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Information for New Homeowners

Welcome to Hampton Lakes of Davenport Florida, please find some general information about the neighborhood. Should you have any questions, please contact the HOA Board of Directors or the community management company. Our Facebook page is Hampton Lakes - Davenport 33897 - Official Group.

Trash & Recycle Days & Container Storage

Trash pickup occurs on Mondays and recycling and yard waste are picked up on Fridays. Trash and recycle containers must not be stored in the driveway or in front of the garage, unless it has been approved by the Board of Directors. Hampton Lakes provides a trash valet service, the contractor will bring your trash and recycling bins to the curb and place them back to the side of your home in the correct location for you on pick-up days. All trash must be placed in bags and placed inside the trash container. Loose trash is not permitted and will not be picked up by the county. You may request additional trash and recycling bins through Polk County. For questions regarding trash pick-up, please contact Polk County at 863-284-4319 or visit their website: Polk County Waste and Recycling

 

Bulk Collection

Bulk Collection is now limited to Furniture, Appliances, and other household items that were not attached to the home. These items will be collected monthly on a scheduled day and are no longer limited by quantity. 

It is not necessary to notify Waste & Recycling for collection but feel free to let us know what to expect on your service day or ask any questions. Please neatly place your items within 3 feet of the curb and more than 3 feet away from any fixed objects (cars, mailboxes, telephone poles, etc.) prior to 6 am on your scheduled day.  

If you have household items that are small enough to fit in your cart with the lid closed, feel free to dispose of them with your weekly garbage. To find out your scheduled collection day, or for more information, please visit Find Your Collection Day or call (863) 284-4319.

NOT Accepted Items:

  • Construction debris (including fencing, pallets, and glass)

  • Tires

  • Automotive parts

  • Engines

  • Hazardous waste

  • Fixtures (sinks, toilets, etc.)

  • Cabinets

  • Renovations (tile, flooring, carpeting, padding, paint cans)

  • Large piles of debris or bags from move-outs or evictions

 

Storage of Miscellaneous Items

Florida Statute 720.3045 became effective on July 1, 2023, and states as follows:

"Regardless of any covenants, restrictions, bylaws, rules, or requirements of an association, and unless prohibited by general law or local ordinance, an association may not restrict parcel owners or their tenants from installing, displaying, or storing any items on a parcel which are not visible from the parcel’s frontage or an adjacent parcel, including, but not limited to, artificial turf, boats, flags, and recreational vehicles."

 

The HOA will abide by the statute, but the homeowner must submit an ARC application. Items installed, stored, or displayed must not be visible from ground level, and are not hazardous or present potential environmental issues, including, but not limited to attracting vermin or the storage of pollutants. The homeowner is responsible for the upkeep (power washing, etc) to keep all items in good condition. The violation process will be used for items that are not in compliance, which could result in the homeowner having to remove them.  

Architectural Review Committee (ARC)

All architectural and landscape changes to your property must be approved by the Architectural Review Committee before work is started. The application form is available on the ARC committee page.  The  form must be emailed to arc@hamptonlakes.net for reviewed during the next monthly ARC meeting. Most applications that fall within the community guidelines will be approved, the process creates reasonable controls to maintain standards throughout the community. Such changes would include but not limited to the following:

  • Painting or changing the external color of the home

  • Other changes to the external appearance

  • Installing a privacy fence

  • Replacing roof and/or installing solar panels

  • Installation of guttering

  • Landscaping

  • Driveway widening

Making modifications to your property without approval can result in fines and remediation costs.

Noise

For your safety, please do not attempt to resolve any amplified noise or public nuisance problem by yourself. The correct way forward is to contact the local Polk County Sherriff’s Department. In an emergency dial 911. For non-emergency matters, the Polk County Sheriff’s Office can be reached at (863) 298-6200 or Toll-Free at 1-(800)-226-0344. Report the problem and ask for an incident report number and a copy of the incident report from the Sheriff's Department (the reporting homeowner will always get one if requested). Then you should pass this on to the HOA Management Company. Vital Security provides night-time security patrols, and their contact details will be updated here soon.

 

Fishing in the lakes

The HOA has a No Fishing policy at the lakes situated within the community. Signs are placed around both lakes to serve as a reminder of this rule. What might seem like a harmless leisurely past-time could create a huge cost for the HOA. Both lakes are retention ponds for the irrigation system, and have plastic liners that could be ripped by a fishing hook and cause leakage, resulting in costly repairs. Florida is home to over 1 million Alligators, and while there have been no recent sightings there is always the possibility of Alligators being in the lakes. For your own safety please keep away from the water's edge and do not feed turtles, fish, or any other wildlife.

 

On-community Amenities

The floodlit tennis and basketball courts are located by the lake off of McFee Dr. They are for the sole use of homeowners, residents, and their guests. The courts are open and available to use from 8 am to 8 pm Monday through Sunday. The gate access code is available in the FAQ page. This area is monitored 24/7 by security cameras, and by night-time security patrols and vehicle number plate recognition is in use. Any unauthorized users will be asked to leave by security and sheriff if required.

Community Restrooms are located in the cabana by the ball courts. The restrooms are for the sole use of homeowners and their guests, the door access codes are on the FAQ page of this website. Tenants and guests should contact the property owner for codes. 

Children's Playgrounds are located at the northern end of Julliard Blvd, and the other by the short-term community parking lot and was refurbished in early 2024.

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