Welcome Rules and Regulations


Welcome to Coco Plum Beach Yacht Club

Coco Plum Beach Yacht Club Condominium Association, Inc.
www.CPBYC.com - [email protected]

Monroe County Sheriff’s Department - 289-2430 (non-emergency)

U.S. Coast Guard Marine and Air Emergency - 295-9700

Wild Bird Rescue Middle Keys - 743-8382

FWCC - Manatee Rescue – 1-888-404-FWCC (3922)




  • A gate code or remote transmitter is required, please see the dock master.

*Emergency Services (fire, rescue, police) have the gate code.



  • Combinations for the bathhouse are available from the dock master.


  • There are USPS mailboxes attached to the south end of the bathhouse. Each slip owner was provided a key to the corresponding numbered mailbox. (CPBYC does not have keys to these boxes. If a key is lost, contact the Marathon Post Office.)
  • There is one slot to place outgoing mail.
  • Currently, the mail pickup/delivery is mid to late afternoon.
  • There are three local USPS offices and one UPS store which offer rental mailboxes.
  • Mailing address of individual slips: 150 Coco Plum Drive #(enter your slip number) Marathon, FL 33050


  • Comcast is the service provider of TV and internet. The association has an account and provides basic cable TV. Internet can be added on through Comcast. The closest Comcast offices are in Key West and Key Largo.
  • Bills for association fees, water and TV are mailed quarterly, payment can be dropped off at LK Financial in the drop box on the side of the building, or sent to: Coco Plum Beach Yacht Club, PO Box 522592 Marathon Shores, FL 33052
  • Water meters are read on each electrical pedestal quarterly. Please keep the area accessible and clear.
  • All projects must be notified to the board of directors PRIOR to beginning. Sheds, alterations, permits with the city, screening of tiki huts, new vessels of any size, etc.
  • All vessels entering the marina for any length of stay require Association approval PRIOR to entrance.
  • Please be familiar with documents and rules. These documents are found at the association’s website.


  • The dumpster is located on the east side of the bathhouse. Please bag all garbage and break down all boxes prior to placing in dumpster.
  • Please keep dumpster lids closed to discourage scavengers.
  • The dumpster is emptied on Mondays and Friday, usually in the morning.
  • Large items (furniture, appliances) must be taken to the transfer station on Long Key, MM68.
  • Please recycle. Bins are located adjacent to the dumpster.          

No Hazardous Wastes Are To Be Placed In Or Around The Dumpster!


  • Used oil, oil filters and fuel, paints, mercury bilge switches, and other hazardous wastes should be taken to the transfer station on Long Key, MM68. 
  • Batteries should be exchanged at the business from which your new ones are purchased.



  • The sanitary hoses are kept in the large garbage cans in the parking area next to the mangroves.
  • Close the valve at the boat end of the hose.
  • Attach the hose to the pump out fixture on the slip side of the street and open the valve. Straighten the hose as much as possible as kinks slow the process.
  • Fill the bucket with fresh water, which will be used to rinse the hose after pumping out your vessel. (You may want to add a few ounces of bleach to the rinse water to sanitize the hose and reduce odors.)
  • Turn on the suction at the panel (located at slip numbers 4, 12, 20, 27, 36 and 45) by pressing the green button.
  • The vacuum will build. Place the hose fitting to your waste water deck fitting and open the valve (the handle will be in line with the hose.) It may take a moment for the vacuum pressure to begin pumping.
  • It may take more than one cycle to finish the job, just press the green button again.
  • Once your holding tank is empty, close the hose valve and place the hose fitting in the bucket of fresh water. Open the hose valve and rinse with the full contents of the bucket.
  • Keep the vacuum going as you wind the hose back up to replace in the garbage can, to ensure that all water and waste has been removed from the hose.
  • Close the hose valve.
  • Remove hose from the pump out fixture and return to garbage can along with the clean bucket.
  • Upon completion, be sure to close the valve at the street and recap.


Engines and Bilges

  • Use absorbent bilge pads to soak up oil and fuel.
  • Do not dispose of any fuel or petroleum products, including used filters in the marina dumpster.
  • Do not dispose of used batteries in the marina trash.


Bilge Water

  • Discharge of oily bilge water into marina waters or onto the ground is prohibited.
  • It is recommended that each vessel have a bilge sock installed.


Sewage and Gray Water Discharge

  • Please use low- or non-phosphate soaps.
  • Discharge of sewage into the marina waters is strictly prohibited.
  • Dispose of your pet’s waste properly by bagging and placing in the trash.
  • Please do not dispose of pet waste in the mangroves or water!


Boat Cleaning and Washing

  • Use only environmentally friendly cleaning products and procedures.
  • Please conserve water.


Fish Waste Management

  • Dispose of unwanted bait offshore.
  • Dispose of fish waste by either bagging and placing in the trash* or taking offshore.
  • Feeding of birds is prohibited.

* It is preferred that you freeze the fish waste and place in the dumpster on pick up days......Monday & Friday. This will keep the odor down and discourage scavengers.

 The “Rules of the Road” and navigation laws of the United States apply to all vessels in or approaching the marina. Vessels must comply with no wake zones and manatee zones.


A summary of the



Note:  These simplified Rules and Regulations, are for quick reference only, and are not intended to be a comprehensive list or a substitute for the language contained in the Declaration of Condominium, the By-Laws, or any Regulations enacted by the various Boards of Directors of the Association.



  1. Any Unit Owner who allows a Vessel to enter his/her Unit without PRIOR APPROVAL of the Board of Directors shall be subject to a One Hundred Dollar ($100.00) penalty.  Approval may be withheld for any house boat or any other vessel which the Board of Directors determines will result in a safety hazard, hazard to navigation or will have an adverse impact on the property values of units in the Condominium.  Board approval requires a completed vessel information form, a recent picture of the vessel, and a copy of the vessel’s current liability insurance policy indicating a minimum of $100,000 liability insurance.  This regulation applies to ALL vessels, whether owned by the unit owner, by a tenant or by a quest of the unit owner.  Any two board members are authorized to approve or disapprove the vessel.  Should a non-complying Unit Owner not subsequently obtain Board of Directors approval of the Vessel within 48 hours of being notified by a member of the Board of Directors, either in person, or by telephone, the Unit Owner will be required to immediately remove the Vessel from the Unit.  Should the unapproved vessel not be removed by the end of the business day on which the 48-hour period elapses, the Board of Directors may contact the appropriate authorities to have the unapproved vessel removed and/or may turn the issue over to the Association’s legal council for further action.
  2. All vessels owners must submit a signed vessel application confirming their acceptance of CPBYC rules and regulations prior to entering the marina
  3. All vessels entering the marina must do so under their own power.
  4. All vessels must have Coast guard approved marine sanitation systems. These systems must be in working order. Through hull discharge seacock must be banded in the closed position and secured with Coast Guard approved strap. Digital photos of components must be provided. 


General Rules and Restrictions

  1. Owners shall take extreme care to act in accordance with all the requirements of the Monroe County Code relating to the use of real property, and in accordance with the Regulations of the Condominium.
  2. Throwing refuse outside the receptacles provided for that purpose is prohibited.
  3. No owner or tenant shall install wiring for any electrical or mechanical equipment of any description on or at any unit other than as the Board of Directors may prescribe. 
  4. No owner shall do or cause to be done anything in or at his unit that would endanger its structural soundness or interfere with any easement or right appurtenant to it or affect the common elements without the consent of all owners who may be affected.
  5. No owner shall permit or suffer any condition or thing on or at his unit that would increase the rate of insurance thereon or on the Condominium as a whole.
  6. No immoral, improper, offensive or unlawful uses shall be made of the Condominium or any portion of it, and the owner of each unit, at his own expense shall comply with, perform and fully satisfy all city, county, state and federal laws, statues ordinances, regulations, orders or requirements affecting his unit.
  7. No nuisance shall be permitted upon the Condominium property.
  8. No pets or other animals shall be permitted upon the Condominium property.  The board attempts to be lenient in this area, but requires that all dogs must be kept on a 6 foot or less leash at all times, dog owners must pick up after their dogs, and dogs shall not cause a nuisance to any unit owner.  Failure to comply will result in the board enforcing the no pet restriction against the offending owner.
  9. No aggressive pets will be allowed on the property.
  10. Do not allow pets to urinate on the west side of the road near units including unimproved units. Do not allow dogs to urinate on vehicles.
  11. The running of engines for longer than twenty minutes while the vessel is docked at the unit is not permitted.
  12. With the exception of approved propane grill cooking fires and UL listed and approved propane heaters, no open fires of any kind are allowed on-board vessels, within or upon individual units, or on or within the common elements or limited common elements of the Association.  This restriction on open fires includes, but is not limited to fires made from wood, charcoal, compressed pellets or other combustible solid materials, and includes fires on decks, sidewalks, walkways, roads or in the parking areas or any other area of Coco Plum Beach Yacht Club Condominium Association, Inc.  The Board of Directors also reserves the right to restrict or prohibit any propane grill cooking fire and/or propane heater if in the opinion of the majority of the board, the location, type, or use of such fire and/or heater could reasonably be judged to represent a potential fire hazard within the marina.  A violation of this rule will result in a verbal and/or written warning to the unit owner responsible for the violation (unit owners are responsible for the actions of their tenants), and if not immediately corrected, will result in legal action against the unit owner creating the violation.


Modifications of Units By Owners

  1. No owner shall make any structural addition or alteration to his unit without prior written consent of the Board of Directors.  This includes any electrical or mechanical modifications, construction of decks or curbing, erection of any permanent or semi-permanent awnings or coverings, or construction of fences.
  2. No fence will be approved unless it is four (4) feet or less in height.  No solid fences will be approved.
  3. Each Unit Owner shall be responsible for the cost of accessing any utility within the 5’ wide utility easement located between the road and the unit, should this easement or the Unit be obstructed in any manner, by fencing, plants, trees, curbs, stones, paving stones, concrete, or any other obstruction, whether or not the obstruction was caused by the then current Unit Owner, or by any previous Unit Owner. 


Sale or Lease of Units By Owner

  1. No sale, lease or transfer of a unit is permitted without written approval by the Board of Directors.  Owners must apply to the Board and receive written approval prior to finalizing the sale of their unit.
  2. A Fifty ($50.00) dollar transfer fee will be assessed against the seller of any unit.
  3. All new residents of the community are required to submit pertinent information and fee for a background check of all those potentially residing in or owning a unit.



  1. Sanitary hoses are to be used to pump waste from a boat’s waste tank.
  2. Sanitary hoses must be flushed upon completion of boat pumping.
  3. Buckets have been provided with each sanitary hose for hose flushing. Do not place or hang the sanitary hose in the canal for flushing. If unfamiliar with vacuum system see dock master for proper procedure.
  4. Sanitary hoses and the pump-out system are not be used to pump anything else.
  5. The Board will assess fines from $25 to $100 per violation of any of the above regulations after first providing verbal and/or written warning to offenders, and fines will be assessed weekly until the violation is corrected.  Fines will be assessed against owners whose tenants are found violating the rules.

Maintenance And Repairs of Units and Common Elements

  1. The owner of each unit is responsible for the maintenance of his unit to include all mechanical and electrical equipment and components located within or upon the unit.
  2. Each owner shall immediately correct any conditions which, if not corrected, would cause damage to another unit, vessel, or other property.
  3. The Association may likewise undertake any repairs needed for the maintenance of the units of for the uniformity of their physical appearance, regardless of whether such activity is carried on within the boundaries of any one or more units.
  4. All maintenance and repair to the common elements are the responsibility of the Board and shall be charged alike as common expenses unless such maintenance, repairs or replacements are necessitated by the negligence or misconduct of one or more individual owners in which case they will be responsible for the cost.


Parking Spaces and Number of Vehicles Allowed Per Unit

  1. Condominium documents allocate ONE parking space per unit (slip).  Assigned spaces are numbered with each unit number.  The Board of Directors has sole discretion as to how all other parking spaces may be used.  Currently all unassigned spaces are designated as GUEST parking spaces.  The Board reserves the right to change this designation per the documents, at any time.
  2. No owner or tenant may keep more than two vehicles on association property at any one time, one of which must be parked in the assigned space and the other parked in a Guest space.  Guest spaces are available on a first come, first served basis and shall not be reserved in any way for exclusive use by anyone.  This regulation does not imply that each unit is in any way entitled to two parking spaces, and specifically prohibits owners from “allowing” others to “use my 2nd space” in an effort to circumvent the regulation restricting the number of vehicles per unit to two.  This regulation does not apply to owners or tenants who occasionally require more than two spaces for the use of visiting guests, but it shall be entirely at the Board’s discretion as to what constitutes a legitimate guest and how long the guest vehicles will be permitted to remain on association property.  It is anticipated that guests shall be day visitors only with occasional overnight or weekend visits, but not on a long-term basis.  The Board reserves the right to tow unauthorized vehicles if deemed to be in violation of this regulation, but it will make an effort to notify the owner and allow the vehicle to be removed from association property before towing.  Any towing cost incurred will be billed to the unit owner whose vehicle, tenant’s vehicle, or guest’s vehicle created the violation.


General Parking Area Regulations

  1. No boats or boat trailers may be brought on to the common property of the Association, including but not limited to the road, assigned parking spaces, or guest parking spaces or any other element of the common property.  Exceptions:  Should a named storm be approaching the Keys such that Coco Plum Beach Yacht Club is ‘in the cone’ of probability (as published by NOAA) that the storm will come ashore within 96 hours, or with prior written board approval, boats and/or boat trailers may be brought on to the common property for a short period of time (a few hours) specifically and solely for the purpose of loading the boat or trailer in preparation for evacuation.  Upon returning following evacuation for a named storm, boats and/or boat trailers may be brought on to the common property for a short period of time (a few hours) for the purpose of unloading the boat or trailer.  In no event may any boat or boat trailer be left overnight on the common property and no work may be done on any boat or boat trailer while it is on common property.  Any other exception to this regulation requires the express written permission of the Board of Directors prior to the boat and/or trailer being brought on to the common property. 
  2. No RV’s, campers, camper trailers, storage trailers, or any other type of trailer shall be parked overnight in any common area of the association without written permission from the board of directors.  RV’s and trailers of this type are permitted to be parked  in assigned parking places for a brief period of time (several hours) for the purpose of loading and unloading only.
  3. All vehicles parked in any common area of the association, including assigned parking spaces must have a current vehicle registration and valid vehicle license plate. 
  4. No vans, box vans or similar types of vehicles may be parked in any common area of the association, including in assigned parking spaces if the primary purpose of the vehicle is to provide a storage facility.  Only vehicles whose primary purpose is transportation are permitted.
  5. Contractors are not permitted to leave equipment on the common elements of the association without board approval, and any equipment brought on to association property must be required for active projects, and not for storage purposes.
  6. Working in the common area by residents of the association is permitted for short term projects provided the nature of the work does not create a danger or nuisance to others and does not risk environmental or other damage to association property or adjacent environmentally sensitive areas or damage association property. NO SPRAY PAINTING, NO CHANGING OIL, ETC. If in doubt, contact the dockmaster.
  7. The Board will assess fines from $25 to $100 per violation of any of the above regulations after first providing verbal and/or written warning to offenders, and fines will be assessed weekly until the violation is corrected.  Fines will be assessed against owners whose tenants are found violating the rules.


Storage Units and Dock Boxes Located On Common Property

  1. Only Rubbermaid® or equivalent (in color, construction and shape) plastic storage units are permitted on common property.  Any deviation from this type of storage unit must be approved in writing by the Board.  The Board will endeavor to consider all requests submitted in writing in a timely manner, however, failure of the Board to approve any such request will automatically mean the request is denied.
  2. A maximum of two storage units per condominium unit owned are permitted on common property and must be located entirely within the assigned parking space for each unit unless otherwise specifically authorized in writing by the Board of Directors.  No storage units may be placed in any parking spaces designated as Guest parking.
  3. Storage units located in designated parking spaces must be placed as far back from the east edge of the road surface as possible to permit owner or tenant vehicles to be parked in the space such that no portion of the vehicle overhangs or extends into the roadway.  Owners or tenants are NOT allowed to utilize their assigned parking space for storage units such that their vehicle will not fit in the space and then park their vehicles in Guest spaces.
  4. Without prior written board approval, nothing shall be stored in any portion of the common area, including assigned parking spaces, that is not entirely placed within an approved storage unit, such that the unit can be properly closed as designed.
  5. With prior board approval, decorating or plantings in guest spot common areas is encouraged.
  6. Bicycles in good working order to be placed upright and adjacent to your storage unit.
  7. Sheds must be kept in good repair.
  8. The Board will assess fines from $25 to $100 per violation of these regulations after first providing verbal and/or written warning to offenders.  Fines will be assessed weekly until the violation is corrected.  All fines will be assessed against the owners when the violator is a tenant of the owner.


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