THE LAS GAVIOTAS HOA RULES
Las Gaviotas is a private community and permission to enter can only be granted by an owner or the community Administrator.
These rules are applicable to Homeowners, Visitors and Renters.
(These Rules are stated in the CCNR's or adopted by the Supervisory Committee pursuant to the CCNR's.)
1. Noise and Gatherings: Nuisance noise levels are prohibited at all times and in all places. All noise must be minimal during a Quiet Period between 10pm and 8am. During the Quiet Period persons may not gather in outdoor spaces, such as patios, streets, walkways, malecon areas, pool area and entry area.
2. Home Occupancy: Renters and visitors without a Homeowner present are limited to two persons per legal bedroom. No exceptions. Violators will be treated as trespassers and the Municipal Police will be summoned.
3. Speed Limit: 8 miles per hour.
4. Vehicles & Parking: All vehicles must have a “Vehicle Permit” on windshield. Two vehicles per home. Excess vehicles park outside complex. Motor homes, campers, trailers and buses are not permitted at any time. Motor cycles may be used between home and gate only. Vehicles impeding traffic will be towed.
5. Visual Nuisance: Do not hang laundry, wetsuits, clothes, bathing suits, towels and similar items on railings and parapets. Umbrellas, flags, banners and similar items may not block forward ocean views. Drones may not be flown over any homes or any common area other than the ocean and beach areas.
6. Public Behavior: Disorderly conduct, public nudity, illegal drug use, bribery are prohibited. Law enforcement will be called.
7. Misconduct: Physically threatening a person and similar hostile behavior is prohibited. Law enforcement will be called.
8. Glass Containers: No glass containers and bottles are permitted in any area outside of homes, including the malecon areas, paseos, pool area and roadways. Please use plastic cups or aluminum cans.
9. Fireworks: No fireworks or exploding devices allowed at any time.
10. Animals: Renters and visitors cannot bring pets into the complex. The pet and its owner will be evicted from the complex.
11. Fire Pits: To be attended at all times. No roof top fire pits allowed. Please be considerate to residences downwind of a fire pit.
12. Pool and Spa: Use of the pool and spa is prohibited from Midnight until 8:00 a.m. Wetsuits are prohibited in pool and spa. Diapered children are prohibited in pool. Children under 13 years must have adult supervision in the pool and no children under 15 years are permitted in spa at any time. Other posted rules apply.
13. Beach: The beach is closed from Midnight until 6am. Fires are permitted in fire rings only at all times.
14. Children’s Playground and Putting Green: Hours are from 9am to 6pm (except during Daylight Savings Time the hours are extended to 7:30pm). Posted rules apply. Children must be supervised by an adult.
15. Tennis Court: Hours are from 8am to 10pm. Tennis only. Tennis attire and tennis footwear required. Posted rules apply.
16. Streets and Walkways: The use of skates, skateboards, rollerblades, bicycles and golf carts is prohibited on the malecon areas and paseos. Please be considerate of pedestrians on the streets.
17. Homeowner Areas. The library, computer room and gym may only be used by homeowners. Minors must be accompanied by the homeowners.
18. Private Areas. Visitors and Renters are permitted on a homeowners property only with the express invitation of the homeowner. Violators will be treated as trespassers.
19. Solicitors and Vendors: Without written approval from Administrator, solicitors and vendors will be treated as trespassers.
20. Visitors: Only homeowners are permitted to have guests and visitors. Renters are not permitted to have guests or visitors and their presence in the community will be treated as a trespass.
21. Garbage: Homeowners must provide garbage receptacles sufficient for the number of people who occupy or rent their homes. The receptacles must be in an enclosed area or have lids to prevent access by rodents and sea gulls. Renters must be instructed to put their garbage bags in these receptacles, not on the street in front of the house. On garbage pickup day, Las Gaviotas will move the receptacles to the street.
LAS GAVIOTAS HOA RULES & FINES
The Las Gaviotas Rules are a matter of common sense & safety and will be strictly enforced at all times. A Violation of the Rules may result in a Fine assessed against the homeowner. Repeated or serious violations may result in Mexican Law Enforcement being summoned and eviction of the offender(s) may occur. The Administrator may refuse entry to or evict renters or visitors on account of a violation of the Rules. Renters whose presence in the community will be a violation of the occupancy rules will not be granted entry to the community regardless of whether their name(s) appear on the entry form.
FINES FOR VIOLATION OF LAS GAVIOTAS RULES
Rule 7 - $300
Rules 1, 2, 6, 10, 18 and 20 - $100-$200
Noise, Occupancy, Behavior, Animals, Trespass and Guests
$100 for first offense by any member of a renter group
$200 for each additional offense by any member of the same rental group charged in the first offense
Rule 9 - $200
All Other Rules - $100
Note to Homeowners:
Fines are meant to deter conduct that interferes with the quiet and peaceful enjoyment by homeowners and renters of homes and common areas. A fine levied on account of violations of the Rules by a renter is charged to the homeowner who has granted access to the community to such renter. Renters do not directly pay the fines. Homeowners who rent their homes are encouraged to take steps to stop violations of the Rules before they occur. Good practices include interviewing renters by telephone before they arrive, instructing your property manager if you have one to appear personally at your house when renters arrive to inform them about the Rules and ask that they respect the neighbors, and posting in your house a copy of the Rules and a statement that they will be strictly enforced by the guards. Homeowners who rent should also consider whether the amount of deposit they require is sufficient to discourage a violation of the Rules by their renters. Anyone who sees or experiences a violation of the Rules is encouraged to report the violation to the guards immediately. Based upon their observations at the scene of a reported violation, the guards will determine whether a violation has occurred.