FAQs

Annual Dues
  • chevron_rightHow do I obtain the annual HOA Annual Dues Notice?
    If you are in need of a HOA Annual Dues notice other than when it is sent to you by the HOA, please submit a formal request to the Treasurer Via the "Contact US" Page. 
  • chevron_rightHow much are the RGHOA Annual HOA dues?
    The RGHOA Annual Due is $375.00, and must be received by the treasurer no later than February 1st.
     
    A late fee of $25 will be assessed for payments postmarked after February 1st. Assessments and Late Fees not paid or postmarked by February 1st are subject to interest of 1.5% of the unpaid balance per month until paid. If outstanding balances are not received by June 1st, the homeowner's lot and residence can be subject to a lien. 
ARC
  • chevron_rightDo I Need An ARC Request Form to Change My House Color?
    Yes.  An ARC Request Form is needed if you are changing your house color.
  • chevron_rightDo I Need An ARC Request Form to Change My Roof Color?
    Yes.  An ARC Request Form is needed if you are changing your roof color.
  • chevron_rightHow Do I Request Approval from the ARC?
    Download the ARC Application Form [HERE] or from the RGHOA website found under "Bylaws, Forms, and Documents". 
     
    1. The form must be completed by the homeowner and submitted to the ARC for approval PRIOR to commencement of any work to the home or lot.
    2. Please review the RGHOA Bylaws and Covenants related to your requested modification before submitting this form for approval.
    3. All documents must be included and all fields must be filled out for the application to be considered complete.
    4. An APPLICATION IS CONSIDERED INCOMPLETE until all required information is provided to the ARC.
     
    Please send your completed ​package to:
     

                                        River Grove Home Owners Association

                                        ATTN:  ARC

                                        P.O. Box 541778

                                        Merritt Island, FL 32954-1778 

     

    Filling out the 'Contact Us' page will not suffice.

  • chevron_rightHow long does the ARC have to process my request?
    The ARC review process may take up to 30 days, and the 30 day review period does not commence until all required documentation is received by the ARC.  The ARC Request is not considered valid until the ARC Request form is fully completed by the homeowner and submitted to the ARC for approval PRIOR to commencement of any work to the home or lot.
     
    Please review the RGHOA Bylaws and Covenants related to your requested modification before submitting the form for approval.
     
    All documents must be included and all fields must be filled out for the application to be considered complete.  An APPLICATION IS CONSIDERED INCOMPLETE until all required information is provided to the ARC.
     
    The ARC does their best to work with homeowners and accommodate appropriately, however, please remember they are simply volunteers. Please schedule your contractors appropriately to allow for the 30 days.   An ARC request form is needed if you are changing the color of your house or roof.
  • chevron_rightI received a Violation Letter. Now What?
    Don’t Panic if you received a Violation Letter!
     
    The purpose of these letters is to keep our community looking great. Violation letters go out when we receive a violation complaint regarding residents who are not in compliance with the RGHOA covenants.
     
    The letters are to notify the residents of a problem and reference the Covenant for clarity and the need to fix the issue. If you receive a letter from the Association and have questions, need further clarification, please respond to the letter within the time stated in the letter to avoid further action.
     
    The Board is always happy to work with you, but first we need to hear from you. If the problem is not addressed and we have not heard from you, then you may be called to a hearing to discuss possible fines.
     
    The Board would like to thank all residents who are in compliance with the RGHOA covenants. Our property values are maintained as a result of the diligence of each of you!
     
Board Meetings
  • chevron_rightHow Do I Address the Board Without Attending the Entire Meeting?
    To encourage community involvement at its monthly meeting, the Board allocates a 3-minute listening period for a pre-coordinated resident statement. 
     
    A resident wishing to address the Board must submit a brief statement at least one week prior to the meeting to provide the Board with an opportunity to affect its agenda as appropriate and ensure the resident’s presentations are a contribution to the well-being of the community. Residents will continue having the opportunity to speak at the end of every Board meetings. 
  • chevron_rightIs the Board legally required to hold a certain number of HOA Board meetings each year?
    The Annual meeting is the only meeting the RGHOA is legally obligated to have.  Per the RGHOA bylaws, one board meeting is required per year for the purpose of electing officers. This is usually called the “Annual meeting." 
     
    Section 720.303(2)(a) of the Florida Homeowner's Association Act states that a meeting of the board occurs whenever a quorum of the board gathers to conduct association business." The statute does not have a specific requirement as to the frequency of board meetings. 
     
    Section 617.0820 of the Florida Not For Profit Corporation Act also regulates board meetings, but likewise, does not specify a required number.
County
  • chevron_rightWhat is the Sheriff's Non-Emergency Number?
    Central Brevard County Non-Emergency Number: 321-633-7162
     
    Other Non-Emergency Brevard County Sheriff Phone Numbers are:
    North Area - 321-264-5100
    South Area - 321-952-6371
    772 Area Code Area - 772-663-6269
  • chevron_rightWhat to do about threatening alligator Sightings?
    Alligator Sightings – Please remember to contact the board via "Contact Us" when a hostile alligator is sighted.  Each alligator hunt permit has to be approved by an HOA board member before the Florida Fish and Wildlife (FWC) sends out an alligator trapper.  An alligator hunt permit is good for only 45 days.
     
    Get the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission webpage here
    The Nuisance Alligator Hotline is: 866-FWC-GATOR
     
    Typically, FWC requires the homeowner to meet with the Trapper to identify the alligator/location. If you are unable to meet the Trapper, please use the "Contact Us" Form to alert a board member. 
  • chevron_rightWhen does Trash, Recycle and Yard Waste get picked up?
    Regular Trash
    - Mondays & Thursdays 

    Recycle & Yard Waste
    - Fridays
     
    *Holiday Exceptions 
      - New Year’s Day
      - Memorial Day
      - Fourth of July
      - Veteran's Day
      - Thanksgiving Day
      - Christmas Day
     
    Per Waste Management (WM), there are no make up days.  Service will resume on the next scheduled day of the week.   
    *Holidays subject to change.
     
    Please refer to the Brevard Solid Waste Management Department website for Unincorporated Curbside Residential Collection for verification.  WM can be contacted at 321-636-6894. 
Estoppel
  • chevron_rightHow Do I Contact the Board for an Estoppel Request?
    It's easy! Please visit the 'Contact Us' Page, and complete the fields. An Estoppel Request can also be mailed to the following address: 
     
                                        River Grove Home Owners Association
                                        ATTN:  Treasurer
                                        P.O. Box 541778
                                        Merritt Island, FL 32954-1778 
General HOA
  • chevron_right Where do I find in the statutes about relatives being on the board? I was told that if you are a relative, you cannot be on the board at the same time. Is that true? If so, what level of blood relation does it go to?
    The law does not address "relatives" being on the board, but rather whether more than one owner from the same unit or home can simultaneously serve on the board. As a practical matter, that most often involves spouses, but the degree of relationship is not legally relevant. The law is also different for different kinds of associations. 
     
    Sections 720.306(9)(a) & (b) of the Florida Homeowners' Association Act says that all members of the association can serve on the Board, unless the member is delinquent in any monetary obligation to the association, or the member who has been convicted of a felony and has not had their civil rights restored. Therefore, if more than one person is on the deed in the HOA setting, they would all have the right to run for the board, even if this resulted in two people from one home being on the board at the same time. 
  • chevron_rightCan members of the same family both serve on the board of directors of a homeowners' association if they each own property in the community?
    Section 720.306(9)(a) of the Florida Homeowners' Association Act specifically provides that all members of the association are eligible to serve on the board of directors. As such, regardless of whether a board member is related to another board member, if they are both members of the association by virtue of the fact that they own property in the association, they are eligible to serve on the board.
  • chevron_rightHow Do I Get Involved?
    RGHOA is managed by a board of volunteers. New volunteers are needed each year to continue the smooth management of our neighborhood. We ask each household to consider volunteering for a position on the upcoming 2022 RGHOA board, to fairly distribute the volunteerism.
     
    Please also pay close attention to the Calendar, and posts under "News" to see the next chance to volunteer on one of the many projects the Board is completing! 
     
    If you are considering running for a position on the 2022 Board send an email to the current board at board1@rghoa.com.
  • chevron_rightWhat do I do if I need to replace my mailbox?
    Contact:
    The Beautiful Mail Box Company
    1-800-856-6983
    1-954-792-2495

    Model:
    Flow 200-Single (white, w/black numbers)

    Cost:
    $283.55 installed, $150 plus tax and shipping if not installed, as per neighbor's information in March 2021
    Ship from Ft. Lauderdale

    Website:
    http://beautifulmailbox.com/
  • chevron_rightWhat is the River Front Gate Code?
    This information is for River Grove Community Members only. Please contact a board member at "Contact Us." 
  • chevron_rightWhen is the Annual Neighborhood Garage Sale
    Each year, the Neighborhood Garage Sale is on the 2nd Saturday in November from 8:00AM-2:00PM EST.  The 2nd Saturday of November this year is on November 13, 2021.
  • chevron_rightWhen is the next RGHOA Picnic?
    Typically the RGHOA picnics are in the Spring.  There are no immediate plans in place for a Spring 2022 picnic, due to the ongoing pandemic.  However, if you would like to volunteer for the Spring 2022 picnic, should the pandemic subside significantly, feel free to email your contact information to "Contact Us."
  • chevron_rightWhy Register For Membership to the RGHOA Website?
    Registering for Membership to the RGHOA Website is important!
     
    Membership grants access to RGHOA information that is only in the Members Only section of the website.
     
    RGHOA is trying to be as paperless as possible. Once registered, you will be on the list to receive emails; such as "A Note from the RGHOA Board," and all other pertinent Community information in a timely manner.
     
    The opportunity to communicate electronically saves RGHOA hundreds of dollars each year, and allows the members to tackle other projects in the time they would be passing out fliers as in the past. 
     
    Rest assured your information is private, and will never be released to third parties, or made public. 
     
    Thank you for registering!