Animal Control / Wildlife
chevron_rightWildlife encounters or nuisances
This is Florida and it's full of various wildlife that adds to the beauty and diversity of life in Florida.At times, we may encounter the various wildlife that shares our community. UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCE should anyone approach, feed, attempt to capture or otherwise disturb the wildlife in our community. It's not only unsafe - it's ILLEGAL under Florida State Law.The community was designed to thrive in partnership with the wildlife that originally occupied the property; however, there are animals that grow to a size and temperament that is not consistent with human peaceful co-existence. Alligators, wild hogs, wild cats, coyotes, and large snakes are but a few animals that may pose a danger to humans from time to time.Some simple precautionary human behavior might be helpful in avoiding confrontation with wildlife. Keeping garage doors completely closed and sealed is important in preventing intrusion of snakes and alligators. There is nothing more distressing than to enter your garage and find an alligator or snake. Sometimes alligators sun themselves on the warm sidewalk. If you are out walking and notice something ahead on the sidewalk that resembles a piece of re-tread tire, you need to be aware of potential danger from an alligator. For humans living in a nature preserve, putting out un-contained trash the night before trash pick-up is irresponsible. It attracts and imprints wildlife with an artificial source of food. With the presence of animals (mentioned above), allowing your pet to roam free at night or any other time subjects your pet to the reality of the predatory food chain. If you put out your cat at night and it does not come back in the morning, posting "lost pet" signs is likely an exercise in futility.If you encounter Vicious or Nuisance Animals:
If the animal is a domestic or feral animal, such as dog, cat, horse, etc. - it is best to contact your County Animal Control Office or the Humane Society. For more information, call Animal Services at 744-5660. Animal Services is located at 440 Falkenburg Rd., Tampa, Florida.
- Call the Division of Fish and Wildlife Hotline at 866-FWC-GATOR (866-392-4286) and report the dangerous animal. You will be issued a CONTROL NUMBER to document the incident. The CONTROL NUMBER is important - write it down.
- Call the Property Manager at (866) 996-7264 and give them the CONTROL NUMBER that you received from Fish and Wildlife. The Property Manager will then call Fish and Wildlife and make a decision regarding disposition of the dangerous animal. FWC WILL NOT remove the nuisance alligators without Authorization from a Richmond Place Board Member or the Property Manager.
chevron_rightHow do I get a key-card for the Community Pool and key for the Tennis Court?
To get a card-key for the pool gate and bathrooms, please go the West Meadows Club House with your ID. For those who rent, you will need to show a lease agreement.* The pool key-card is free for the first one, then a replacement fee will be charged* The tennis court key is $15, but if you return the old tennis court key, the fee is waved* The key-card is also a picture ID that you will need to have on you when you use the Richmond Place Pool and Park. Children 12 and older can also get a picture card-key* You will be required to complete a form when receiving your new card-key. Please ignore the “Guest Fees” section. Fees are not applicable to the Richmond Place community
chevron_rightI need a new mailbox, how do I obtain one?
All mailboxes in the community must be uniform and purchased from the Beautiful Mailbox Company: beautifulmailbox.com They must be the Standard Mailbox Can in gloss black with a red aluminum flag and gold vinyl address numbers.
chevron_rightSince we cannot have individual garage sales in our community, how can I sell items that I would like to get rid of?
Our community plans twice annual garage sales, usually in the Spring and Fall. Garage Sales are allowed ONLY during the twice annual events.For times other than the two annual events, please join the NextDoor community (nextdoor.com) where you can connect to Richmond Place residents and all surrounding communities in the New Tampa area.
chevron_rightWhen are my Annual Assessments due?
The Association assessment for the entire year is payable March 1 and the coupons will be mailed to homeowners in February. UPDATE: March 2021 - due to delay in the mail, the payment is due April 30th, with late fees applied May 1st.
chevron_rightA street light is out, who do I call?
To report Street Light outages, please contact Tampa Electric. You may report the outage online at: Street Light Not WorkingBefore reporting, you must have the 10-digit number and/or 6-digit silver tag number from the tag on the pole of the light that is malfunctioning.
(If there is no 10-digit or 6-digit tag on the pole, the light may not be owned/maintained by Tampa Electric.)
chevron_rightDamaged entrance signs and monuments
If you observe that one of our entrance signs or monuments have been damaged, please report it to our Property Management Company. Their contact information is located under "Property Management" in the left margin.
chevron_rightHow do I report potholes and other street repairs?
The City of Tampa owns and is responsible for repairing the streets in our community. Requests for street surface repairs may be submitted through this link.
chevron_rightHow do I report sidewalk damage?
The City of Tampa owns and is responsible for repairing the Sidewalks in our Community. If you see a Sidewalk in need of repair please report it to the City.Requests for sidewalk repairs and restoration can be submitted via their Call Center at 813-274-3101 or through this link.
chevron_rightWhat is the source for the common area watering & irrigation?
The Richmond Place common areas irrigation is mainly provided by private wells drilled throughout the community. There are some smaller areas that use Tampa Bay Water supply.
chevron_rightI'm repainting the exterior of my house, do I need approval?
Yes, all exterior modifications to your property including Painting, Roofing, Landscaping, Structural changes, Fencing, etc. must be approved by the Architectural Review Committee. If you are painting the exterior the same color (must also be an option in the House Color Scheme list), you are still required to submit a approval request.You must submit your Property Modification request for approval.The Property Modification Request form can be found in the Documents link located in the Left menu.
chevron_rightWhat are the approved exterior paint colors?
Homeowners wishing to repaint the exterior of their Home, even the same color, should review the approved exterior color schemes and select the combination that best fits their needs. Only those colors that are approved can be selected and submitted for ARC review. You may find a list of the approved colors in the Documents Section located in the left menu.
chevron_rightCan I fish in the community ponds?
No, fishing in the community ponds is not allowed. Due to fishing line, lures and hooks being irresponsibly discarded in our community we must enforce a "No Fishing" Policy for all ponds & waterways in our community.Irresponsible disposal of fishing related items poses a safety risk to our residents, pets and wildlife. We ask our homeowners, residents and their guests to observe the "No Fishing" signs posted adjacent to the ponds & waterways throughout our community.In addition, the Tampa Police have been directed via written letter to cite any person(s) that are not homeowners or residents of Richmond Place with a Trespass Citation if observed fishing in our ponds & waterways. Additionally, any homeowner(s) or residents will be asked to observe the "No Fishing" signs as well.
chevron_rightI observed vandalism in our community, what should I do?
If you observe a person(s) in the act of vandalism in our Community DO NOT attempt to stop, intervene or restrain the person(s) responsible as doing so may put you in a dangerous situation.Please observe as many details about the person(s) and report it to the non-emergency contact of the Tampa Police: (813) 231-6130. 911 should not be called to report acts of vandalism.Also, please report the vandalism to our Property Management Company, their contact information is located under "Property Management" in the left menu.
chevron_rightOn street parking
Parking of vehicles on the streets of our Community is regulated by the Code of Ordinances City of Tampa. Parking in front of residences or public or private driveways is defined in section 15-43. Please do not park or allow guests to park Vehicles in a manner that violates the Code of Ordinances City of Tampa. Failure to observe these ordinances may obstruct the flow of traffic in our community and pose a safety hazard to our residents and Emergency Vehicles.We ask for Homeowners to report parking hazards to the Tampa Police at their non-Emergency Number (813) 231-6130. Please be advised it's at the discretion of the Tampa Police to issue Citations for improperly parked vehicles. Richmond Place cannot enforce Parking on City-owned streets.
Failure to adhere to the Tampa Parking Ordinances may result in receiving a parking citation and/or being towed.
chevron_rightWhat is the speed limit in our community?
For the safety of our residents, the posted Speed Limit for ALL streets in our Community is 25 MPH. Please observe the posted Speed Limits at all times for the safety and convenience of all our residents, their guests and especially the Children at Play.