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Owner/Guest Rules & Responsibilities


(Adopted September 16, 2000)

The Board of Directors has developed these rules to ensure that all who come here may fully enjoy their stay without having it marred by the inconsiderate actions of a few. Flagrant disregard of the House Rules may be cause for eviction.

These House Rules are adopted under the provisions of Maryland Annotated Code, Real Property Article, Section 11-111 and are in accordance with Article V, Section 1(d), Page 6 and Article XI, Section 2(n), page 16 of High Point North Condominium (HPN) By-Laws, dated September 13, 1986. They supplement Article XI, Obligations of Owners, pages 14-16, and apply to owners and guests, including renters. Copies of the By-Laws are available to all owners in the HPN Office (Mezzanine level).


Call 911 for Police, Ambulance, or Fire Emergencies. The non-emergency number for the Ocean City Police and Fire Department is (410) 723-6610. The non-emergency number for the Ocean City Fire Department is 410-289-4346. In case of fire, do not use the elevators. Use the stairways at either end of the building.


No more than two parking spaces are allowed per HPN unit unless authorized by the building manager. Do not park in the reserved parking spaces unless you are authorized to do so. Boats, jet skis, trailers, RVs, and other oversized vehicles are not permitted in any of the parking areas.


Maryland law forbids smoking in all public areas of the building. This includes balconies due to the Maryland Clean Air Act. Smokers will be required to smoke in the designated smoking area inside or located in the parking lot rather than on their balconies if complaints are received. The smoking rules apply to cigarettes, cigars, pipes, vaping, e-cigarettes, marijuana and any other matter or substance that contains tobacco.

Do not sweep, shake or otherwise dispose of anything from the balconies.

Do not drape towels, blankets, bathing suits, or other articles of clothing on the railings of balconies or walkways.


Renters or guests are not allowed to bring pets into the building or onto HPN property. All owner's dogs must be registered with our HPNC Pet Committee. Please obey Ocean City's leash laws.


Ocean City ordinances forbid smoking in all public areas of the building. NO SMOKING RULES APPLY TO CIGARETTES, CIGARS, PIPES, VAPING, E-CIGARETTES, MARIJUANA AND ANY OTHER MATTER OR SUBSTANCE THAT CONTAINS TOBACCO.  This also applies to the sundeck, balconies and gated swimming pool area.


Children may not play on the elevators or in the parking areas, the walkways, under the building, or in the lobbies. Skateboarding, rollerblading and scooters are not allowed on HPN property, including the parking areas, decks, sidewalks and walkways (both inside and outside the building).


During the Summer Season (Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day weekend), if you are locked out of your unit before 3:00 p.m., the maintenance staff may be available to let you in with proper identification. There will be a $40.00 charge if the building manager is needed to provided such service when off duty.


Return luggage carts to the cart area of the lobby immediately after use. Do not keep luggage carts in your unit beyond the time it takes to unload.


Mopeds or any other similar motorized vehicles are not allowed inside the condominium building. Bicycles, mopeds or motorcycles may be stored and locked under the pool deck by the recycle containers or by the new bicycle rack by the lobby. Please do not be park any bicycles, mopeds or motorcycles in the lobbies or on the walkways and sidewalks.


Unreasonable noise will not be tolerated. Keep the volume on radios, TVs and other electronic devices at a reasonable level at all times so as not to disturb the people around you. Boisterous parties, unreasonable noise or loudness are a cause for eviction.


Occupancy should not exceed 4 persons in mezzanine units, 6 in one bedroom units, and 10 in two bedroom units (excluding infants under the age of 2)


During non-occupancy periods, owners should turn the main water valve off located above the refrigerator, turn off the hot water heater breaker located in the Bayside bedroom closet and maintain heat at a 40 degree minimum. All items must be removed from the Oceanside decks.


Barbecuing and any other type of open-fire cooking is not allowed in any multi-family building (by order of the Ocean City and Maryland State Fire Marshal).


The Town of Ocean City does not provide recycling pickup service. 


Keep off the grass, out of the parking lot dividers and fenced-in dune areas.


For safety purposes HPN management must have the right of entry into individual condominium units in case of any emergencies originating in or threatening a unit or common property, whether the owner is present at the time or not. Accordingly, management must be provided with a key to any replacement door locks that have been installed.


The swimming pool is open from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. daily for adults only. Swimming is at your own risk, there will be no lifeguard on duty. No diving is permitted at the pool. The regular hours for all of our guests are 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.. Children under 14 years of age and those who cannot swim should be accompanied by an adult at all times. Forbidden in the pool are animals, children in diapers, cut-offs, and rafts and other flotation devices (except for those that are worn on the body). Glass containers are not allowed in the pool areas. All beverages must be contained in plastic or metal containers.

Running, shouting, ball playing, or the tossing of frisbees and similar items are not allowed anywhere on the pool deck area. Showers are available at pool side for the removal of sand and suntan lotions and should be used before entering the pool. Lounge chairs cannot be reserved.


The trash chute for the Mezzanine owners and guests is located on the 1st Floor between the E and F units. All other numbered Floors (# 1 thru # 13) your trash chute is located in the same location on your Floor between the E and F units. Place only bagged trash in this chute. Please use the chute between 7 p.m. and 9 a.m. All large items must be carried to the trash room located in the middle of the building on the ground floor before 3pm daily.