Vehicle Restrictions Violations/Fees Imposed
Amended July 20, 2022
Enforcement start date: August 15, 2022
In both the "State of the Community" message sent out by the PPHOA at the start of the calendar year and at the annual meeting in May, we informed you that the Board was considering new options to enhance restrictions enforcement. The Board has now acted and adopted a revised Vehicles Resolution that imposes fees for excessive street parking and the inappropriate storing/parking of vehicles, trailers, recreational vehicles, etc. on the street or on the grass of a homesite. Temporary street parking is allowed under very limited circumstances (see FAQs:What is temporary parking?).
Most owners/residents in our Pelican Point Community understand and abide by the Acts of Restriction. Compliance that results in maintenance and improvement of homesites benefits us all. The Community property values are strong and "on-the-market" time is minimal for resale. However, there has been a noticed trend of slacking compliance with restrictions that govern the keeping of vehicles in the neighborhood. The Board has been discussing this issue for many months now and has taken the decisive step to implement violations fees with the support of a large majority of Community residents.
Vehicles and Parking in the Pelican Point Community
The PPHOA Board has adopted a Vehicles Resolution addressing restrictions compliance for all vehicles (posted to the website at www.pelicanpointhoa.org).
A resident's personal or work vehicle parked at a homesite is required to be registered at the PPHOA Office and to be stickered. IF your personal or work vehicle is NOT stickered, you must submit a revised Homeowner Information Form to the Office to get a sticker for each of your vehicles.
If a resident or owner does not comply with the vehicle restrictions, a significant per occurrence fee or per day fee will be imposed on the owner. Subsequent noncompliance will incur additional penalty fees.
The PPHOA will initiate a legal demand and/or action for non-compliance with restrictions or failure to pay fees.
I'm a resident, so where can I park?
A resident's registered vehicle must be parked in the garage or on the paved driveway. Except for temporary parking, it cannot be parked on the street or on the grass.
I'm a visitor, so where can I park?
A visitor's vehicle also must be parked in the garage or on the paved driveway. Except for temporary parking, it cannot be parked on the street or on the grass.
During the day from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., a resident or visitor vehicle can be parked on the street or grass occasionally if need be, but it cannot be done so "routinely".
At night from 7:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m., a resident or visitor vehicle can only be parked on the street or grass if the PPHOA office:
a) is emailed at email@example.com;
b) is called at 225-473-0004; or
c) receives a Temporary Street Parking Justification Form filled out on the website
As long as the office is notified prior to the parking, the "at night" street or grass parking is allowed for the specified reason PROVIDED it is for a short time and it only occurs occasionally if need be, but not "routinely". You should leave your name, street address, start and end dates for the justified street or grass parking, and the reason: party, overnight visitors, etc.
Please note: if there is sufficient room in your driveway for parking, a vehicle cannot be parked on the street or grass as a convenience to avoid the "shuffling" of vehicles in your paved driveway. You are required to fill the driveway and move vehicles in and out of the driveway as your needs dictate avoiding as much street or grass parking as possible.
The Office will notify you if there is an issue with your parking justification and work with you to ensure acceptable compliance so violation fees will be avoided.
Where can I park my "play" vehicles?
A "play" vehicle (golf cart, boat, trailer, motor home, four-wheeler, motorcycle, etc.) must be kept in an enclosed structure approved by the ACC (i.e. garage, etc.).
If being actually used during a day from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., a "play" vehicle is allowed to be parked on the paved driveway or on the street or grass only if necessary.
Where can I park my "equipment"?
Equipment or machinery (pod, dumpster, work trailer, lawn mower, etc.) must be kept in an enclosed structure approved by the ACC (i.e. garage, etc.).
If being actually used during a day from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., the "equipment" is allowed to be parked on the paved driveway or on the street or grass only if necessary.
I'm working on someone's property (i.e. plumber, roofer, etc.), so where can I park?
During the day from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., a service or work vehicle is allowed to be parked on the paved driveway while the service or work is ongoing or on the street or grass only if necessary.
Can I work on my vehicle at my homesite?
Only minor maintenance or repair to a vehicle is allowed at your homesite (change or repair a flat tire, charge/replace a dead battery, change the oil, etc.).
When is my vehicle considered "inoperative"?
If a vehicle cannot be legally operated (malfunction of an essential part or does not have a valid inspection sticker or license plate), it is deemed "inoperative".
If my vehicle is inoperative, where can I keep it?
An inoperative vehicle can only be kept in an ACC-approved structure or it must be removed from the homesite.
I don't have enough room to park all of my vehicles so what can I do?
You may wish to renovate your homesite structure or pour concrete parking pads for additional needs. If so, your plans must be submitted to the PPHOA office and approved by the PPHOA-ACC (See ACC website information).
Another option is off-site storage for a boat, trailer, saved items, etc. to clear out a garage so a regularly-used vehicle can be parked within.