Skippers' Cove is a Deed Restricted Community. Every home within
Skippers' Cove was originally titled with 6 Deed Restrictions. The same 6 Deed
Restrictions apply today just as they did in the 1960s when the land was
originally sold to the homeowner. The restrictions do not need to be written in your current title because of the laws known as 'Chain of Title'. Your title is bound by the chain of title laws going all the way back to the original title of skippers' cove.
the original restrictions were written in
the 1960s. all residents of Skippers' Cove are
automatically approved for membership.
1.Property owners are required to be members of the Skippers' Cove Beach Club (a property owners' association, and shall be bound by the rules & regulations adopted by the members of said club. No sale, resale or rental of any residential property shall be made to any person who is not approved for membership. The club house and bathing in the Skippers' Cove Development are for the exclusive use of the members of said Beach Club.
2. The use of the property shall be exclusively for residential purposes
NOTE: Township Ordinances are even more restrictive and do not allow businesses to be operated from a home zoned for residential use which includes all of
Skippers' Cove. This Deed Restriction prevents anyone from installing a business
sign or using their residence as a commercial place of business. Township Ordinances apply.
3. No signs or other means of advertising shall be erected on any lot or
structure without the written permission of the Skippers' Cove Beach Club, Inc.
This activity is also regulated by the Township ordinances and
they do allow for some signage such as Real Estate For Sale signs (on the
property only) and other signage by permit only. The intent of the Deed
Restriction is to prevent billboards and unsightly signage that negatively
impacts our residential community.
4. Where applicable, no wharf or dock shall be erected in any lagoon a distance
greater than six (6) feet, and no mooring piling shall be erected a distance
greater than twenty (20) feet from the shore line of the lot
NOTE: This is a restriction that has been superseded by both the NJ Tidelands
Commission and the NJ Dept of Environmental Protection. In no case shall a Deed Restriction be considered relief from a Federal, State or Local law and therefore this Deed Restriction is superseded and not enforced by the Skippers' Cove Beach Club, Inc.
5. In any lagoon no boat may be docked so that it extends more than twenty (20)
feet into the lagoon from the shore line
NOTE: Many lagoons are only 75 ft wide and some are 100 ft. This Deed Restriction
was originally designed to protect the navigable waterways. Township Ordinances
are now even more restrictive so this is a Deed Restriction that exists but is
dormant for Skippers' Cove Beach Club, Inc enforcement purposes.
6. No structure may be erected within thirty (30) feet of the lagoon property
line, if any,
NOTE: This is more commonly known as a 'set back' and is regulated by Township
Ordinance as well as the the Skippers' Cove Beach Club, Inc. Violators must deal
with the Township Code Enforcement Officer. The Skippers' Cove Beach Club, Inc
provides no relief against this Deed Restriction.