Neighborhood Information

Montecito Information Guide

A booklet has been developed for residents to provide a quick offline resource for important information for those residing in Montecito. This is a publication of the Montecito Community Development District in collaboration with the three homeowners associations within Montecito.

Each residence should have one (1) copy of the the booklet. If you don't have a copy for your residence, you can stop by the Montecito Amenity Center Office and sign for a copy.

You can also access the booklet at anytime online.

Vehicle Entrance Gates

Montecito has two traffic entrance gates, one off of South Patrick Drive and the primary gate off of Shearwater Parkway.

To ensure a good flow of traffic, at certain times of the day the gates are left open.

  • Shearwater gate stays open from 6am – 10 am and from 3pm – 7pm
  • S. Patrick gate stays open from 6am – 10am and from 3pm to 7pm

To open the Shearwater gate, you must pull up to the white, painted line before pressing the FOB button. Because the Shearwater entrance has the most traffic, the sensitivity is set to ensure the safety of all residents.

Additional gate transmitters are available for sale at the Amenity Center Office for $30.00 each.

Garbage, Recycling and Yard Waste Pick Up

Garbage is collected on Tuesday and Friday. Recycling and Yard Waste is collected on Monday. If Memorial Day, the Fourth of July, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving, and/or Christmas fall on a regularly schedule Waste Management day, residents will be serviced on the next scheduled collection day.

Recycling (Yellow Bin)
Yard Waste (Green Bin)

Garbage (Green Bin)

Garbage (Green Bin)

Please have bins out prior to 7:00 a.m. Place cart opposite side of driveway from the mailbox (single family homeowners only) with opening facing the street. Do not mix garbage and garden waste, please bag and tie all waste. All garbage must be placed in the cart for collection.


Plastic bottles and containers. Recycle plastic objects shaped like a bottle, jug or tub (such as water bottles, food containers, dish soap, laundry detergent and shampoo). Lightly rinse. Leave caps and pumps on.

Cardboard. Milk and juice cartons, paper towel and toilet tissue rolls, food boxes and flattened cardboard boxes.

Aluminum, steel and tin cans. Includes clean aluminum foil and food pans.

Glass bottles and jars.

Paper. Newspapers, magazines, catalogs, paperback books, office paper, junk mail, envelopes, telephone books and paper bags.


Plastic bags, straws, thin plastic "clamshells" such as strawberry containers, scrap metal, greasy pizza boxes, oven cookware, drinking glasses, ceramics, rope, clothing, hangers, Christmas lights, paper towels, prescription bottles.

Also, do not bag recyclables: Plant workers are instructed to grab and discard bags as they scoot by on the conveyor belt.

More information can be found at: Brevard County Solid Waste Management Website.

Townhome Mailboxes

For residents living in townhomes, there are 3 sets of mail kiosks located throughout the townhome section (Redondo Drive, Ventura Drive, and Montecito Drive). At each kiosk stations there for 4 or more mailbox piers. Within each pier are numbered mailboxes. The post office has assigned your address a specific mailbox. Neither the Homeowner's Association or the Montecito CDD have access or control over assignment, lost keys or broken locks. If you lost your key or are a new resident without a key, you would need to contact the Satellite Beach Post Office and request a replacement lock (they don't have replacement keys either) and pay any necessary fees to have the locked changed. The only responsibilities that the HOA has in regards to mailbox kiosks is for cleanliness and routine maintenance/painting of a pier.

Yard Debris

Refrain from putting yard waste on any part of the community’s grass. If yard waste cannot fit into your green-lid recycle container, please place it on the curb in front of the grass or on your driveway next to your recycling bin. Yard waste is picked up on Monday’s only.

  • Tree limbs and palm fronds must be cut in a four-foot (4) length.
  • Tree limbs shall not be more than 12" in diameter.
  • Trimmings, leaves, pine needles, shrubs must be in a container.
  • Piles exceeding six (6) cubic yards (equals two (2) standard pickup truck loads) requires bulk garden waste - claw truck service.

More information can be found at: Brevard County Solid Waste Management Website.

HOA Violation Letters

Communities that enforce their rules (covenants, conditions, and restrictions) are more likely to maintain their value and are more desirable to potential buyers. Courtesy notification and/or violation letters are written to residents and/or owners by the community association manager based on complaints and/or reports from the Violation Committee or other community residents. Only the Townhome HOA and the Single-Family HOA have violation policies. 

Members of the Violation Committee perform regular community inspections of the physical appearance and condition of each homeowner’s property. 

The Community Association Manager from Leland Management follows-up on complaints and violations and maintenance issues received from residents, association members, or the CDD Board. 

The Community Association Manager sends letters to the homeowner when a violation is observed and verified by the Board. The first is a courtesy letter/reminder, which is followed by warning letters, if necessary. If a resident/owner is noncompliant in correcting violations, fines may be levied followed by legal action (placement of a lien on the property). 

Please contact Leland Management with any questions regarding a violation letter received or to report an HOA violation.

On Street Parking

Residents are prohibited for parking on the street at anytime.

Guests are explicitly prohibited for any parking on the streets between the hours of 11pm and 6am. Guests should obtain other valid parking alternatives such as parking pads around the townhome community or available parking at the Montecito Amenity Center.

The Montecito CDD Board, not the HOA, enforces parking rules in Montecito, more details can be found in the Montecito CDD Amended Parking and Towing Rules document.  The rules allow for one warning; further violations by the same vehicle may result in towing at the owner’s expense. In addition, policy violations could result in the issuing of warning stickers, revoking of amenity privileges, and/or the towing of vehicles at the owner’s expense.

Also please read the Parking & Towing FAQs posted. 


There are six named lakes within the District. No swimming, wading or boating is allowed in the lakes at any time. Fish is allowed, learn more

Irrigation & Landscaping

The current contracted landscaping company is with Paradise Landscape. In addition, Irrigation Insights is additional vendor contracted to monitor the irrigation system and report issues to the landscaper for correction.

There are multiple landscaping contracts within Montecito.

  • The first contract is with the CDD for district-owned properties. Paradise Landscaping mows lawns, cuts bushes, trims limbs up to 12ft, treats with pesticides, and appropriately uses fertilizer for all common areas, including the strip of land between the street and the homeowners’ driveways. They are also charged with repairs and maintenance on the master irrigation system.
  • The second contract is with the Townhome HOA. Paradise mows lawns, cuts bushes, trims limbs up to 12ft, treats with pesticides, and appropriately uses fertilizer for the front and backyard. They are also charged with maintaining the sprinklers in the front and backyards.
  • The third contract is with the Single Family HOA. Paradise mows the lawns, treats with pesticides, and appropriately uses fertilizer.

View your home's irrigation schedule on the Irrigation Map. Also check out Irrigation FAQs for more information.

Example CDD Landscaping and Irrigation Map Areas shaded in blue are the areas under the CDD landscaping and irrigation contract. All other grassy areas are under the HOA landscaping and irrigation contract.