CHPOA engages in a number of strategic initiatives on
behalf of its members and all the property owners in Cape Haze.
This page contains descriptions of currently active projects and
periodic update of project status as posted from time to time.
Check back here to stay abreast of changes in the community and the
latest on our strategic initiatives.
Cape Haze was established in 1953 a set of Deed Restrictions were
established and imposed by the developer on all properties in Cape
Haze. In 1983, the Cape Haze Property Owners Association (CHPOA)
was granted the right to administer a subset of these restrictions
by the developer. The original restrictions, which defined
certain factors that would have maximum impact on maintaining
property values, had a fifty-year life and expired in 2003. You can view our historical deed restrictions by
the residential properties in Cape Haze originally held by the
developer have been sold and consequently the original developer has
ceased to be a factor in Cape Haze. Outside of county government,
CHPOA remains the only body with any influence on issues within Cape
A change to
Florida law defined a new
process for “restriction revitalization”, a process that does not require the existence of a homeowner’s
association with mandatory membership. Instead, it requires only
that a simple majority of property owners indicate its support for a
set of deed restrictions and that such support be filed with the
Florida Department of Community Affairs and, in our case, Charlotte
During 2011 and 2012, all owners of property in Cape Haze west
of state road 775 were polled to determine the level of support for
re-instituting deed restrictions in our community. By the
necessary majority, the owners voted to adopt the proposed
restrictions. The approval of the Florida Department of
Community Affairs was then gained on March 30, 2012, and these
revitalized restrictions were filed with Charlotte County.
They are now in effect and govern all properties in Cape Haze west
of state road 775, regardless of how any individual property owner
might have voted on the issue.
You may review our revitalized restrictions by clicking