FAQs

What amenities does Tarpon Flats have?

Gated entrance, community pool/tiki hut, community dock, deeded beach access.

Are there upgrades available beyond the standard features?

Yes, see attached options. If there is something in addition the buyer would like, they would sit down with the builder to discuss and finalize pricing.

How much are the HOA fees?

The HOA fees are $300 per month.

What does the HOA fee include?

Maintenance of common areas (pond, gate, roads, etc), maintenance of amenities (pool, dock, etc), exterior lawn care of both common areas and homes (mowing of grass, trimming of bushes and trees), maintenance of irrigation & grey water to the irrigation system.

When do I start paying my HOA fees?

At closing of lot.

Does the HOA maintain my pool cleaning if I have a pool?

No, individual homeowners are responsible for the cleaning and maintenance of their pool.

Who manages the HOA?

Schlitt Property Management, Kelly Van Walsh.

What is the elevation of the home?

The homes all sit above sea level, meeting minimum federal FEMA regulations.

What flood zone is the home located in?

Flood zone X.

Is the home insurable for flood?

Yes, Tarpon Flats qualifies for Federal flood insurance.

What is the timeframe to build to the home?

30-45 days for permitting, then 6-7 months for construction.

Can I use my own builder?

No, Tarpon Flats LLC is the exclusive builder for all 38 lots and sell a package of lot/home only.

What is the funding procedure for construction?

At closing, the total purchase price is paid by buyer. Oceanside Title will release the amount for the lot cost and place the remainder in escrow for the construction of the home. Oceanside Title will hire an outside contractor to inspect the home during construction, check for lien releases, sign off on the draws and release the proper amount of funds to the contractor. If the buyer is obtaining financing, the bank would handle the construction draws.

What are the annual carrying costs?

$8,000 for real estate taxes and $3,600 for HOA fees.

What is the expected timeframe to sellout the community?

We anticipate the community taking 24-36 months to completely sellout.

How soon can I close?

Immediately.

What is the rental policy?

Owners can rent their homes on an annual or seasonal basis. Annual and season rentals are subject to HOA Board approval. This HOA Board approval is subject to the required tenant background and credit checks as per HOA’s Rules and Regulations.

Can I put any structures in my backyard?

Per the HOA documents, no structures are allowed that can be seen from the road or are not landscaped.

How far in the back and front is my property line?

Attached is a site plan which shows the property lines of each lot

Do I still need hurricane shutters?

We use Lawson Hurricane Guard Windows which meet South Florida coastal impact standards – additional hurricane shutters are not necessary.

What type of landscaping is included on my lot?

We provide a complete landscape package including sod, bushes and trees.

How much can the mangroves be cut back?

The HOA will cut back the mangroves. The state regulates them and dictates how much can be cut back yearly. The HOA will cut back the mangroves when permitted.

Is there a gate and/or code for the beach access?

The beach access will be gated and will include either a code or key to access

What are the parking restrictions for guests?

Homeowners and guests are encouraged to park in the driveways when possible, but there are no parking rules in place.

What is the depth of the water?

At low tide, approximately 2′ and at hight tide, approximately 6′.

How long in length can the docks be?

This will be determined by the FDEP, who is the permitting agency.

What is the height of the bridge?

6’

Where can I launch my boat?

Museum Pointe Park – 414 Seaway Drive

North Causeway Island Park – 500 North Causeway Drive

Stan Blum Boat Ramp – 613 North Causeway Drive

Can watercraft items (kayaks, paddleboards, etc) be left overnight at the dock?

No overnight storage is permitted at the community dock, homeowners must keep their personal watercraft items in their garages.

Who services my water/sewer, electric, trash?

St. Lucie County Water Dept. Dana Ward, 772-462-6428

 

Electric – Florida Power & Light (772) 462-0555 or www.fpl.com

 

Trash – Waste Pro of Florida (772) 595-9390 or www.wasteprousa.com (trash service is paid for in your tax bill)

What amenities does Tarpon Flats have?

Gated entrance, community pool/tiki hut, community dock, deeded beach access.

Are there upgrades available beyond the standard features?

Yes, see attached options. If there is something in addition the buyer would like, they would sit down with the builder to discuss and finalize pricing.

How much are the HOA fees?

The HOA fees are $300 per month.

What does the HOA fee include?

Maintenance of common areas (pond, gate, roads, etc), maintenance of amenities (pool, dock, etc), exterior lawn care of both common areas and homes (mowing of grass, trimming of bushes and trees), maintenance of irrigation & grey water to the irrigation system.

When do I start paying my HOA fees?

At closing of lot.

Does the HOA maintain my pool cleaning if I have a pool?

No, individual homeowners are responsible for the cleaning and maintenance of their pool.

Who manages the HOA?

Schlitt Property Management, Kelly Van Walsh.

What is the elevation of the home?

The homes all sit above sea level, meeting minimum federal FEMA regulations.

What flood zone is the home located in?

Flood zone X.

Is the home insurable for flood?

Yes, Tarpon Flats qualifies for Federal flood insurance.

What is the timeframe to build to the home?

30-45 days for permitting, then 6-7 months for construction.

Can I use my own builder?

No, Tarpon Flats LLC is the exclusive builder for all 38 lots and sell a package of lot/home only.

What is the funding procedure for construction?

At closing, the total purchase price is paid by buyer. Oceanside Title will release the amount for the lot cost and place the remainder in escrow for the construction of the home. Oceanside Title will hire an outside contractor to inspect the home during construction, check for lien releases, sign off on the draws and release the proper amount of funds to the contractor. If the buyer is obtaining financing, the bank would handle the construction draws.

What are the annual carrying costs?

$8,000 for real estate taxes and $3,600 for HOA fees.

What is the expected timeframe to sellout the community?

We anticipate the community taking 24-36 months to completely sellout.

How soon can I close?

Immediately.

What is the rental policy?

Owners can rent their homes on an annual or seasonal basis. Annual and season rentals are subject to HOA Board approval. This HOA Board approval is subject to the required tenant background and credit checks as per HOA’s Rules and Regulations.

Can I put any structures in my backyard?

Per the HOA documents, no structures are allowed that can be seen from the road or are not landscaped.

How far in the back and front is my property line?

Attached is a site plan which shows the property lines of each lot

Do I still need hurricane shutters?

We use Lawson Hurricane Guard Windows which meet South Florida coastal impact standards – additional hurricane shutters are not necessary.

What type of landscaping is included on my lot?

We provide a complete landscape package including sod, bushes and trees.

How much can the mangroves be cut back?

The HOA will cut back the mangroves. The state regulates them and dictates how much can be cut back yearly. The HOA will cut back the mangroves when permitted.

Is there a gate and/or code for the beach access?

The beach access will be gated and will include either a code or key to access

What are the parking restrictions for guests?

Homeowners and guests are encouraged to park in the driveways when possible, but there are no parking rules in place.

What is the depth of the water?

At low tide, approximately 2′ and at hight tide, approximately 6′.

How long in length can the docks be?

This will be determined by the FDEP, who is the permitting agency.

What is the height of the bridge?

6’

Where can I launch my boat?

Museum Pointe Park – 414 Seaway Drive

North Causeway Island Park – 500 North Causeway Drive

Stan Blum Boat Ramp – 613 North Causeway Drive

Can watercraft items (kayaks, paddleboards, etc) be left overnight at the dock?

No overnight storage is permitted at the community dock, homeowners must keep their personal watercraft items in their garages.

Who services my water/sewer, electric, trash?

St. Lucie County Water Dept. Dana Ward, 772-462-6428

 

Electric – Florida Power & Light (772) 462-0555 or www.fpl.com

 

Trash – Waste Pro of Florida (772) 595-9390 or www.wasteprousa.com (trash service is paid for in your tax bill)