Parking Rules

Article III, Section 19 - Vehicles and Parking: 

(a)  Street Parking:  Street parking within the Property is restricted as follows:

(i) Street parking is prohibited for all residents within the Property.  All residents of homes within the Property must park their vehicles inside their garage or in their driveway.

(ii)  Unless otherwise approved in advance by the Declarant or the Association, contractors, vendors, and guests of residents, the Declarant or the Association may park their vehicles on the street only on a temporary, short-term basis (as hereafter defined) during the hours of 6:00 a.m. to 11:59 p.m.; provided that they may not block any driveways or mailboxes and they must comply with an “No Parking” signs that may be posted.

(iii)  Notwithstanding anything to the contrary herein, unless otherwise approved in advance by Declarant or the Association, no vehicles may be parked on a street within the Property during the hours of 12:00 a.m. to 5:59 a.m., except vehicles used by the Association or the Association’s vendors to enforce these restrictions.

(iv)  These restrictions shall not apply to law enforcement or emergency response vehicles actively responding to an emergency or situation in their professional capacity.

(v)  The Board may adopt additional rules and regulations pertaining to parking as the Board deems necessary.


(b)  Additional Parking Restrictions:  No boat, boat trailer, camper, mobile home, travel trailer, aircraft, glider, trailer, tandem wheel truck, all-terrain vehicle (ATV), bus or limousine shall be permitted to remain on any Lot or street within the subdivision.  Commercial vehicles (as hereafter defined) or any truck or vehicle, which has signage or other advertising or commercial displays affixed thereto are not permitted to be parked within the Property unless parked inside the garage or except on a temporary, short-term basis (hereafter defined).  There shall be no parking of any vehicle within any portion of the Common Area that is not a right-of-way.

(c)  Certain Vehicles:  No motorcycle, motorbike, motor scooter, moped, ATV or other two-wheeled, three-wheeled, or four-wheeled ATV or go cart, or tandem axel or tandem wheel vehicle, or the like, shall be permitted to be parked or stored on any Lot, street, road or any other part of the Property, unless the same shall be stored entirely within and fully enclosed by a garage.  No such vehicles may be operated within the Property except for entering and leaving the Property and then only if such vehicle is licensed or registered by the state of Florida to operate on public roads and except to the extent any such vehicles may be used by the Declarant prior to turnover.  Notwithstanding the foregoing, the use of ATV’s and similar vehicles are permitted by the Association, the CDD, SJRWMD, the City, and the County for maintenance and performance of their respective duties.

(d)  Parking on a temporary, short-term basis:  “Parking on a temporary, short-term basis,” as used in this Section, shall mean parking, on a non-recurring basis and for a single period not exceeding four hours in duration, of commercial vehicles, or recreational vehicles belonging to guests of Owners, residents, Declarant or the Association, and it shall also mean parking of commercial vehicles in connection with the furnishing of services and/or the routine pickup and delivery respectively, of materials from and to dwelling units (including those commercial vehicles used in connection with a bona fide current on-going construction of improvements on Lots or Common area) and commercial and recreational vehicles belonging to or being used by Owners or residents for loading or unloading purposes only.

(e)  Commercial Vehicles: “Commercial Vehicle” shall mean a truck, motor home, bus or van of greater than ¾ ton capacity or any vehicle, including a passenger automobile, with a sign displayed on any part thereof advertising any kind of business or within which any commercial materials and/or tools are visible. Commercial vehicles must be parked inside the garage, in the driveway or on the proper side of the street and only on a temporary, short-term basis only.

(f) Enforcement:  Any commercial, recreational, or other vehicle parked, stored, repaired, serviced, painted, dismantled, rebuilt, constructed or operated in violation of the restrictions provided in this section or in violation of any rules or regulations, adopted by the Association from time to time, may be towed away or otherwise removed by or at the request of the Association, and the Owner of the Lot or dwelling unit to whom such vehicle belongs or to whom the operator of such vehicle is a family member, guest or invitee shall reimburse the Association for any costs incurred by the Association as a specific Assessment (as defined hereafter) and the Association shall have a lien right against such Lot or dwelling unit to enforce collection of such reimbursement.  Any costs or expense not incurred by, or the responsibility of, the Association, but necessary to recovery of the towed or removed vehicle shall be borne by the owner of the towed or removed vehicle.

Note: If there is any discrepancy between the above rules and the Declaration of Covenants, Conditions, Restrictions, and Easements for Montevilla at Bartram Lakes Association, Inc., then the Declaration shall govern.