There is a lot of misinformation in the real estate community about North River Shores. The following is provided to assist you and your clients. Please take the time to become familiar with our community.
Member properties are bound by the covenants of North River Shores. The covenants run with the land and include annual assesments. Copies of the covenants and bylaws can be found in the documents section of our website and are recorded in the official records of Martin County. Our covenants "deed restrictions" are very brief. Please take the time to read and understand them so you can properly disclose and or explain this information to your clients.
The original architects and developers of North River Shores recorded unique setbacks on the original deed of each property in order to maintain the view and aesthetic of each property owner. The front and rear setbacks of each property are unique to each property and can only be found on the original recording of the deed of the property. Side setbacks are generally 15 feet, but can vary depending on the property. A copy of the original first recorded deed is the only way to confirm a properties set backs. Guidance on abtaining a copy of the original deed can be found in the FAQ's section of this web site.
If you have additional questions about North River Shores ... please visit our FAQ's page or call the Board of Directors at 772-692-3939 leave a message in our NEW eVoice system and someone will get back to you.
If your client anticipates the need for a new home, addition, or other structure that will encroach into the deeded set back of the property please review the variance process page of our web site. The Board of Directors recently revised its variance policies to allow variance applications from a buyer prior to closing.
If you or you client would like a copy of the recorded consent to the covenants of a particular property you can find them at the Martin County Clerks Office / Website. Please be advised the majority of the consents were recorded in two recordings, but individual property owners continue to become members every year. We have provided many of the recorded consents on our web site as a convenience to you and your clients, but official records should be obtained from Martin County by a proper title search.
If you would like to learn more about life in North River Shores visit The Neighborhood page under the About NRS menu.
The following is a brief history of the North River Shores Property Owners Association:
North River Shores was formed in the mid 1950's as a deed restricted community. In the beginning every property was required to abide by the covenants "deed restrictions" and by-laws. Unfortunately, the original covenants included a 50 year sunset provision that eliminated the requirement of property owners to continue as an association member and comply with the covenants beyond 2006.
Prior to the sun setting of the covenants a group of residents prepared the restated restrictive covenants. Unfortunately only 350 of the 500 property owners decided to consent to the amended restated covenants. The restated covenants run with the land. The covenants have since been further amended and the current covenants are very minimalistic and focus on maintaining the neighborhood aesthetic and views of our water ways and the North Fork of the St Lucie River.