SPANISH GRANT BEACH
The Spanish Grant Beach Homeowner's Association is dedicated to setting
regulations and policies in order to maintain a consistently safe
and enjoyable community. The S.G.B.H.O.A. maintains and improves the
amenities of Spanish Grant Beach and coordinates with the City of Galveston
for all services and public works. The board consists of five members
and standing committees as needed. Currently there are the Shoreline
Committee, the Architectural committee and the Beautification Committee.
Board meetings are open to the public. The Spanish Grant Beach Homeowners' Association is a separate entity from Spanish Grant on the Bay. This includes a separate Board, Committee, Deed restrictions, and By-Laws.
Spanish Grant Beach’s security officer, Lt. David Torres patrols
the subdivision at different times of the day and night. He can
be reached on his cell phone at 409-795-1997. He may also be reached in his office at 409-765-3609. If there is an emergency
please call 911 first, and then call Lt. Torres. It will also be
helpful to call the Galveston Police Department at 409-765-3702
to report an incident. This is important as the Galveston Police
Department assigns the number of police officers to a section of
the city based on the call volumes. Currently the West End of Galveston
has (2) officers assigned. We would like to see that number increased.
If the incident includes a rental house, call the Galveston Association
of Rental Managers (GARM) first. Their phone number is 409-682-3603.
If backup is needed they will contact the Galveston Police Department.
Lt. Torres provides the Board of Directors a monthly security report.
The Spanish Grant Beach Board of Directors is committed to enforcing
deed restrictions. Please be considerate of others in the neighborhood
by keeping your property in good condition and pleasing in appearance.
We all have a lot invested in our homes, and it is our duty to the
community to adhere to the deed restrictions and city ordinances.
Should you require more help please go to www.cityofgalveston.org
for contact information.
Restrictions & By-Laws
Reservations and Restrictions of SGB, Section 11
Reservations and Restrictions of SGB, Section 12
Articles of Incorporation of SGB Civic Association
Management Certificate SGB Civic Association
Resolutions Establishing Building Height Rules in SGB, Sections 11 and 12
First Amendment to Reservations & Restrictions of SGB , Sections 11 and 12
SGBHOA Guidelines & Regulations
SGB Policy Regarding Records Retention
SGB Resolution and Guidelines Regarding Regulations of Flag Display
SGB Regulations of Composting, Rain Barrels, Harvesting Devices, and Irrigation Systems
SGB Regulations of Display of Religious Items
SGB Fencing Guidelines
SGB Regulations of Roofing Materials
SGB Regulations of Solar Energy Devices
SGB Secretary's Certificate of Adoption of Resolution
Rules & Regulations for Residential Properties
new construction requires approval. New home construction
as well as additions,
fences to present homes will require a stamped city permit. Construction
for the project must
also be submitted to the Spanish Grant Beach architectural committee
approval before construction
can begin. To contact the architectural committee please send
email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
construction and remodeling requires City of Galveston Permits. The City of Galveston requires permits for all new construction AND remodeling.
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City of Galveston Building Permit Application
City of Galveston Building Permit Checklist
• All fences, including
repairs/replacements require a City permit.
structures must maintain the required front, side and rear yard
setbacks from the property
line. Spanish Grant setbacks are different from city setbacks
and will override
to deed restrictions for your lot and section).
construction south of FM 3005 requires
a Beachfront Construction Certificate.
but is not limited to, new structures,
additions, dune walkovers,
driveways/slabs and sand fences.
• Spanish Grant
Beach is within the City of Galveston; all Galveston City ordinances
• Spanish Grant
Beach streets are city streets; motor vehicles, including motor
cycles, motor scooters,
three-wheelers, and golf carts must comply to City of Galveston
• Driving a
motor vehicle on the beach is prohibited at Spanish Grant Beach
by City of Galveston.
• There is
a leash law for dogs.
• The beach
on the Gulf side is alcohol free. (Galveston City Ordinance 93-45).
• Golf carts used on any public roadway in the far west
end of Galveston must
be register as slow moving motor vehicles as prescribed by law.
• The driver
of the golf cart must be a licensed driver.
• In addition,
golf carts are subject to the same prohibitions as regular motor
vehicles with regard to areas
on the beach where motor vehicles are not allowed. The only exception
made to this is in
of a certified handicapped person using the golf cart as a motorized
mobility device to access those
areas of the beaches.
June through November is hurricane season.
• August and
September are usually the busiest months for hurricane activity
• Make a checklist
of things to be done to secure your home and property if evacuation
• Know where
you’re going and the route to take if evacuation is necessary.
• Have on
hand the materials to secure your home if you do not have storm
• Keep automobiles
filled with gas during the storm season.
• Check your
insurance policies. Update if necessary.
When a Storm is in the Gulf
• Store supplies
of drinking water and foods that do not need to be cooked.
important papers and items of value you want to take with you when
• Secure boats.
Move outdoor furniture and equipment inside.
• Obtain plastic
to cover furniture indoors.
• Take supply
of needed medications with you when evacuating.
• Get a fresh
supply of batteries for radios and flashlights.
• Obtain City
of Galveston decals from City Hall for your vehicles -
decals are required for
re-entry at the causeway.
• Make arrangements
for your pets. Do not leave your pets alone or uncared for in your
wait until evacuation is necessary to board up and secure your home.
radio, weather stations and TV reports. KEEP INFORMED.
who plan to trailer boats out SHOULD DO SO EARLY to help alleviate
traffic jams at
ramps and during evacuation.
When Evacuation is Necessary
• The Mayor
will declare a State of Emergency.
• Before leaving
Clean out refrigerators and freezers. Spoiled food odors can ruin
Fill your bathtub or other containers with an emergency supply of
Turn off water heaters and unplug all appliances.
Shut off the water to your house.
Turn off your electricity at the breaker box and main disconnect,
if you have one.
Shut off the gas to your house at the meter.
When You Return
to monitor radio, weather stations and TV reports. KEEP INFORMED.
• Proof of
residency/property ownership and your City of Galveston decal will
be required for
(A lease agreement, a utility bill showing your Galveston address,
etc. may prove helpful.) SECURITY
WILL BE TIGHT. This is for the protection of you and your property.
• Your Council,
City Hall staff and Police will return to the City as soon as possible.
• Check for
information signs and directions as you return.
• DO NOT DRINK
THE WATER UNTIL YOU ARE NOTIFIED THAT IT IS SAFE.
• Be alert
for danger from snakes, rats, broken glass, nails, etc.
• For security
reasons, a curfew will be in effect at night and will be enforced.
• An information
booth will be set up at City Hall.
extreme caution to prevent fires. A limited water supply could make
Emergency Operation Center
The City of Galveston Emergency Operation Center may be reached
at 409-797-3710. The EOC is available to give information in the
event of a disaster or emergency in our area. In the event that
an evacuation is ordered or an emergency situation exists in our
area, the EOC will implement the FIRST CALL policy. Residents will
be called by the EOC automated phone system to notify of instructions
to evacuate, etc.... Only Galveston numbers will be dialed. If you
have an unlisted telephone number, you are encouraged to call the
Galveston County EOC at 281-309-5002 to request a form to register
your telephone number. This information will be input into the FIRST