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Answers to Frequently Asked Questions

  • The Turtle Cove web site is your most comprehensive source of information for our community. Please take some time and explore the site.
  • Turtle Cove Covenants, Bylaws, Rules & Regulation and other relevant information are located on this web site at Members > Forms & Documents.
  • Turtle Cove annual dues are $365.00: $215.00 POA general dues and $150.00 RTS (Ready to Serve) water dues. General dues go towards covering operation, maintenance and improvements of TCPOA property. RTS dues are used for water issues only. Annual dues are collected from January 1st through March 31st. There are usage fees charged for golf and the pool. Beaches are free to all members to use but you must properly display a beach parking pass or you may get towed. For details of all amenities charges, go to Members tab > Forms & Documents > 2018 Users Fee Schedule .
  • Turtle Cove is located on 296.54 acres with approximately 8.5 miles of shoreline.
  • There are 82 roads in Turtle Cove covering approximately 25 miles (ref. Mike Benton-County Manager).
  • There are 1700 lots in Turtle Cove. All are sold. TCPOA owns approximately 80 lots. These lots are for sale. Call the office for details.
  • We own and operate the water system. For more information, go to the Corporate tab > TCPOA Water Department .
  • There are two voting districts in Turtle Cove. To see a map, go to: http://jaspercountyga.org/district-maps/
  • We have an aerial video tour of all five of our beaches to introduce you to them. To view this video, go to: http://turtlecovepoa.com/Amenities/Beaches-Boat-Ramps/Aerial-Video-Beach-Tour.aspx .
  • For individual amenity rules, go to the "Amenities" tab and select the amenity. A link to the rules will be incorporated on that page.
  • Your Turtle Cove member number (Ex: 01-234) is the same as your Turtle Cove lot # (not County Parcel No.) and water account #. This is an important number to know!
  • Members open meeting is held every 2nd Tuesday of the month at 7:00pm in the lounge meeting room, except for the members annual meeting held on the following Saturday, per our bylaws.
  • Office Services, including Notary Public, can be found on this web site: Members > Forms & Documents > 2018 Office Services . Please call, before coming to the office for notary service.
  • You can submit an electronic inquiry to the Board of Directors, Management or Restaurant. Forms are on the individual pages under the Corporate tab for Board of Directors and management submittals and "Review the Restaurant" at Amenities > Restaurant > Review the Restaurant.
  • No one under 21 years of age is allowed in the Turtle Cove Lounge after 9:00pm (info. displayed on lounge door).
  • You cannot bring any food or alcoholic beverages into the clubhouse. Violations are subject to loss of membership rights.
  • Turtle Cove roads and personal property are under the jurisdiction of Jasper County. Turtle Cove Security is responsible for common properties only. All Jasper County contact information can be found on this web site at Members > Links > individual Jasper County agency. For more information on Turtle Cove Safety, go to: http://turtlecovepoa.com/About-TC/Safety-at-Turtle-Cove.aspx
  • Jasper County has a leash law for dogs and cats. Please respect this law in our community.
  • Speed limit in Turtle Cove is 25 MPH, except Turtle Cove Trailway (35mph) (this does not include the TCT that cuts between Whippoorwill and TCT- speed limit posted at 25 mph). Please observe "Blind Drive" street signs.
  • Golf carts on Jasper County roads are treated as vehicles and motor vehicles pursuant to Simmons v. State, 2006 WL 2422918 (Aug. 23,2006) and Coker v. State, 261 Ga. App. 646 (2003). State of Georgia Charging Low Speed Vehicles link
  • All exterior improvements to your property require a permit from the Turtle Cove A&E committee. Failure to comply could result in fines or deconstruction of the unpermitted structure. TC Covenants, section 4.01 Land Use -Before any Owner undertakes any effort whatsoever to fill, stabilize or otherwise alter the natural shoreline through the placement of any structures or the placement or removal of any materials, such Owner shall submit detailed plans therefor the Committee and shall obtain the written approval of the Committee. For more information, go to: http://turtlecovepoa.com/Corporate/TCPOA-A-E.aspx  
  • For lake lot owners: You must get a permit from Georgia Power for any work done on your shoreline. For more information, go to: http://turtlecovepoa.com/Members/Links.aspx and select "Georgia Power Shoreline Permits".
  • ATV's/ORV's are NOT allowed on any common areas including, but not limited to, beaches, campground/ballfield, trails, power line right-of-ways and golf course.
  • ATV's are NOT allowed on Jasper County roads, including county roads in Turtle Cove.
  • No weapons allowed at any common area, including but not limited to, beach area, clubhouse, pool or golf course.
  • Trash collection is every Monday, with holiday exceptions. See Advanced Disposal web site for details. Fee is charged in yearly taxes and includes one year service and one trash container per household. If you have questions regarding this service or would like to order another container, please call City Hall at 706-468-6062. Please retrieve your containers from the street as soon as possible.
  • Jackson Lake Boating violations may be reported to 1-800-241-4113 (24 hrs) or 478-751-6415 (Mon-Fri, 8am-4:30 pm).
  • Georgia Law prohibits vessels with galleys, sleeping quarters, or marine toilets to operate on Georgia Power lakes.
  • “No Wake” areas are zoned, regulated, and enforced by the Georgia Department of Natural Resources.  Georgia Power installs and maintains all regulatory buoys.
  • NOTICE: All outdoor burning must have a permit and is good only for natural vegetative materials. It is unlawful to burn man made materials such as tires, shingles, plastics, lumber, household garbage, etc.  see http://www.gfc.state.ga.us/online-permits/index.cfm  .  Go to http://turtlecovepoa.com/Corporate/TCPOA-A-E/Firewise-Project/Debris-Burning.aspx for more information.
  • NO BURNING FROM MAY 1ST UNTIL AFTER SEPTEMBER 30TH, 2018 - Beginning May 1st and ending September 30th, EPD's Open Burning Ban will be enforced in 54 Georgia counties. The Open Burning Ban prohibits citizens and businesses from burning yard and land-clearing debris. This rule is in addition to the year-round state ban on the burning of household garbage. Open burning, as defined in Georgia’s Rules for Air Quality (391-3-1-.01(tt)), is any outdoor fire from which the products of combustion are emitted directly into the outdoor air without passing through a stack, chimney, or duct. Exception : Campfires or barbecues. No fires during this period are permitted.

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