the validity of a response please contact the TVPOA for further information.***
Q: Do you have a list of Real Estate Agents in the area?
A: Please visit the Bastrop County Board of Realtors® website at: www.bcbor.org
Q. How do I get to Tahitian Village?
A. Tahitian Village is located in Bastrop, TX, about 30 miles east of Austin. The entrance is at the intersection of
Highway 71 and Loop 150.
Q: Is an area map available?
A: Yes! The Water District Office has maps of Tahitian Village. Just ask for one at the front desk. The Water District
Office is located at 106 Conference Drive. Or, find maps online HERE.
Q. I'm interested in buying a house and few lots in TV. Can you please tell me how many lots in total do you
have in TV and, of those, what percentage have homes?
A. We have 7,000 lots in Tahitian Village. There have been approximately 1,300 homes built in our subdivision.
Q: What is the status regarding the front entrance of Tahitian Village?
A: The Tahitian Village Property Owner’s Association (TVPOA) contacted the owner of the lot to the east of the
entrance. The owner was receptive to our request for signage, but explained there may be a delay of up to
several years before he can start building on this site. The current plan is to remove the pond and place an L-
shaped stone or brick sign at the corner. The front of the sign will note the store’s name while the side of the
sign will welcome visitors to Tahitian Village. Meanwhile, we have installed a small welcome sign.
Q: We are considering moving to Tahitian Village. What are the homeowner’s fees?
A: Currently, there are no homeowner’s fees; however, the Water District charges $72 per lot per year for road
maintenance. We do have tennis courts and a golf course with a fee to use them. Please contact the Golf Course
for package information, 512.303.6777, or visit their web site: http://www.pineforestgolfclub.com.
Q. Who owns the tennis courts in Tahitian Village, and what are the dues you have to pay to play?
A. John White owns the courts. Call 512.321.4123 for more information.
Q. Do you rent out a hall to have a wedding or do you have a place that one can be held?
A. The water district has a room available to rent. Call 512.321.1688.
Q. What is the status of the deed restriction revision?
A. Now that the Articles of Incorporation and Bylaws have been revised and approved, the TVPOA Board can, once
again, address the deed restrictions. Please contact the TVPOA at 512.321.1145 to let us know what you would like
to see added or removed from the current restrictions. Please keep in mind that, once completed, we will need
approval from 60% of the property owners, including those who live elsewhere.
Q. How can I obtain a restrictions deed for Tahitian Village? I am interested in buying land there but need to
know this first.
A. Get Deed Restrictions HERE.
Q. Are there outdoor burning guidelines or restrictions? Like campfire / outdoor fireplace.
A. Yes there are burning guidelines; Texas Commission on Environmental Quality has burning restrictions as does
the Bastrop County Health and Sanitation. Please check with the Fire Department before burning anything to
ensure that their is no burn ban and we ask also that you contact the TVPOA office to inform them that you are
planning on burning so that if calls are received from other residents there are not any concerns.
Q: Are fireworks such as fountains, fire crackers and other small fireworks that stay on the ground allowed in
TV as long as we are not under a burn ban?
A: Although the current deed restrictions do not address fireworks, it is very dangerous to use fireworks in
Tahitian Village. When the deed restrictions are updated this item will be addressed.
Q: I need to put in a culvert in Tahitian. Is a permit required or do I need to get the work approved first?
A: Recently adopted by the ACC and incorporated into the guidelines is this notice: For every construction that
may require a culvert permit, the builder or owner must request from the Water District a site observation. In
turn, the Water District will provide the builder or owner with a form notifying the county whether or not a
culvert permit is required. (If it is in the City, you will need to go to the City Planning Office.) This is to ensure
drainage is not obstructed in the subdivision. You should also contact SBC/ATT in the event there are
underground telephone lines in that area. On this note, we have discovered a number of residents have created
trenches to move water away from their homes. Please be aware that it is a violation of State Law to disturb or
create a different path for natural flowing water onto adjacent properties. Said Lee Weatherford, Public Works
Director for the City of Bastrop, “If you must divert water, please create a trench so that the water flows into the
designated drainage facilities (culvert) or onto your own property, not onto your neighbor’s land.”
Q. Are new or used portable storage or office buildings allowed?
A. Permits for all buildings (storage or otherwise) must be requested through Architectural Control Committee
(ACC) for approval. You can also retrieve this form on this website under the ACC heading.
Q: I was under the impression homes require two lots here in Tahitian to allow for the septic system. Is this
A: There was a time when the Health & Sanitation Department required two lots if there was a septic system being
installed. This was rescinded back to one lot if suitable soil is available to facilitate the septic system as
determined by the Bastrop County Health & Sanitation Dept. In Units 1, 2 & 4, sewer is available, but Units 3 & 5
are still septic only.
Q: Years ago, the water board decided to put in sewer lines with a promise of road repair once the lines were
laid. To date, the only road repair has been a few more bumps created by filling a few more holes. What is the
plan, and when can we expect a road worthy of a neighborhood such as Tahitian Village?
A: We sent your question to Karen Pinard, general manager of the Water District office. According to Karen, the
road funds and sewer funds must be kept separate per the statutes in the Texas Water Code. Roads are scheduled
and completed according to the Master Road Plan which was adopted by the Texas Legislature and House Bill 706
when the district became a road authority. This road authority was voted on by the residents of Tahitian Village in
a general election. Both the County and the City refused to make road improvements for the subdivision; therefore
the residents decided to pave them by using assessment fees. If the sewer line is placed along a paved road, then
that road will be rebuilt in the same condition as before, but unpaved roads will continue to be patched and
maintained until a paved road is scheduled per the Master Road Plan.
Q: I agree with the suggestion to charge new home builders an additional road fee that could be rolled into the
price of the new home and, in turn, used to get our roads up to standard. Does this need to be voted on or is
this a fee that the TVACC can add to their current requirements?
A: We asked Karen Pinard, general manager of the water district, to reply to your question. Said Karen, "The ACC
previously charged builders, gave the money to the road district, and we used that money for road repairs. They
tried several years ago to increase the fee and were threatened with a class action suit from one of the builders.
Further checking found that the water (road district) did not have the authority to request or implement any
other road fee outside of the $60 per lot per year given to us by the Texas Legislature. The only thing we can do
is make a builder pay for damages caused to one of our roads but that requires proof and many dollars in legal
fees. We would love to get help with any funds for road maintenance. If it were not for TVPOA right now, we
would not even have materials to repair pot holes. You can see what a problem this is for the subdivision."
Q: The accounts receivable showed a large balance of unpaid assessments, the large majority of which are well
over 10 years old and may be uncollectible. Have you looked at either writing them off or selling your interest
in them to a 3rd party at a fraction of face value? This would then clear up a situation that continues on.
A: We reinstate the liens every four years so that if the property is sold, we can then collect the past due
amounts. We are also considering a mass billing in an effort to collect these unpaid assessments.
Q. What is a member in "good standing"?
A. Every person or entity who is the owner of any lot in TAHITIAN VILLAGE and also has record title of such lot shall
be a member of the Association. For the purposes of determining membership, such ownership will be deemed to
have vested upon delivery of a duly executed deed or contract for deed and recorded in the deed records of
Bastrop County, Texas.
No member shall be entitled to vote on any matter before the Association unless current in payment of charges
levied by the Association up to and including 1998.
Q. Is there any access to the Colorado River in Tahitian where you can go and walk along the river or fish off the
A. The Pines and Prairies Land Trust has opened a park area on the river with hiking trails.
Q. Who do we contact for a new street sign? Ours first was damaged and then stolen.
A. Call the Bastrop County Sign Shop at 512.549.5169.
Q. When does the Tahitian Village Property Owner’s Association (TVPOA) meet?
A. We meet every third Tuesday at 7:00 pm in the Water District Building. Please join us!
Have a question about Tahitian Village? Here
is a compilation of the most frequently
asked questions we have received. If the
answer to your question is not included,
please feel free to send your question, along
with your email address. Mari McDonald, our
TVPOA Association Manager, will send you a
personal reply via email, keeping your email
address confidential. We respond to each
question as quickly as possible.
she may need to contact members of the
TVPOA Board, the Architectural Control
Committee (ACC), Water District staff,
County offices or the City of Bastrop.
Thank you for your interest in Tahitian Village!