Deed Restriction Issues

Recently, the HOA has noted various various deed restriction infractions within our development. The most common problem areas are trampolines and basketball goals.

According to Article VI, Section 14, of the Declaration of Restrictions, “no trampolines of any kind whatsoever shall be erected or maintained on any lot.”

Lot owners are also reminded that (unattended) basketball goals are prohibited, according to Article VI, Section 18 of the Declaration of Restrictions: “No basketball goals shall be erected, placed or maintained on any lot at any time, except for a maximum of one permanently installed goal located in the driveway. Any and all basketball playing shall be permitted from 9:00 a.m. to sundown.”

In addition, the HOA has noticed that several lot owners have installed permanent basketball (fixed) goals near public areas, such as sidewalks and curbs. This is also a violation of Middletown Ordinance § 103-1 (Placement on roadways and sidewalks restricted): “It shall be unlawful for any person to place, store, or keep upon any street or public sidewalk any portable, stationary, or fixed object, including, but not limited to basketball poles…”

This is the link for Middletown Ordinances:

The HOA will send Violation Letters to those who have failed to adhere to our Declaration of Restrictions. Appropriate legal action will be imposed against those who have failed to correct deed restriction violations within a reasonable time frame.

Note: In many instances, the HOA may not be aware of certain violations. Therefore, lot owners are encouraged to report deed restriction issues to the HOA. Your identity will be kept confidential, and we actively pursue enforcement of the restrictions.

Please contact us if you have any questions or concerns.