Background of the Community Association

As a Sun City Center resident, you’re a voting member of the Community Association that owns and operates our many buildings and recreational facilities.  Community Association directors are unpaid volunteers, elected by the members who can and do voice their ideas and opinions at regular monthly board meetings.  Members have access to all the facilities and amenities, for a remarkably low cost. You’ll find that our yearly dues are about the same as the monthly dues in some other Florida age-restricted communities.

Sun City Center began as a development community by the Del Webb Corporation in 1962. As the community grew in size and activity, management of community facilities became a significant burden for the developer. In October 1986, the developer and a group of residents from the community established the Sun City Center Community Association (CA) as an independent, not-for-profit corporation to serve the residents of Sun City Center. Specific facilities owned by the developer were identified and transferred to the CA to be operated and maintained independently for the benefit of its members.

The Articles of Incorporation and the Bylaws of the corporation pertaining to the 1986 transaction are printed in the Membership Directory. The Community differs from other communities in the local area because property and facilities (except for golf courses) are owned and operated by the CA rather than by a developer. Annual dues are collected by the CA to finance the operation and maintenance of all facilities.

As specified in the “restrictive covenants” of the CA, at least one occupant of each dwelling unit must be fifty-five years of age or older and that no one under eighteen years of age may live in a dwelling unit for more than thirty days each year. The Community is a qualified age-restricted community meeting all Federal Statutes required to maintain this status.

The CA is managed and operated by a volunteer, nine-member Board of Directors, by professional management and staff, and by volunteers serving on committees.

Many neighborhoods within the Community have property owner associations with their own restrictive covenants pertaining to the property within those neighborhoods. Sellers are legally required to reveal all restrictions and covenants to buyers.