REGISTRATION PROCESS

Please read and understand the ABI registration process and required documents needed to process your request. ABI lot fees are deed-mandated and must be current before Renter/Boarders can register and before any optional amenity passes (vehicle parking passes, ramp access passes, watercraft storage passes) can be ordered

NOTE: NO REFUNDS/CREDITS WILL BE ISSUED. OVERPAYMENTS WILL BE APPLIED AS A DONATION.

ABI REGISTRATION IS EASY

3 Easy Steps:

*Lot Owner Pays Annual Deed-Mandated Lot Fee(s) - Invoiced via Email or USPS in October

1) Lot Owner & Dependents (21 years of age or younger) Beach Pass Order - [HERE]

2) Renter/Boarder Registration (Over 21 years of age) - [HERE]

3) Amenity Order Form (Vehicle Parking; Ramp Access; Dinghy/Watercraft Storage Passes) - [HERE]

please read for important information

BE AWARE that some forms on this website for the 2023 registration process are disabled until the 2023 registration process begins in October. If you need to process your 2022 registration and amenity orders, please [CLICK HERE]. Remember to log into your account to see processing options.

REGISTRATION PROCESS & DOCUMENT REQUIREMENTS

GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS

  1. All qualifying Lot Owners will receive an annual invoice for the deed-mandated lot fee(s). All lot fees must be paid prior to ordering beach passes and amenities (vehicle parking, boat ramp access, dinghy dock storage, and watercraft rack storage passes).

  2. After Lot Fees are paid and the account is current, Lot Owners may complete the Beach Pass Order Form to obtain beach passes for a spouse not listed on the property deed, and dependents between the ages of twelve (12) and twenty-one (21). Any adult living in the owner's home over the age of twenty-one (21) MUST complete the Renter/Boarder Registration Form, but can only do so after the Lot Owner account is current.

  3. Lot Owner accounts that are paid and current are eligible to purchase vehicle parking passes, boat ramp access passes, dinghy dock storage passes, and watercraft storage rack passes by using the Amenity Order Form.

REQUIRED INFORMATION FOR DEEDED PROPERTY/LOT OWNERS

  • Full owner name(s), mailing address, contact phone number(s) and e-mail address(es) to be used for official ABI correspondence and inquires only.

  • Mailing address whereby ABI correspondence will be mailed.

  • Spouse not listed on the property deed must provide Proof of Residency (POR) in the form of a marriage certificate.

REQUIRED INFORMATION FOR RENTERS/BOARDERS

  • A Renter is defined as an individual renting a property that is not owner-occupied.

  • A Boarder is defined as an adult aged twenty-one (21) or older living at a property that is owner occupied.

  • Renter/Boarder full name(s), Arden address, contact phone number(s) and email address(es) of all renters over the age of twenty-one (21) on the current lease or boarders over the age of twenty-one (21) residing with the property owner to be used for official ABI correspondence and inquiries only.

  • Renter/Boarder beach passes may be requested for adult renters/boarders and their respective dependents. A copy of two (2) of the following documents listing the renter/boarder name(s) and the Arden address must be provided to ABI in order for renter(s)/boarder(s) to receive ABI beach passes and amenities: current lease, Maryland State issued driver’s license or identification card, Maryland change of address certificate, or official correspondence such as a pay stub, utility bill, bank statement, etc. There is a $25 annual fee per adult over the age of twenty-one (21) for renter/boarder beach passes, plus additional annual payment for optional amenities ordered.

  • Deeded property owners must be current with annual ABI lot fees in order for a renter/boarder to receive ABI beach passes and amenities.

BEACH PASS ISSUANCE REQUIREMENTS

  • All owners appearing on the deed are required to follow and adhere to BEACH RULES, and agrees to take responsibility for and to ensure those rules are understood by any dependents and authorized guests thereof.

  • Dependent passes are issued according as follows:

  1. Under twelve years (12) of age - no pass is issued or required.

  2. Twelve (12) to twenty-one (21) years of age - a pass is issued but no Proof of Residency (POR) is required.

  3. Over twenty-one (21) years of age - a pass is issued and POR is required. Acceptable forms of POR include a copy of a Maryland State issued driver’s license or identification card listing the individual's name and Arden address, official correspondence such as a pay stub, utility bill, or bank statement listing the individual's name and Arden address.

  • Renters/Boarders may receive beach passes once the requirements of POR have been met and the $25 annual fee per renter/boarder has been paid.

  • Each beach pass provides for up to and no more than four (4) authorized guests at any given time. Beach pass holders are responsible for all guest conduct.

AMENITY PASS ISSUANCE REQUIREMENTS

VEHICLE PARKING PASSES:

  • A vehicle parking pass is required to park at any ABI private property, includes beaches and ramps and is valid for the respective calendar year.

  • Vehicle parking pass requests require the following documentation before passes can be issued: current vehicle registration in the name of the Arden resident listing the Arden address. Expired vehicle registrations will not be accepted. If required documentation is not provided, passes will not be issued. NO REFUNDS/CREDITS will be issued. Overpayment will be applied as an ABI donation.

  • Passes must be affixed/adhered to the driver’s side lower windshield and are not transferrable between vehicles. Unaffixed/adhered passes are subject to confiscation and may result in suspension of privileges.

  • Vehicles without parking passes or improperly displayed passes are subject to towing at the owner's expense.

  • Vehicle parking passes are assessed $10 annual fee per pass valid for that respective calendar year.

RAMP ACCESS PASSES:

  • A ramp access pass is required for any use of an ABI boat ramp, and is valid for the respective calendar year.

  • Ramp access passes require the following documentation before passes can be issued: current trailer registration OR boat title OR current boat registration in the name of the Arden resident displaying the Arden address. If required documentation is not provided, passes will not be issued. NO REFUNDS/CREDITS will be issued. Overpayment will be applied as an ABI donation.

  • Ramp access passes must be displayed on the trailer mast/winch on the driver’s (left/port) side.

  • Unaffixed/adhered passes are subject to confiscation and may result in suspension of privileges.

  • Trailers without ramp access passes or improperly displayed passes are subject to towing at the owner's expense.

  • Ramp access passes are assessed a $75 annual fee for the first pass, plus an additional $25 annual fee for a second pass valid for that respective calendar year.

DINGHY STORAGE PASSES:

  • A dinghy storage pass is required for permanent docking of a dinghy at Ramp 4 and is valid for the respective calendar year.

  • Dinghy storage passes require the following documentation before passes can be issued: vessel description (make/model if available) and color, along with a photo. If required documentation is not provided, passes will not be issued. NO REFUNDS/CREDITS will be issued. Overpayment will be applied as an ABI donation.

  • Dinghy storage passes are for ABI authorized residents only and must be displayed on the dinghy hull.

  • Dinghy storage passes are assessed an annual $25 fee valid for that respective calendar year.

  • Dinghy must be maintained and adequately secured by the respective owner at the Ramp 4 dock. Dinghy not maintained and adequately secured is subject to removal and pass revocation.

WATERCRAFT STORAGE PASSES:

  • A watercraft (kayak, paddleboard, canoe) pass is required for storage on racks located at Beaches 1, 2, 4 & 5, and is valid for the respective calendar year.

  • Passes must be adhered to the hull and visible.

  • Each watercraft pass is assessed a $25 fee valid for that respective calendar year.

  • Each renter is assigned to a specific slot# on the rack and must use that assigned slot for their rental.

  • Renters will be asked to double-up watercraft in each slot to allow space for others.

  • Any watercraft utilizing the storage racks without a valid permit will be removed and face possible forfeiture.

REQUIRED PAYMENTS AND FEES

  • Required payments and optional fees are listed on the ABI website. See FEE SCHEDULE for information.

  • Late Fee – A $10 late fee is charged for every year that the mandatory lot fee is received after March 1st of the respective registration year.

  • Collection Fee – An additional $20 is charged annually at the end of each year when the mandatory lot fee is not paid in the year of assessment.

  • Returned Check Fee – A $25 fee will be added for all returned checks.

  • All fees will be added to the mandatory lot fee total and invoiced annually.

  • Delinquent properties are subject to property lien and additional legal/collection fees.

OVERPAYMENTS

  • Any overpayment will be applied as a donation to ABI's general fund. NO REFUNDS/CREDITS will be issued.

ACKNOWLEDGMENT

• Acknowledgment of and agreement to adhere to all BEACH RULES and understanding of overall responsibility for the conduct of Dependents and Authorized Guests is required by all Lot Owners, Renters, and Boarders.

ALL OWNER LOT FEES MUST BE CURRENT BEFORE ARDEN RENTERS/BOARDERS REGISTRATION CAN BE PROCESSED

To ABI's General Fund to help support property maintenance and operational efforts in additional to ABI's Capital Improvement Program projects required to ensure the integrity of Arden's private beach properties and safe use by all.