Question: If the restrictive covenants of a H.O.A. in Florida allow for “traditional” household pets to be kept (dogs, for instance)-
provided that they are not kept for commercial purposes—does the Association Board of Directors have the authority to adopt rules limiting the NUMBER of dogs kept on a particular property? –Answer: If the governing documents specify that there is a limit on the number of dogs that can be kept on a particular lot then the answer to your question is yes. If the Board has the authority to pass accompanying rules to existing restrictions like your community’s pet restriction then they can further expand on the restriction to limit the number of pets in addition to the types of pets.