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09/24/14
Rules & Regulations

Holmes Beach Regulations

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The Holmes Beach Police Department offers these reminders and tips to vacation rental guests in order to “be a good neighbor while visiting Holmes Beach” and to make sure you are not a victim of vehicle theft or break-ins: Noise curfew is from 10:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m. Noise means any sound in quantities which interferes with the enjoyment of life or property, including outdoor recreation, honking of horns, whistles,...

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09/24/14
Rules & Regulations

Bradenton Beach Regulations

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Coastal Cottages AMI wants to make sure that once its guests arrive on Anna Maria Island that their vacation is as pleasant as possible. By familiarizing one’s self with some of the most commonly neglected regulations by visitors to the island — specifically, Bradenton Beach — one’s stay would definitely start out on the right foot . . . even if it is in flip-flops! The Bradenton Beach Commission shares...

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09/24/14
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Anna Maria Regulations

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Coastal Cottages AMI wants to make sure that once you arrive on Anna Maria Island that your vacation is as pleasant as possible. One way to do that is to remind you that you are vacationing in a residential city and NOT all your neighbors are on vacation, so we encourage you to use common courtesy and respect for those around you. The city of Anna Maria has many rules...

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09/23/14
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Parking Regulations

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Probably the most common problem on the island is parking. Because of this, parking regulations are strictly enforced. Keep in mind parking violation citations may be issued for a variety of reasons, including but not limited to: Parking on a sidewalk Parking on a crosswalk or within 20 feet of a crosswalk; within 30 feet of a stop sign; within 30 feet of an intersection; or within 15 feet of fire...

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09/23/14
Rules & Regulations

Pelican Protection

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Fishing is an important part of the Florida lifestyle as well as its economy. Unfortunately, on occassion, this leisure-time activity can lead to problems for birds and other wildlife such as sea turtles and manatees. According to Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) biologists, monofilament fishing line and fishing hooks can entangle these animals, leading to injury and even death. The brown pelican is one species that is especially...

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09/22/14
Rules & Regulations

Fishing Regulations

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Out-of-state fishing and hunting licenses are not valid in the state of Florida, including on Anna Maria Island. Even if it’s a one-time deal, non-residents who are 16 years of age or older are required to have a Florida freshwater fishing or saltwater fishing license and permit IF they attempt to take fish. Even if you cast a line or catch and release you need a license. A saltwater fishing...

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09/19/14
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Beach Rules

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Rules and regulations for the Anna Maria Island beaches are governed by Florida State Law, the code of ordinances of Manatee County plus the additions and modifications within the island’s three cities — Anna Maria, Holmes Beach and Bradenton Beach. Beaches are ‘parks’ for the purposes of applicable codes and enforcement of rules. Alleys and paths to the beaches are included as “entryways”. We know you want to enjoy the...

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09/18/14
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Shellfish Regulations

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Did you know sea shells are living animals that play a big role in keep sea water clean with their own filtering system? According to the Marine Fisheries Commission rule, no more than two of any species of live, non-edible, shellfish can be taken from Manatee County waters. The following regulations apply to live shells. To tell if a shellfish is alive, look for a creature inside of the shell....

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09/18/14
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Sea Turtle Protection

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There are actually five species of sea turtle that live on AMI, with the most common being the Loggerhead (pictured). Sea turtles are protected by both the Federal Endangered Species Act and the Florida Marine Protection Act and because of that there are specific guidelines to know before heading out to the beach. Observe nesting turtles from a distance — from at least 100 feet. Do not disturb sea turtles, hatchlings or...

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