per year.

Other Notes:

See section 1.01 as to the reason for these limitations.

Deed Restriction Section

2.04

 

Changes/Upgrades to your home

Do I have to follow certain paint colors for my home?

Answer:

Yes, the paint colors are listed on the website, the original book with newly added colors. Please be aware of the direction for placement of colors. If you like a color but it is to bright, you may select a color within that color scheme that is lighter.

Other Notes:

Please place the color tab for the base and indicate that it is base. A tab for the trim and your accent colors if any. Accents can be front door, and shutters. Please not the garage may be the base of the home color, white, beige or grey.

Deed Restriction Section

3.02

 

Do I need to apply for a reroof?

Answer:

Yes, the roof color and styles are on the website under documents Please submit an owner application along with the type of material and color.

 

Deed Restriction Section

3.02

 

Do I need to apply for solar panels being installed on my home or in my yard?

Answer:

Yes, placement of solar panels must be applied for; if on roof just one photo of placement and if on land, a site plan depicting placement of the solar unit and a photo.

Other Notes:

County permit is required.

Deed Restriction Section

4.14

Do I need to apply to place a new driveway?

Answer:

No, a driveway does not require ADC approval. Note: Check with the county for driveway culvert and installation of driveway.

Other Notes:

County permit is required.

Deed Restriction Section

No Section

Do I need to apply to replace my windows?

Answer:

No, replacement of windows in the home may be done without application. Note: Check with the county for applicable permits or notice of commencement.

Other Notes:

 

Deed Restriction Section

No Section

Do I need to apply to put in electronic or manual hurricane panels?

Answer:

No, if you do not need to submit review for either style of installation. Note: Check with the county for electronic panels and please see PRPOA Use Rules to conform with the proper times of placement.

Other Notes:

 

Deed Restriction Section

No Section

If I have and existing accessory structure that is grandfathered in. i.e. it exceeds 1,200 square feet and is before the rear line of the structure, may I add to it?

Answer:

No, if the structure is already grandfathered in, it may not be altered to be increased in size.

 

Other Notes:

Depending on the size of your property you may have an option to build a separate structure.

Deed Restriction Section

2.01 Setbacks

Do I have to apply to place a slab on my property

Answer:

No. However, if you are placing a slab and want it to be considered for a future build for an item i.e. a carport there are certain considerations that you will need to make

 

Other Notes:

ant it to be considered for a future build for an item i.e. a carport there are certain considerations that you will need to make. Note: must be beyond back line of home with setback of 25ft off rectangular lot line rear and side and 40 ft off corner street front side and 25 ft off rear line or if considering building an accessory structure on the same, it must not exceed the 1,200 square feet rule if before the back line of the home.

Deed Restriction Section

2.01 and 3.03 apply

Q&A For Real Estate Agents

Are the Dues Monthly or Annually?

Answer:

The dues are collected on the 1st of each year.

Other Notes:

As a courtesy a billing statement will be mailed in early December.

Deed Restriction Section

General

 

How do I determine the Annual Dues?

Answer:

Go to Addendum A-C, at the end of the Deed Restrictions, you will need the Block and Lot for the parcel. Locate the Block and lot within that section; once you have determined the name of your neighborhood district,then you can look up the annual fee on the fee schedule.

Other Notes:

Example one neighborhood district is called Hollywood Park Estates. The fee schedule is on or about page 13 of the deed restrictions. The fee is the increased fee. For Hollywood Park Estates the fee is $95.04

Deed Restriction Section

General

 

What size for sale sign and may I have and may I have two on a corner lot?

Answer:

1 sign per property regardless of a corner property having two street fronts; the size is 96 square inches = 12 x 8.

Other Notes:

one or two posts not exceeding 2 inches in diameter and no higher than 36″ in height from natural terrain

Deed Restriction Section

4.03(1)

 

Can horses be housed on all of the properties in Pine Ridge?

Answer:

No

Other Notes:

With your Block and Lot you are able to determine if horses are permitted and how many under the neighborhood district.

Deed Restriction Section

Addendum A through C

 

Is there an approval process for new buyers?

Answer:

No

Other Notes:

Only renters are required to submit data for review prior to renting.

Deed Restriction Section

General

 

Is there a capital improvement fee upon becoming a new owner?

Answer:

No

Other Notes:

The only fee is the communication of the sale before the closing; that is an estoppel fee and is usually paid by the seller. A one time fee of $75.00

Deed Restriction Section

General

 

Where can I get a copy of the Deed Restrictions?

Answer:

On this website you may open, download or print a copy.

Other Notes:

Since it is mandated to get a signature that the party received the deed restrictions upon closing; we highly encourage you to make your buyer a copy of them.

Deed Restriction Section

General

 

Can a buyer put in an applicatoin for fencing prior to ownership?

Answer:

Yes, we will accept an application, but will hold processing the letter until after the deed is provided. (See the Fence and Gates FAQ Section)

Other Notes:

We do not need a recorded deed to update the system.

Deed Restriction Section

General

 

Do the commercial lots have a different set of restrictions?

Answer:

Yes, they are different as the uses are intended for certain types of business.

Other Notes:

Request s copy at from the office.

Deed Restriction Section

General

 

Is it mandatory that the new buyer fill out our communication form at closing?

Answer:

No, it is not mandatory, but it is a good practice; the more information we have the better we can help guide the new owner and better serve their needs. This also is a reflection on your team as you are partnering with us for their success.

Other Notes:

Communication is Key to our success with new owners as it is with all owners. We would like to be able to welcome and share vital information so that each owner can enjoy their community.

Deed Restriction Section

General

 

Are Chickens, Donkey's, Alpaca, or dog breeding for sales permitted?

Answer:

No

Other Notes:

See Section 4.05

Deed Restriction Section

4.05