Maintenance  Policy 

No maintenance and or deliveries are permitted on Sundays and Federal holidays except in the event of an emergency (ie: plumbing, electrical, A/C not working) Contractors having to come on property on these days; will need to fill out the Emergency Maintenance Request Form at the Guard House. With the exception of government entities and the golf course. 

Federal Holidays
New Year's Day, Martin Luther King, President's Day, Easter, Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, Columbus Day, Veteran's Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day. 
Attention Landscapers & Tree Removal Companies 

When trimming trees, shrubs and/or removing any plant material; DO NOT LEAVE THE DEBRIS ON THE CURB FOR TRASH DAY PICK UP. REMOVE THE DEBRIS THE SAME DAY. The trash removal company does not remove all of the debris and we are left with dead leaves and broken branches that end up in the storm drains. Once in the storm drains the plant material builds up and backs up the water in the streets causing flooding during heavy rain fall. 

Landscapers and/or Tree Removal companies that do not remove their debris will not be allowed to work within the community. 

On behalf of the 
Southern Dunes Board of Directors 
Recreational Vehicles and Boats 

We understand that many people have R/V's and Boats within the community and that they must be brought on property to load and unload from time to time. 

The Board has decided to permit 4 hours to load and unload the R/V's and boats. At no time can the R/V or boat be kept in view of the street overnight or more that 4 hours allowed. If they can fit inside the enclosed garage please store them inside the garage; if they do not fit inside the garage they must be removed from within the community. 


Those who do not abide by these rules will be sent to the attorney any and all costs will be the residents responsibility. 

On behalf of the Board of Directors



The pet policy is in accordance with the laws set by Polk County of Florida.  All pets must be leashed and under the control of their owner. Owners must clean up after their pets when either walking their pet or enjoying their own outdoor space.  Owners can be fined by Polk County up to $200 for violation of this policy. 


When walking your pets, be aware of where you travel with them.  Please keep your pets off the lawns and grassy curb areas of other villas.  Walk the dogs within the perimeter of your villa, in the road, on common areas or empty lots.  No matter where you walk your pet, you MUST clean up after them.  


Rules & Regulations



All complaints, comments or communications related to policy & rule violations can be emailed to or mailed to Southern Dunes Master HOA 1603 Forest Hills Lane Haines City, FL 33844. Information must be specific, indicating who, what, when and where for each situation.  You should consider including pictures of the violation to support your concerns, if applicable. All information is kept confidential. 

Did You Know?

  • The three most common violations are: Weeds, Exterior Property Sanitation and Motor Vehicles

  • A permit is required for but now limited to: Structural Repairs, Re-roofing, Most Plumbing & Electrical, A swimming pool that can hold 24 inches of water or more, Any business located within the City Limits requires a City and a Polk County Tax Receipt

  • A setback is a required amount of distance between the property line and where items may be located, (e.g. sheds, RV’s, boats, etc.).  Setbacks vary according to the particular zoning and location of the property.

  • Common Code Violations
  • High Weeds & Grass: Tall weeds and grass over 12 inches in height is a violation and considered a public nuisance

  • Structure Maintenance: The following items shall be maintained in weather-tight, rodent proof, sound condition and in good repair: Wood, Siding, Shingles, Roof covering, Railings, Walls, Ceilings, Porches, Doors, Windows, Screens, Interior walls, Ceilings, Floors, Hardware 

  • Exterior Property Sanitation: As a property owner it is your responsibility to maintain the exterior of your property in a clean, safe and sanitary condition. Items that may not be kept or stored on the exterior of the property include but are not limited to: Trash, Junk & Debris, Tires, Building Materials, Indoor Furniture, Household Appliances, Auto parts

  • Fences: Fences must be maintained in the same condition as when originally erected. When replacing a fence or installing a new one, a permit must be obtained

  • Unlawful Animals: It is unlawful to keep the following animals within City limits: Chickens, Ducks, Guineas, Quail, Pigeons, Partridges, Pheasants, Pigs, Goats, Sheep, Horses, Cows, Cattle, and Any tamed or captive wild animal or reptile

  • Inoperable Vehicles: It is unlawful to keep an inoperable or unlicensed vehicle(s) parked or stored on any premises. Any vehicle in a state of: Major disassembly, Major disrepair or being stripped or dismantled. Painting of vehicles is prohibited (unless conducted inside an approved spray booth). 

To report a Code Violation or for more information, please contact the Code Compliance Division at 863-421-9937 or send us an email at


The safety of our residents, children and guests are of primary concern please abide by the posted speed signs and stop signs. Watch for bikers, walkers and children playing on the roadway or running out into the street.  Keeping your speed down will ensure everyone’s safety.

There are a number of drivers, residents, visitors and vendors alike intentionally break the law by not coming to full stop, or even slowing down at stop signs.  The Florida statute regulating stop signs states, "every driver of a vehicle approaching a stop intersection indicated by a stop sign shall stop at a clearly marked stop line, but if none, before entering the crosswalk."  

Nowhere does it state that slowing down at a stop sign is sufficient.  Not coming to a full stop is illegal.  This practice endangers pedestrians and other drivers I have seen many "brake checks" as people drive into the intersection after rolling through a stop sign and seeing a police car sitting nearby. 
All vehicles shall maintain a speed of 20 mph max while on community roads. Southern Dunes has signed a contract with the Haines City Police where they will patroling our private roads and issuing tickets to those who are found speeding as well as not stoping at STOP signs.


Parking on the street on Southern Dunes Blvd., Hemingway Blvd or on the areas marked with yellow lines is prohibited. Cars are subject to being towed at the owner’s expense.  All motor vehicles must be parked in your garage or driveway.

Parking on grass is also prohibited. Our streets are narrow, so be conscious of where you park on the street.  Allow sufficient room for emergency vehicles and delivery trucks to maneuver.  Do not park across from a driveway or across from an already parked car as the gap may not be sufficient for larger vehicles to get through or for owners to safely exit their driveways. Do not block the mailboxes as your mail will not be delivered. 
Trailers, boats, RV's or other recreational vehicles should never be left unattended on the street. 

 No commercial vehicles, outside of routine service shall not display signage in driveways or public areas.  All vehicles with signage after 6pm must be covered or stored within the enclosed garage.



All Vehicles entering the Southern Dunes Master Association community will require to check in at the front gate. You will be asked property address and additional information. Passes must be visible at all times (either hanging on the rear view mirror or front dashboard) 

Residents (owners & tenants) must register their vehicles with the HOA office, please make arrangements to come to the office during office hours. Sticker permits must be placed on the front windshield, drivers side, lower left hand corner and visible at all times. Stickers are not interchangeable; if you have sold your vehicle to another resident of the community please remove your sticker and have the new owner register with the office. Remember the sticker permit is registered to your name, address and vehicle. Rental vehicles will not be provided with a sticker permit. 

Owners will need to provide proof of ownership and current car registration. Owner sticker permits will only be provided to the actual property owner as issued on the deed. 

Tenants must show evidence of current lease as well as must be named on the lease, the current vehicle registration is also required. Vehicles will not be registered to tenants with expired leases and/or vehicle registration. 

GOLF CARTS - ALL golf carts must also be registered with the HOA office. A permit will be issued to drive on the Southern Dunes roads. You will need proof of insurance, VIN number with year and make of the golf cart. ANYONE WHO DRIVES ON OUR ROADS MUST HAVE A VALID DRIVER'S LICENSE.



The City of Haines City Commission has approved an ordnance allowing golf carts to be driven on certain city streets.  The Commission also approved a resolution designating specific streets.

Southern Dunes Boulevard east of U.S. 27 is one of the approved streets.Golf carts cannot be driven across U.S. 27 or on sidewalks.

There is no cost for registration or stickers. Sticker permits and passes may be revoked at any time. 

Garage doors should remain closed when not in use. Theft, vandalism and the occasional stray wildlife looking for a place to hide out & get cool are unavoidable.  Keeping garage doors closed eliminates access to the property through the garage.