Bonita Lakes ~ Association Documents & Rules

The Articles of Incorporation of Bonita Lakes Property Owners Association, Inc., is the source of the authority for the adoption of community rules and regulations by the Board of Directors.  Section 7.11, Official Record Page:  OR: 18493:3046. The Amended and Restated Declaration of Restrictions and Covenants of Bonita Lakes is the source of the authority of the Board to act on behalf of the corporation as to the adoption of community rules and regulations and standards except where a vote of the membership is specifically required by the documents.  Section 26.3,  Official Record Page:  OR: 18493:3033.

Bonita Lakes Property Owners Association, Inc.  - Official Association Documents

The association documents are in Microsoft Word format and the document is locked to prevent editing.  For a smaller "zip" file which will download faster, use this <zipfilelink>; you must have Winzip installed on your system to extract the file.  If you do not have Microsoft Word, the documents are available in a PDF format.  You must have Adobe PDF reader installed on your system.  Use this <pdflink>.

Community Rules and Regulations (Revised 2-28-06)

Swimming Pool Rules

Remember..... ignorance of the law is no excuse.  Please print a copy of the community rules to add to your Association Documents.

All contractors, service personnel, gardeners,  delivery vehicles and other business invitees, must be a legitimate business and have a Miami-Dade County Occupational License and evidence of insurance in order to conduct business in or through Bonita Lakes.  This is for the protection of the Association and all homeowners.  Homeowners must not circumvent access controls and allow uninsured/unlicensed individuals on the property.  Security Officers are to refuse access to any commercial entity not displaying proper business signage and/or license number and statement of insurance on the vehicle.

Miami-Dade County - Occupational Licenses

Due to multiple complaints about abuses of guest parking, parking in the street blocking emergency vehicle access and other parking issues, Bonita Lakes has entered in to a contract for towing of vehicles where improperly parked.  Further, homeowners are encouraged to phone the Police to report street parking blockage which may preclude an emergency vehicle having access in the event of fire or medical emergency.

1.  Homeowners may not park surplus cars in guest parking, period !  If you are having your driveway sealed, or garage painted and need to park someplace for the duration of repairs, contact the Management Team for a TEMPORARY permit.

2.  Street parking is illegal, inconsiderate and dangerous.  How would you feel if someone died because Fire-Rescue was delayed due to your inconsiderate parking.  It is a violation of law to block a sidewalk because the disabled must use the sidewalk for mobility.

Miami-Dade County Ordinance on Towing

$100 Fine if you feed the ducks     NO warning, NO excuses

Pooper scooping is required in Bonita Lakes.

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Thanks for being a good neighbor and cleaning up after your pet !

Miami-Dade County Animal Related Ordinances

Chapter 5 establishes the laws with regard to ownership of domestic dogs and cats within Dade County. Violators are subject to fine and seizure of the animal.  Unpaid fines will result in enforceable liens filed against the property address where the animal law violation occurs.  If you are a tenant, this means that your landlord can and will have his property liened because of your infraction of the animal laws in Miami-Dade County.  Miami-Dade Police enforce the noise and disturbance ordinances.  If you allow your dog to bark, disturbing your neighbors, you can be cited and after 3 such complaints at the same address, you are subject to arrest.

View/Download Miami-Dade Animal Fact Sheet    Link to Miami-Dade County Animal Control

Pit Bull Terrier, Staffordshire Terrier, Pit Bull Dog, American Pit Bull

Pit Bull Dogs or any animal which conforms substantially to the characteristics of that breed, regardless of your statement as to the animals lineage and breed, are PROHIBITED in Miami-Dade County, unless the animal was registered here prior to April 14, 1989.   These animals are subject to seizure and you are subject to substantial fines for bringing such an animal into Miami-Dade County.  Any such dog so registered prior to the effective date, if still alive, must be handled, kept and restrained according to the provisions of Chapter 5, Sections 5-17 of the Dade County Code.