chevron_rightAt what age may my child use the amenities without an adult?
Children 14 and under will receive a Caretaker amenity card and must be accompanied by an adult 18 or older. Children 15 and older may receive their own amenity card.
chevron_rightHow do I get access to the Pool & Tennis Courts?
If you are a community member of SouthWood, you can register for a SouthWood Amenity Card. Please provide the following:
All card reprints cost $10 each (cash, check or money order).
- New Owner: Warranty Deed - no charge for amenity cards.
- Tenant: Copy of your lease. Lease must be a minimum of 7 months. All cards are $10 each (cash, check or money order).
- Amenity Card Renewal (no fee for renewals): Owners must provide a utility or cable bill. If you are a tenant, you will need to bring a copy of your lease.
chevron_rightHow many guests may I bring to the pool?
Each household is entitled to host up to four (4) guests at one time at the pool. Sign your guests in with the pool attendant at the front gate.
chevron_rightMay I rent the Community Center for a private event?
Community members residing in SouthWood may reserve the room at the Community Center for exclusive use. For more information, visit our amenities page.
chevron_rightWhat are the Tennis Court hours?
The Tennis Court is open year round from 7am until 10pm. You must have your amenity card in order to open the gate.The courts are available on a first come, first serve basis. If there are others waiting to play, we ask that you kindly limit your playing time to one hour.
chevron_rightWhen is the pool open?
Pool season runs from mid-April to mid-October. Swim times are as follows:
- 8am-9am are for lap swim
- 9a-9p are open swim time with all features on
chevron_rightWhen is the ARC application required and what is the deadline for review and approval?
All exterior changes must be approved by the Architectural Review Committee prior to start of the work. The ARC application must be submitted for things like landscape additions or changes, fence installation, painting, door color changes, parking pad installation, tree or plant removal, satellite dish installation, additions to an existing home, gazebos, pools, decks, patios, trampolines, swing sets, play structures, etc. Click here for more information on the Architectural Review committee or to print an ARC application.
chevron_rightWhere can I find a copy of the SouthWood governing documents?
Click here to access all of SouthWood’s governing documents.
chevron_rightWho is responsible for maintenance and/or replacement of trees located in front of my home between the sidewalk and curb commonly referred to as street trees?
Each homeowner is responsible for the trees in front of their homes. If you are not familiar with how to maintain your street tree, please contact the SRCA office or meet with your personal landscape provider. Trees may not be removed unless an ARC application is submitted for review and approved by the Architectural Review Committee.
chevron_rightCan I pay my assessments online?
Yes, you can pay assessments online.
chevron_rightCan I pay with a credit card over the phone?
Our office cannot accept payments over the phone in any form.
chevron_rightCan I set up my assessments to be direct-debit?
Yes, you may contact the HOA office for an application or click here.
chevron_rightWhat do my assessments cover?
The quarterly assessments cover the Community Center, pool, tennis courts, Art of Living Program, common area maintenance and more. Townhome owners pay an additional monthly assessment which covers lawn care, termite treatments, specific exterior maintenance, and reserves.
chevron_rightAre there construction times?
Yes!Construction is permitted during the following times:Monday - Friday: 7am until 5:30pmSaturday: 8am until 4pmConstruction is not permitted on:SundaysNew Years DayMemorial DayJuly 4thLabor DayThanksgivingChristmasPlease call the HOA office if you need to report construction that is occuring outside of the permitted times and days.
chevron_rightHow is the SouthWood Residential Community Association governed?
The member-controlled board is comprised of four (4) At Large positions and one (1) Neighborhood Director position. Eligibility for the four (4) At-Large director positions is limited to members owning a Lot in a neighborhood that is not subject to neighborhood assessments. The Neighborhood director position is limited to members owning a Lot in one (1) of the following neighborhoods subject to neighborhood assessments – Magnolia Park, Maple Ridge, The Bluffs, Oak Park, Towncenter, and Avon Park. All five (5) director seats are elected by a vote of all members. A member is defined as a person who owns a lot in SouthWood or is the representative of trust or entity that owns a lot in SouthWood.
chevron_rightWhat are the regulations regarding golf cart use in SouthWood?
Golf carts may be used on private property and are not permitted on the SouthWood nature trails. According to the Traffic Division of the Tallahassee Police Department, certain golf carts are permitted on select city streets within SouthWood. Click here for Florida Statutes for Golf Carts. Click here for more information regarding SouthWood golf cart use.
chevron_rightWho do I call regarding street lights and potholes?
Contact the City of Tallahassee at 850-891-4968. You can also download the DigiTally app and submit requests directly from your phone!
Parks & Trails
chevron_rightWhat is the CDD?
The Capital Region Community Development District (CDD) is a local, special purpose government entity authorized by Chapter 190 of the Florida Statutes as amended and created by the Florida Land and Water Adjudacatory Commission as an alternative method of planning, acquiring, operating and maintaining community-wide improvements in planned communities. A CDD provides the "solution" to Florida’s need to provide valuable community infrastructure generated by growth, ultimately without overburdening other governments and their taxpaying residents. The CDD is in charge of all public areas within SouthWood, including parks and alleyways.
chevron_rightWhat services does the CDD provide?
The Capital Region Community Development District is a local, special purpose government entity authorized by Chapter 190 of the Florida Statutes as amended and created by the Florida Land and Water Adjudacatory Commission as an alternative method of planning, acquiring, operating and maintaining community-wide improvements in planned communities. A CDD provides the "solution" to Florida’s need to provide valuable community infrastructure generated by growth, ultimately without overburdening other governments and their taxpaying residents. The CDD is in charge of all public areas within SouthWood, including parks and alleyways.
chevron_right Is fishing permitted in the lakes or ponds in SouthWood?
Yes, the lakes and ponds are managed by the CDD and are open to the public. Fish at your own risk but please “catch and release.” For more information, visit the CDD website.