A Brief Guide to Rosedale’s

Covenants, Conditions & Restrictions (CC&Rs)

This Brief Guide highlights some of the significant constraints applicable to Rosedale homeowners, but the Rosedale Declaration of Covenants, Conditions and Restrictions (CC&Rs) document is the definitive source for guidance concerning these items, and others. Every homeowner received a copy of the CC&Rs when purchasing their home. A copy can be found on this website under the Residents Only tab or obtained from Resource Property Management (RPM).

Each item below refers to a specific section of the CC&Rs. Each also refers to the Use Restriction / Violation Fine Schedule adopted by the Rosedale Master Homeowners Association (RMHA) Board (found under the Compliance tab on the website). This Schedule lists the fines applicable to violations outlined by the CC&Rs or established by a rule adopted by the RMHA Board.

Not all items addressed by the Use Restriction / Violation Fine Schedule are referenced in this Guide. Refer to the Rosedale CC&Rs, or to a rule adopted by the RMHA Board for information on items not mentioned.

Homeowners must also be aware that if an owner fails or refuses to maintain their residence, lot, or other improvements in compliance with the CC&Rs in the sole opinion of the Master Association, then the Master Association has the right to take remedial action to correct any deficiencies and bill the homeowner for the costs.

Finally, the RMHA Architectural Review Committee is the arbiter of the look and feel of our community. Anyone contemplating a change to any aspect of the exterior of their home, lot or other improvements should file a Rosedale Master Homeowners Property Change Request form prior to beginning work. Failure to do so, and failure to proceed only after receiving approval for the work, can result in a fine or a requirement that the change be modified or removed. A copy of the Property Change Request form is available under the Property Change Requests tab on the website or from RPM.


  • Animals (Article V, Sec. 18.)

Up to three common house pets are permitted. Pets outside the home must be kept on a leash at all times and may not be walked on the golf course. The Architectural Review Committee must approve any fence, permanent or invisible, and may apply restrictions. See ARC Pet Fence Request Form under the Property Change Requests tab. Pets should not be a nuisance to neighbors. You must promptly remove your pet’s solid waste and dispose of it properly.

  • Antennae (Article V, Sec. 5.)

Satellite dishes should be placed below the roof line and not visible from the front of the house as the signal permits. No aerials or antennas may protrude beyond the exterior of the home.

  • Exterior light fixture maintenance (Article V, Sec. 23b. and 30)

You must maintain in good repair or replace if necessary, all exterior light fixtures viewable from the street. Each fixture must have a bulb of at least 75 watts incandescent (1100 lumens). Lights must operate with a photocell that turns them on at dusk and off at daybreak. All natural vegetation near these fixtures must be kept pruned so as not to obscure light emanating from these fixtures.

  • Game equipment (Article V, Sec. 19.)

Game equipment must be kept in the backyard and must not be visible from the front of the home.

  • Garages (Article V, Sec. 4.)

Garage doors must be closed when not in use. Garage windows facing the street must have internal window treatments similar to other window treatments in the home.

  • Garbage, recycle material and yard waste (Article V, Sec. 21 and 22.)

Household trash is picked up on Tuesday and Friday. Garbage cans may be placed outside after 6:00 pm.  Garbage in bags must only be placed out the morning of pick-up to avoid scavenging by animals.  All containers must be brought back inside or to the shielded area of the house by midnight on collection days.  All waste containers must be hidden from public view. 

Recycled materials (paper, cardboard [flatten any boxes], cans, plastic and glass bottles) are all placed in one cart provided by the County (see the detailed list of accepted recycling items on top of the cart and on the website under the Overview tab, Manatee County). Place the cart at the end of your driveway within 3 feet of the street, with the lid closed and facing outward to the street. Yard waste may be placed in a 32- gallon can or a 30-gallon trash bag or tied in bundles no more than four feet long. Both recyclables and yard waste are picked up on Wednesday. You can place recycles and yard waste at the curb after 6:00 p.m. the day before the scheduled pick up.

If refuse of any kind gets placed outside the proper container, the owner shall immediately clean up and dispose of the debris. 

If a major holiday falls on a weekday, collection is delayed by one day for the rest of the week.

Plastic bags, Styrofoam, and egg cartons can be recycled at local grocery stores.

  • Golf course and Golf club (Article X, Sec. 4.)

Golfers may enter your yard – on foot only - for the sole purpose of retrieving golf balls. The course is open only to golfers sanctioned by the pro shop. You may not walk, jog, bicycle, or exercise pets on the course at any time.

  • Home Maintenance (Article V, Sec. 23a.) 

You must maintain, repair, and replace your home and other improvements such as walls, fences, screen enclosures and driveways in substantially the same condition and appearance as when they were new. Modifications/additions to house structure (including external painting) require prior approval from the Architectural Review Committee. Use the Rosedale Master Homeowners Property Change Request form found on the Rosedale website under the Property Change Requests tab; then submit the form to your local homeowner association (HOA) if you have one, and then to RPM who will forward to the RMHOA Architectural Review Committee for approval. Dirt, mold, fungus, etc., must be removed promptly from all exterior surfaces of the house: roof, cages, driveways, walkways, etc.

  • Hurricane shutters (Article V, Sec. 24.)

You may not deploy approved hurricane protection devices (HPDs) before a hurricane watch is issued for Manatee County, and they must be removed within ten (10) days after the storm passes. Approved HPDs that enclose the roof-covered portion of the lanai may remain installed during the hurricane season (June 1 through November 30) if the homeowner is away.

  • Lot maintenance (Article V, Sec. 22. and 23a.)

Your landscaping, trees, hedges, plants, lawns, and shrubs must be kept in a neat and trim condition at all times. Landscaping redesign (except for replacing annuals) requires prior approval from the Architectural Review Committee. Use the form found on the Rosedale website under the Property Change Requests tab; then submit the form to your local HOA if you have one, and then to RPM.


No artificial grass, plants and vegetation may be placed anywhere on the lot unless approved by your local HOA if you have one, and then the RMHA Architectural Review Committee.


No yard or tree clippings or ornamental plants are to be dumped into the conservation or wetland buffer areas adjacent to homes. Planting of ornamental and/or invasive plants in a conservation or wetland buffer area is not allowed. These are violations of Rosedale CC&R’s as well as Manatee County regulations.


Heating, ventilation, AC equipment, fans, and pool equipment located outside the home should be screened from view and buffered by walls or shrubbery. Each unit with a screened pool must plant a hedge around the entire exterior of the enclosure. Clotheslines are permitted but must not be visible from the street or common area.


  • Renting (Article V, Sec. 29.)

No home can be rented to a third party for a period less than 60 days. Owners must notify RPM of the beginning and ending of such periods.

  • Residential use only (Article V, Sec. 1.)

Lots are for single family residential use only and for no other purpose. You may have an office in your home if there is no appearance of business activity such as customer, vendor, pick-up or delivery traffic, etc.

  • Signage and lawn ornaments (Article V, Sec. 17.)

Signs, ornaments, and objects of any kind may not be displayed in public view on your lot or on any common area except for a security sign located within 10 feet of the home’s entrance. The Architectural Review Committee must approve any statuary, ornaments, or other objects. Complete the form found on the Rosedale website; then submit the form to your local HOA if you have one, and then to RPM.


  • Trees (Article V, Sec. 12.)

Removing a tree requires pre-approval by your local HOA if you have one and the RMHA Architectural Review Committee. Use the Rosedale Master Homeowners Property Change Request form found on the Rosedale website; then submit the form to your local HOA if you have one, and then to RPM.

  • Vehicles (Article V, Sec. 15.)

No part of a vehicle parked in a driveway may extend on or over a sidewalk. No vehicle may be parked on the street between midnight and 6 a.m. except for driveway repair or those attending a home’s social function. Vehicles parked on the street should not obstruct access to fire hydrants, driveways or mailboxes or be opposite another vehicle. No commercial vehicles (one with commercial lettering) may be parked in Rosedale unless they are inside the garage or hidden from public view. Boats, trailers, campers, vans, motor homes, motorcycles and recreational vehicles may only be parked while loading or unloading or kept in a garage or hidden from public view. Parking on the grass is not permitted on any common grounds in Rosedale, particularly on the area across from the dog park on Royal Dornoch.  Parking is allowed on the street on both sides of the road.

Additional guidance and FAQ concerning the covenants can be viewed from the Governing Documents Page under the Residents Only Tab on this Website.

Important Notice


The above guidelines have been modified and clarified by a series of email notices. To accessed, click here.