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The Estates at Dove Run is a deed restricted community, with 298 upscale homes, located off of Rt. 299 in Middletown, DE. Our neighborhood is walking distance to Dove Run Shopping Center, Brick Mill Elementary, Middletown High School and just minutes from Route 1.

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Deed Restriction Issues

Recently, the HOA has noted 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: https://ecode360.com/13936830

Note:  The HOA may not be aware of certain deed restriction violations.  Therefore, we encourage lot owners to submit any deed restriction issue to our attention.  We will maintain your anonymity and will actively pursue enforcement of the restrictions.

Please contact us if you have any questions or concerns.