Community Information

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Collection Days

Garbage PickupTuesday & Friday
Recycle PickupTuesday
Yard Waste PickupWednesday

Important numbers

Emergency911
North River Fire Dept.941 721-6700
Nuisance Alligatorhttp://myfwc.com
866 392-4286
Street Light Outage
Peace River Electric*800 282-3824
Florida Power & Light*800 375-2434
Manatee Utilities941 792-8811 x4876
Report a Pothole for Repair941 747-4357
Ellenton Post Office (2605 72nd Ave E)941 729-6459
Manatee County Citizens Action Line941 747-4357 or
941 742-5800

Additional Manatee County info – click here at their website.


Group and Club Meetings

  • Join the men of Covered Bridge Estates on the 2nd Wednesday of each month at Popi’s in Ellenton at 8:30am for breakfast.

Family Events
(NOTE: Volunteers required for any of these events to be held.)

  • Holiday Drop-In Party December 8, 2018 (tentative)

These events are a great way to meet your neighbors and get connected. If you are interested in organizing one of these events or you have an idea for a community event that you would like to sponsor, please contact us at webmaster@cbecai.com with your name, phone number or email address, and a summary of what you would like to do.  If approved, we will advertise your event here and on the home page.


Upcoming Community Garage/Yard Sales

  • Saturday March 3, 2018
  • Saturday November 3, 2018

HOA Documents

TitleAmendment(s)Recording Information
Declaration of Covenants, Conditions, and Restrictions for Covered Bridge EstatesRecorded in the Public Records of Manatee County, Florida on January 7, 1999 in O.R. Book 1580, beginning at Page 5799
Amendment addressing numerous issuesRecorded in the Public Records of Manatee County, Florida on April 12, 2000 in O.R. Book 1631, beginning at Page 664
Supplemental Declaration Number 2 addressing numerous issuesRecorded in the Public Records of Manatee County, Florida on April 12, 2000 in O.R. Book 1631, beginning at Page 670
Amendment addressing the builder’s limited responsibility for assessmentsRecorded in the Public Records of Manatee County, Florida on May 30, 2002 in O.R. Book 1749, beginning at Page 4069
Amendment addressing tree removal and installation, easement areas and exterior lightingRecorded in the Public Records of Manatee County, Florida on January 26, 2004 in O.R. Book 1897, beginning at Page 1898
Amendment addressing the contributions to working capitalRecorded in the Public Records of Manatee County, Florida on March 13, 2006 in O.R. Book 2108, beginning at Page 5372
Amendment to Supplemental Declaration addressing numerous topicsRecorded in the Public Records of Manatee County, Florida on September 20, 2011 in O.R. Book 2392, beginning at Page 4370
Amendment addressing the restrictions to transfer and rental of unitsRecorded in the Public Records of Manatee County, Florida on May 8, 2013 in O.R. Book 2473, beginning at Page 3538
Amendment restricting leasing until home has been owned for 24 months for new purchasersRecorded in the Public Records of Manatee County, Florida on March 22, 2018 in O.R. Book 2719, beginning at Page 4220
By-Laws of Covered Bridge Estates Community Association, Inc.Recorded in the Public Records of Manatee County, Florida on January 7, 1999 in O.R. Book 1580, beginning at Page 5880
Articles of Incorporation of Covered Bridge Estates Community Association, Inc.Filed with the Secretary of State on June 5, 1998
Covered Bridge Estates Community Association Policies, Procedures and Guidelines for the New Construction and Modifications CommitteesUpdated December 16, 2015
Fining Structure Article V Maintenance of UnitsAdopted 2012
Use Restrictions
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Parking Regulationsn/a