Terms of Service

River Bluff Estates, L.L.C.
PO Box 610 • Fort Pierre, SD 57501 • Jerry Phone: 605-280-2320 • Susan Phone: 605-280-6791

Effective Date: 01/30/24

Welcome to River Bluff Estates. We appreciate having you as a Resident and thank you in advance for helping make River Bluff Estates a great place to live. These Rules and Regulations will help improve your property value and help to make this community a clean, safe, family friendly neighborhood. We ask your full cooperation in complying with and helping River Bluff Estates, L.L.C. enforce these Rules and Regulations for the benefit of all Residents. Your compliance with these Rules and Regulations allows River Bluff Estates, L.L.C. to operate within Fort Pierre’s requirements. Failure to follow these guidelines will result in a forfeited lot deposit.

1. Definitions:

2. Rent: Rent is due on the first of every month. If rent is paid after 5 PM (CT) on the 10TH of the month, a late fee of $25.00 will be charged. Thereafter, the penalty will be $1 per day for each month rent is late until rent is paid in full. Payment will be applied to the late charges first, other charges second and the remainder, to the unpaid rent. If rent is not paid in full, late fees will continue to build each day until all late fees, other charges and rent are paid in full. If rent is paid later than 5 PM (CT) on the 10TH of the month, agreements must be made with River Bluff Estates, L.L.C. All rents, late fees, and other charges due must be paid in full before moving a Home out of River Bluff Estates, L.L.C.

River Bluff Estates, L.L.C. will charge a fifty-dollar ($50) fee for any check from a Resident that is returned by a bank for non-payment. Resident may choose to electronically pay rent, mail rent to PO Box 610, Ft. Pierre, SD 57532 or deposit your payment in the drop box located at 102 Telegraph Trail.

3. Eviction Procedures: If River Bluff Estates, L.L.C. chooses to not renew your Lease Agreement or terminate your Lease Agreement for cause because you have failed to make one or more timely Rental Payments or breached another material term of your Lease (including these Rules), River Bluff Estates, L.L.C. has established the procedures and timelines set forth below with respect to the termination and, if necessary, eviction process.

4. Deposit: Before a Lot is reserved, all Residents moving into River Bluff Estates, L.L.C. will deposit an amount equal to their first month’s rent with River Bluff Estates, L.L.C. The deposit will be refunded within two weeks after when we receive a forwarding address and when the Resident has vacated the Lot, and if applicable when the Resident’s Home is sold or moved. Your deposit will be retained from any Resident if there are repair bills, back rent, or penalties charged against the Resident or if the Resident occupies a Lot for a period of 6 months or less. To vacate the premises, a written 30-day notice is required by the first of the month prior to the Resident moving out. Failure to comply will result in the Resident having to pay rent until the end of the month.

5. Registration: River Bluff Estates requires any person who desires to become a Resident or Occupant of River Bluff Estates to complete an application and pay a sixty-dollar ($60) application fee for each adult Resident or Occupant. The application fee pays for the applicant’s credit and criminal background check. Each Resident must disclose all Occupants of each Home. Residents as of May of 2013 are grandfathered in and are not subject to the application, credit, and criminal background check.

6. Guests: Guests are welcome. Residents are responsible for informing and ensuring their Guests abide by these Rules and Regulations. If any adult person comes to live with a Resident, the Resident shall have the adult person comply with above-described registration requirements. Overnight Guests who stay over for two weeks or more in a given calendar year must register and pay the sixty-dollar ($60) application fee.

7. Resident and Public Safety: Resident safety and public safety are very important to River Bluff Estates, L.L.C.

8. Conduct and Public Laws: Each Resident is responsible for their conduct and that of any other Occupants or their Guests.

9. Recreational Facilities: River Bluff Estates, L.L.C. provides a basketball court that is available for use by Residents at no additional charge. Guests of Residents are welcome if accompanied by a Resident. Use of the recreational facilities by Residents or their Guests will be at the Risk of the Resident.

10. Maintenance of Homes, Garage and Storage Shed: Residents are responsible for keeping their Home, accessary structures, attachments, or additions in good repair, attractively maintained, and in compliance with River Bluff Estates, L.L.C. and all applicable laws, ordinances, and regulations of the City of Fort Pierre and the State of South Dakota.

11. Maintenance of Lot: Residents are to maintain the Lot in a neat, clean, healthy, and safe condition.

12. Vehicles, Trailers, Boats or Recreational Vehicles: Residents must follow the following regulations regarding vehicles, trailers, boats, or recreational vehicles. Violations are considered a violation of your Lease Agreement and may be subject to fines. Parking on the grass is strictly prohibited:

13. Mailboxes: Each Resident may have an individual mailbox that is located in between the storage sheds. If a Resident wants a mailbox, the Resident must pay a mailbox key deposit of five dollars ($5). A key will be issued by River Bluff Estates, L.L.C. that will only work on the Resident’s mailbox. If the mailbox key is lost, the Resident will be charged a five-dollar ($5) replacement fee. Newspaper delivery mailboxes are allowed at a Resident’s curb.

14. Insurance and Indemnity: Residents shall be responsible for maintaining adequate insurance to cover the loss of Home and contents, including unattached structures and any tangible and intangible personal property owned by or belonging to Resident. Residents are also responsible for obtaining and maintaining liability insurance. Resident covenants and agrees to indemnify, hold harmless and reimburse River Bluff Estates, L.L.C. from all losses, costs, attorney fees or damages that may occur from Residents use or occupancy of such property. River Bluff Estates, L.L.C. is not responsible for loss due to fire, theft, or accident on real estate or improvements thereon of River Bluff Estates, L.L.C.

15. Sublet and Assignment of Lease: Residents will not sublet or assign the lease. Each new Resident must apply and be approved by River Bluff Estates, L.L.C. Rental of Homes is not permitted. All Homes must be owner occupied.

16. Sale of Homes: All Residents must comply with these Rules and Regulations when selling their Home.

17. Livestock and Poultry: No animals, livestock or poultry of any kind shall be raised, bred, or kept on any Lot, except for dogs, cats or other domestic household pets may be kept, provided that they are not kept, bred or maintained for any commercial purpose.

18. Pets: All Residents residing at River Bluff Estates, L.L.C. as of January 1, 2015, will abide by the pet rules and regulations described below:

19. Amendment of Rules and Regulations or Lease: River Bluff Estates, L.L.C. has full authority to amend the Rules and Regulations or lease at any time upon thirty (30) days written notice to a Resident.

20. Solicitation: Peddling, soliciting, or distribution of any type of product or service without the written consent of River Bluff Estates, L.L.C. is prohibited. Please report unauthorized solicitations to the Site Manager.

21. Redelivery of Premises, Holdover and Default: Resident shall pay the rent and all sums required to be paid by the Resident under the lease agreement in the amounts, at the times, and in the manner provided in this lease agreement, and shall keep and perform all the terms and conditions on its part to be kept and performed. At the termination of the lease agreement, Resident shall peaceably and quietly quit and surrender the premises to River Bluff Estates, L.L.C. in good order and condition subject to the provision of the lease agreement. The parties agree that any holding over by Resident under the Lease Agreement, without River Bluff Estates, L.L.C.’s written consent, shall be a tenancy at will, which may be terminated by River Bluff Estates, L.L.C. on three (3) days’ notice in writing thereof. In the event of the non-performance by Resident of any of the rules and regulations of River Bluff Estates, L.L.C. undertaken in the lease agreement, this lease agreement may be terminated at River Bluff Estates, L.L.C.’s option. River Bluff Estates, L.L.C. shall provide Resident written notice of the act or omission which constitutes non-performance. Resident shall have three (3) days to comply with this agreement or vacate the premises.

22. Non-waiver: Failure by River Bluff Estates, L.L.C. to enforce any rule or regulation shall in no event be deemed a waiver of the right to do so at a later time.

23. Severability: Invalidation of any one of these rules or regulations by judgment or court order shall in no way affect any of the other provisions, which shall remain in full force and affect.

Texting Policy Information:

1. We will send text messages reminding tenants of payment due dates, event reminders, and will respond to tenant text messages with the phone number provided to River Bluff Estates and Storage via our contact page and tenant portal  We will not sell your data to any third party.

2. You can cancel the SMS service at any time. Just text “STOP” to the short code. After you send the SMS message “STOP” to us, we will send you an SMS message to confirm that you have been unsubscribed. After this, you will no longer receive SMS messages from us. If you want to join again, just sign up as you did the first time and we will start sending SMS messages to you again.

3. If you are experiencing issues with the messaging program you can reply with the keyword HELP for more assistance, or you can get help directly at this address or use the information on our contact page.

River Bluff Estates
PO Box 610
Ft. Pierre, SD 57532

4. Carriers are not liable for delayed or undelivered messages.

5. As always, message and data rates may apply for any messages sent to you from us and to us from you. You will receive approximately 2-3 texts per month. If you have any questions about your text plan or data plan, it is best to contact your wireless provider.

6. If you have any questions regarding privacy, please read our privacy policy.