Construction Review Process

North River Shores property owners contemplating modifying or physically improving their properties including, new homes, home additions, seawalls, docks, sheds, garages, and fences must seek the approval of the Board of Directors. The application forms may be downloaded, printed and submitted to the Chairman of the Deed Restriction Committee for review and approval. The application forms include detailed instructions to assist the home owner with the process. The Vice President oversees the construction and variance application review process. Please call the Vice President at 772-692-3939 if you need additional assistance.

You can mail your NRS application for fences, home additions etc., to NRSPOA, PO Box 3154, Stuart, Florida 34995.


Construction Application Overview

Applicant will need to prepare a review package containing the following:

  1. Warranty Deed, or other recorded instrument indicating the current owner(s) of the property.
  2. Original Deed indicating the recorded setbacks of the property
  3. Recent Boundary Survey signed and sealed by a Florida licensed professional.
  4. Site Plan, Plot Plan Survey, scaled drawing(s) showing proposed construction.
  5. Application review fee (see application form)

All proposed improvement(s) are subject to the properties' original recorded setbacks and applicable covenants and deed restrictions. A new fence associated with a construction application will not require a separate application for the fence.

Construction Approval Process

  1. Application shall include two (2) original hard copies of all signed and sealed (as required by law) plans and surveys by the appropriate design professionals and two copies of all supporting documents, maps, elevation views, sketches, etc., and one digital copy of the complete application package in PDF format.
  2. The Board of Directors can only review complete applications. Once reviewed, the Board of Directors will provide written comments, if it is required.
  3. Upon approval, the Board of Directors will provide the owner an approval letter and a dated and stamped approved set of the construction plans. Owner agrees to notify NRS if any changes are made after approval by the Board of Directors.
  4. Owner shall notify the NRS when approved construction is completed and ready for inspection within 30 day of construction completion and shall provide the Chairman of the Deed Restriction Committee any "As-built" surveys or Record Drawings required by Martin County Building Department.

The NRS construction application ONLY addresses the requirements of North River Shores. Martin County has its own permitting requirements for construction activities. Please contact the Martin County Building Department.

Martin County Building Department

900 SE Ruhnke Street
Stuart, Florida 34994
Phone (772) 288-5400

Martin County Property Appraiser Office

1111 SE Federal Highway (US-1), Suite 330
Stuart Fl 34994
Web Site:
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Phone: (772) 288-5608


Warrenty Deed Archives

Constitutional Office Bldg. 3rd Floor
100 E Ocean Blvd., Stuart, FL 34995
Phone (772) 288-5552


Martin County Cleark Official Records

Constitutional Office Bldg. 3rd Floor
100 E Ocean Blvd., Stuart, FL 34995
Phone: 772-288-5576