The Estates at Dove Run is a traditional community, with 299 upscale homes, located off of Rt. 299 in Middletown, DE. Our neighborhood is walking distance to Dove Run Shopping Center, Brick Mill Elementary, Middletown High School and just minutes from Rt. 1.

HOA Permit Application Procedures

Linked below is a printable Permit Application document. Use this document to request approval from the HOA before applying for a permit from the Town of Middletown. Please note that the Town of Middletown will not issue any permits for residents of Dove Run until the plans are approved by the HOA. The permit requestor must also be in good standing with the HOA.

Please submit this application, along with your plans to:

The Estates at Dove Run HOA
PO BOX 189
Middletown, DE 19709

Please allow up to 7-10 business days for processing.

If you have additional questions, please use the contact page to discuss your plans with the Architectural Review Committee.

If you are planning a home improvement project, contact the town Building Permit & Licensing Office, located at Town Hall, 216 North Broad Street, to obtain a building permit. Building permits are required for:

1. Building or installing patios, decks or patio covers; chimneys; garages; ventilation, heating or air-conditioning supply or exhaust systems; swimming pools; and tool or storage sheds.

2. Adding or changing rooms, dormers, windows or wall openings, circuits or other parts of electrical systems; walls to a porch; and garages to a livable area.

3. Replacing or repairing roofing, termite damage, porches, existing stone, brick or concrete.

4. Demolishing any structure or part of a structure affecting a building on your property.

5. A building permit ensures that work is done in compliance with the BOCA National Building Code and Code of the Town of Middletown and ensures that each phase of work is inspected by the town code official. Contractors hired to perform building or reconstruction work must be licensed with the town.

Permit Contact 302-378-1171 fax 302-378-5675

HOA Permit Application

2018 Assessment - Current Status

We appreciate the support of those who have submitted their 2018 HOA assessment payment ($60), which was due by February 10, 2018. To date, the HOA has received payment from approximately 92% of the lot owners.

The HOA has filed petitions with the Justice of the Peace Court, in an effort to collect assessment payments from the delinquent accounts. For those who have not paid, the current assessment amount is $100, which includes applicable Court fees. The HOA will withdraw the Court petition upon full payment of the current amount.

HOA Board Meeting Minutes

Meeting date: 
Sat, 12/09/2017

Please see attached document.

Call for Volunteers - Architectural Review Committee

The Board would like to extend an invitation to all homeowners, in good standing with the HOA, to volunteer for positions on the Architectural Review Committee (ARC). The ARC is responsible for assisting the Board in monitoring and enforcing deed restrictions, as well as overseeing and developing potential landscaping projects.

Interested parties should contact the board via the Contact Us page for more information.

2017 HOA Meeting Minutes

Meeting date: 
Thu, 11/30/2017

Please see attached document.

Basketball Goals

Lot owners are reminded that (unattended) basketball goals are prohibited, according to Section 18 of the Declaration of (Deed) Restrictions: “No basketball goals shall be erected, placed or maintained on any lot at any time, except for a maximum of one permanently installed goal located in the driveway. Any and all basketball playing shall be permitted from 9:00 a.m. to sundown.”

The HOA has noticed that several lot owners have installed permanent basketball (fixed) goals near public areas, such as sidewalks and curbs. This is also a violation of Middletown Ordinance § 103-1 (Placement on roadways and sidewalks restricted): “It shall be unlawful for any person to place, store, or keep upon any street or public sidewalk any portable, stationary, or fixed object, including, but not limited to basketball poles…”

A copy of this Ordinance is included as an attachment.

We appreciate your cooperation in this matter. In addition, lot owners are encouraged to report any infractions to either the HOA or to Middletown Code Enforcement.

Board of Director Nomination Solicitation - Calendar Year 2018

The Estates at Dove Run Homeowners’ Association, Inc. (HOA) is soliciting nominations for those interested in serving on the Board of Directors for calendar year 2018. The elected Board members will serve a one year term. Nominations must be received by Friday, November 3, 2017. If you are interested in serving on the Board, please complete the attached form. There are eight board positions (maximum) that will need to be filled.

Nominees must meet the following criteria:
1. Registered Lot Owner
2. Full Payment of HOA Assessments
3. Property Maintained in Accordance with Deed Restrictions

In addition, only one person per household may serve on the Board.

If you are interested in serving on the Board, please complete the attached form.

Parking - Prohibited Vehicles

The board has received several inquiries from homeowners regarding the parking of boats, trailers and similar vehicles within the neighborhood.

In accordance to Section 7 of the Declaration of Restrictions, without exception, these vehicles are NOT PERMITTED to be parked within the neighborhood overnight. When parked in the neighborhood during the day, they must fit entirely within the homeowners driveway and not block or encroach upon the sidewalk. They MAY NOT be parked on public streets.

In addition, the Town of Middletown has recently amended its Parking Ordinance, as denoted in the attached document. In essence, Middletown Police has the authority to enforce the provisions of the Parking Ordinance.

Neighbors are encouraged to report any parking violations to either the HOA or to the Middletown Police.

2016 HOA Meeting Minutes

Meeting date: 
Thu, 12/01/2016

Please see attached document.

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