What are the DORs in Fairfield Harbour and how do I find them?
Updated: 5 days ago
What is a DOR?
A Declaration of Restrictions (DORs), as one of several governing documents initiated by the developer, is a legal document filed with the county and state in which the development is incorporated that outlines the covenants, conditions, and restrictions for individually owned, enumerated, residential lots in a planned community. When you buy a lot/property in a planned community, you, by holding title, become a member of the property owner’s association and must follow the governing documents commonly known as the DORs.
These governing documents are upheld with the aim of preserving and enhancing the community's property values. The DORs are often used and appearance-oriented, so they deal with regulations for the use, cleanliness of the property, the condition of the property, and any repairs, improvements, or changes made to the property. Failure to abide by the DORs may result in fines and fees charged against the property owner in accordance with the North Carolina Planned Community Act - Chapter 47F.
The Property Owners Association (POA) may also provide additional regulations and guidelines for its members where the amenities and common elements are concerned.
DORs generally contain information addressing:
Property owner maintenance responsibilities.
Property use restrictions.
And many more.
Fairfield Harbour is a large-scale, residential, mixed-use, planned unit development that has multiple sections that may have different DORs. Different rules apply to different sections because the community was built over a period of 50 years, beginning in the 1970s. Knowing your DORs will help you to determine what the governing documents are in your section.
You can find your section’s DORs easily.
Step #1 – Find your section name on the map provided.
Step #2 – Log onto the FH-POA website (www.fh-poa.org.)
You will see the Resident’s sign in the top right-hand corner. If you have not logged onto Front Steps before, follow the prompts to register. Once on Front Steps, you will find a wealth of information, including your DORs, internal documents, FH history, past Friday POA Updates, the POA BOD minutes, POA rules, policies, and much more.
On the left-hand side, there is a dashboard menu. To find the DORs, click on Documents, then at the drop-down button, click on Internal Documents. Here, you will see various folders. The DORs are in #2.
After you open the document, click on #2 – click on your section.
SHORELINE SIDE – SINGLE-FAMILY HOMES
Sec 1 Martinique lots 001-042
Sec 2 Martinique lots 043-088
Sec 3 Martinique lots 089-138
Sec 4 Martinique lots 001-155
Sec 5 Jamaica lots 001-520
Sec 6 Montego lots 001-436
Sec 7 Tobago lots 001-547
HARBOUR POINTE SIDE – SINGLE-FAMILY HOMES
Sec 9 Granada lots 016-032 and 056-107
Sec 17 Harbour Pointe I lots 001-022
Sec 18 Harbour Pointe III lots 312-516
Sec 20 Harbour Pointe II lots 001-311
MARINA AREA – SINGLE-FAMILY HOMES
Sec 19 Hamptons lots 001-084
Sec LE – Lake Elizabeth lots 001-024
MARINA AREA - CONDOS
Harbour View Villas
Harbour Master Villas
Lake Elizabeth Townhomes
Trade Winds Townhouses
West Wind Townhouses
MARINA AREA - TIMESHARES
Sandcastle Village I
Sandcastle Village II
You can explore Front Steps and familiarize yourself with the DORs and other POA related information.
Any questions about the DORs or how to log on, call the POA office at 252-633-5500.