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Amelia Island Plantation property owners share in a special development process designed to harmoniously blend residential/resort uses and amenities with the spectacular natural environment of Amelia Island. This process started in the early 1970s when the Sea Pines Company of Hilton Head, South Carolina, purchased the south end of Amelia Island. The Master Planning Process for what has become Amelia Island Plantation focused on designing in harmony with nature.

To support the implementation of the Master Plan, development standards were incorporated into a Declaration of Covenants and Restrictions for the community. The Covenants and Restrictions were recorded against the land and bind all owners to its enforcement.

Additionally, the Covenants and Restrictions established an architectural control process to review and approve all new construction, additions and alterations to existing structures, and other changes to the natural environment. The AIP Architectural Review Board (ARB) was established to implement this process.

What is the role of the ARB?

The Amelia Island Plantation Architectural Review Board (ARB) was established to ensure that all construction within AIP complies with our design philosophy that constructed elements must be expressed in forms, colors and textures that blend and complement our natural setting. Appropriate designs are ones that are treated as carefully planned additions to the natural setting. These designs should also embrace the site and become “one” with it. Members of the ARB are appointed at the discretion of  the Amelia Island Plantation Community Association (AIPCA).

What work needs ARB approval?

If you are contemplating any work that alters the appearance of the exterior of your property — including the landscape — you must apply for review and prior approval from the ARB.

This includes:

  • All tree removal
  • All new exterior construction, renovations, and site improvements
  • Application of any exterior finishes, including stain, paint, stucco, and roofing
  • Addition of any significant site features, such as decorative ponds, lighting, fountains, patios, terraces, decks, and swimming pools
  • All major re-landscaping
  • All driveway paving, whether new or a replacement of an existing driveway
  • All activities that affect the natural environment.

Be aware tree removals also must be approved in advance by Nassau County in addition to the ARB. Contact treeinfo@nassaucountyfl.com for more information.

How do I start the process?

Contact the ARB Administrator before you begin any work.

9 am to 4 pm Monday-Friday

5542 Suite 400, Fernandina Beach FL 32034

(904) 491-9850 x111 | arb@aipca.net

Find full information about the ARB, including applications, at www.aip-arb.com.