Fiery Fork Ridge Covenants

In addition to our six basic restrictions as shown on the Property Covenants page, the development of FIERY FORK RIDGE is protected by several additional covenants:

  1. No residence shall be occupied until completed on the exterior. Construction must be of new materials (on the exterior) with the exception of full log homes/buildings. Dwellings must be permanently attached to an adequate concrete foundation of at least 600 square feet in size. No mobile homes or modular homes shall be allowed on any tract within Fiery Fork Ridge.
    -Once your home or cabin has been completed on the exterior it can be occupied (without being considered camping).
  2. No interference with natural or existing drainage shall be permitted without the approval of developer. Cisterns must be buried or enclosed inside a permanent structure designed for that purpose.
    -You are more than welcome to build a pond but it can't be built in a way that would interfere with existing runoff which ends up in the river.
  3. All wastewater treatment facilities must be constructed in accordance with applicable state requirements and to ensure that effluent shall be contained on the original parcel of origin.
    -Currently we are told that you can do your own septic system for around $2,000. A well designed outhouse has also been a good choice for recreational property for hundreds of years. Or keep it simple and lean a shovel out by a tree...
  4. No commercial livestock shall be allowed on any lot within Fiery Fork Ridge, including but not limited to swine, cows and goats. Except that up to three horses are permitted. A reasonable number of general pets shall be allowed, only in the event they are kept solely as domestic pets and not for any commercial purposes. Animals shall not be allowed to create a nuisnace to neighboring land owners. Kennels greater than 5 dogs are not permitted. Livestock or pets may not be allowed to run or roam freely beyond the boundaries of their owner's property.
    -You may have horses, cats, dogs, etc. BUT they can not be kept for commercial purposes (with the intent to be sold).
  5. All properties shall be used only for private, single family residential purposes. No commercial or business activities are allowed except home businesses run wholly within a residential dwelling on the property. No commercial manufacturing and no noxious trade or activity is permitted.
    -No apartment buildings, commercial buildings or other businesses are allowed. Home business run entirely from inside the home are permitted.
  6. Developer or its assignees reserve the right to charge a monthly fee for the cost of road maintenance, common area maintenance, property taxes on common areas, etc.
    -In order to maintain the roads and common areas property owners will pay a small fee which shall never exceed the actual costs incurred.
    Such fee shall initally be no more than $15 per month and shall not increase more than 15% annually. This fee shall in no way exceed the actual costs incurred by developer or its assignees.
  7. Developer reserves the right to approve mailboxes, method of attachment and location.
    -This one was designed to place mailboxes in a centralized location, generally near the start of a development.
  8. Camping is allowed for up to 45 days in any 12 month period. Buses, campers, RV's and portable buildings are allowed on the property for up to 45 days in a 12 month period, unless they are out of sight of any shared roadway in which case they may remain on the property year round.
    -Camping is encouraged within Fiery Fork Ridge and we have never met anyone who actually camped more than 45 days out of the year. This restriction keeps permanent "campers" from living within the development in a tent, bus or RV. For all you hunters the 45 days pretty much covers every hunting season. You can easily camp all of deer season, spring and fall turkey season and still have several weeks of camping time remaining to enjoy throughout the rest of the year. Buses, campers and RV's may only be kept on the property permanently if stored inside a garage or building OR they are out of sight of the easement road(s). Camping would be defined as staying in a tent, RV, shed or basically anything that is NOT a 600 square foot house/cabin on a concrete foundation. Once you build your cabin or home you are of course free to stay on your property all year if you would like.