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Annual Dues Information

 

Dues and Assessments

Annual homeowner dues are $360 for all homeowners in Fairhill and Springlake subdivisions, and are due on January 31 of each year.

Dues invoices will be emailed to homeowners around January 1 of each year (to those who have previously provided email addresses). For all others, hard copies will be mailed at this time.

  1. The dues are assessed to fund the necessary expenses incurred to maintain our community. These expenses include, but are not limited to, the following:
  2. Liability insurance on all common areas
  3. Recreational Complex Center Maintenance
  4. Lake Cleaning and Maintenance
  5. Electricity for Lake Foundations, Pavilion Lighting, Water for Landscaping
  6. Lawn Care and Upkeep in Common Areas
  7. Seasonal Landscaping
  8. Web site Development and Upkeep
  9. General Community Developments and Expenses
  10. Representative and accounting function


Payment Schedule and Due Dates

In order to avoid late fees, please remit payment according to the following annual schedule:
Due by January 31: a minimum of half of the annual dues ($180.) You are welcome to pay your dues in full at this point as well.
Due by July 31: any remaining balances on your account, including any assessments of late fees.

Payment Options

Homeowners have several options for paying your dues:

Online - preferred method

Effective July 1, 2016, the only way to pay your dues online is to follow the "Pay Now" link in the email you received containing your dues invoice. If you need your invoice emailed to you again, send a request to bbhbilling@yahoo.com.

Check

Please make checks out to Bluebonnet Highlands HOA and mail to the following address:

Bluebonnet Highlands Homeowner's Association, Inc.
PO Box 82986
Baton Rouge, LA 70884

Note: Homeowners may also drop checks off in our Association drop-box. It is located outside the front door of the recreation center building located on the Fairhill side of the neighborhood, along Bluebonnet.

Late Fees, Liens, Collections, etc.

Over the past three years our Association has maintained an outstanding 90-92% collection rate on its dues. This has contributed to our neighborhood's success and growth. Thank you!

To be fair to the 90-92% of homeowners who pay their dues regularly, we will follow the following guidelines in regards to delinquent accounts: Late Fees
Late fees will be assessed on balances in excess of $180 at January 31 of each year. 

Additional late fees will be assessed on any remaining balance at July 31 of each year.

Lien Fees A lien will be filed with the Baton Rouge Clerk of Court's office once a delinquent balance reaches $500. All costs incurred by the Association associated with the lien will be added to the delinquent homeowner's account.

The lien will prohibit a homeowner from selling or refinancing his/her home until the obligation to the Association is satisfied. The lien will be cancelled upon receipt of full payment.

Collection In the event a filed lien is unsuccessful in collecting the outstanding balance due, the Association will take appropriate legal action to collect any outstanding balances. If suit is filed against a homeowner, any attorney fees incurred by the Association will be billed to the delinquent homeowner.

NSF Fees For any check or automatic draft returned as non-sufficient funds, the homeowner will incur an additional $25 fee.

Excerpt from Deed Restrictions

"6.6 Each member is obligated to pay to the Association annual and special assessments which are secured by a continuing lien upon the property against which the assessment is made. Any assessments which are not paid when due shall be delinquent. If the assessment is not paid within thirty (30) days after the due date, the assessment shall bear a late charge penalty from the date of delinquency at the rate of Twenty Percent (20%) per month until paid, and the association may bring a personal action at law against the Owner who is personally obligated to pay the same and/or foreclose the lien against the property, interest, cost, and reasonable attorney's fees (of not less than $750) and/or collection agency fees (of not less than $100.00). Effective January 1, 1999, all member (homeowner) dues and fees shall be paid on an annual or semi-annual basis. Payment dates shall be January 1st and July 1st as each calendar year. Invoices may or may not be sent to each member however, the failure to receive an invoice for dues does not relieve the member (homeowner) from the obligation to pay their dues timely. Delinquent amounts will be turned over to an attorney and/or collection agency for collection. No owner may waive or otherwise escape liability for the assessments provided for herein by non-use of the Common Area or abandonment of his Lot."