Frequently Asked Questions

1. What are my voting rights in the Homeowners Association?

Membership. The Owner of the fee simple title of record of each Unit shall be a mandatory Member of the Association. Each Unit Owner shall become a Member of the Association upon acceptance of the deed to his Unit. As a Member of the Association, the Owner shall be governed by the Homeowners Documents; and shall be entitled to one (1) membership for each Unit owned. In the event the Owner of a Unit is more than one (1) Person, voting rights, and rights of use and enjoyment shall be as provided herein. The rights and privileges of membership may be exercised by the Owner, subject to the provisions of this Declaration and the By-Laws. The membership rights of a Unit owned by a corporation or partnership shall be exercised by the individual designated by the Owner in a written instrument provided to the Secretary of the Association.

Voting. The Association shall vote, as follows: All Owners shall be entitled to one (1) vote for each Unit owned by such Member. Owners shall cast individual votes for the election of directors, for amendments to the Declaration, Articles, or By-Laws of the Association, and Special Assessments and for all other matters for which a vote may be exercised. In any situation where an Owner is entitled individually to exercise the vote for his Unit, and more than one (1) Person holds the interest in such Unit, the vote for such Unit shall be exercised as those Persons owning the Unit determine among themselves, and advise the Secretary of the Association prior to casting their vote. In the absence of such advice, the Unit's vote shall be suspended if more than one (1) Person seeks to exercise it.

2. Are there any restrictions that exist in the Homeowners Association documents which limit my right to use my unit?

Yes, for further information please refer to the Association documents.

3. What restrictions exist in the Homeowners Association on the leasing of my unit?   

Yes. An Owner intending to lease a home must notify the Association in writing not less than 20 days prior to the effective date of the lease and also furnish a copy of the lease. Lease must be four months or more. A non-refundable fee of $100 is required when submitting an Application to lease to the Association. If approval is desired in less than 20 days, a Rush Fee of $50 will also be assessed. As the leasing of the home has other obligations, the Owner is advised to refer to the complete document on leasing. For further information please refer to the Association documents.

4. How much are my quarterly maintenance fees to the Homeowners Association for my Unit type and when are they due?

Maintenance fees are paid on the first day of each quarter (January, April, July and October).

5. Am I a member of any other Association? If so, what is the name of the Association and what are my voting rights in this Association? Also, how much are my assessments? 

Yes, the Palmer Ranch Master Association. The President votes on behalf of VillageWalk of Sarasota HOA. Assessments are currently $167 annually, per home and are included in your quarterly assessment. (This number may change from year to year)

6. Am I required to pay rental fees for recreational or other commonly used facilities? If so, how much am I obligated to pay? 

No, however, private use of certain facilities is on a rental basis.Please see the Events Coordinator for more information and a private space rental application.

7. Is the Homeowners Association or other mandatory membership Association involved in any court cases in which it may face liability in excess of $100,000? 


8. Who provides waste management and what is their contact information?

Waste Management, 941-493-4100.

9. What days is (trash/ recycling) picked up?

Wednesday, trash and recycling bins should be put out after 6pm on Tuesday.

10. Is there a limit on the number of pets or breed?

No, but they may not be kept, bred or maintained for any commercial purpose in numbers deemed unreasonable by the Board.

11. What is the timeframe for an ACC approval process?

Please submit your ACC at the office. The ACC meets monthly. If you miss the cut-off for the meeting your application will be reviewed at the next meeting.

12. Are hurricane shutters permitted in the Community?

Yes. An ACC application must be approved prior to install. (please see policy)

13. Is pest control included in my quarterly assessment?

The Association maintains rat control boxes.

14. Who is responsible for landscaping?

The HOA. If you have a landscape service request please register for the BrightView Portal at