Governing Documents

Bylaws, Rules & Regulations

The Hidden Valley Lake Property Owners Association (HVL POA) Bylaws, Rules and Regulations (Bylaws) contain a wealth of information. This document details how we govern ourselves as an un-incorporated community within the State of Indiana. The goal is to ensure the safety and comfort of HVL residents and to safeguard property values and quality of life.

These rules are the product of ongoing collaboration between committees and the Board. To add a rule or change an existing rule requires a reading at each of two consecutive open Board of Directors meetings, with the final vote at the second meeting. All Federal, State of Indiana and Dearborn County laws apply within Hidden Valley Lake unless modified by the POA.

We encourage residents to develop a strong sense of community involvement by participating in committees, clubs, events and activities. Our website is designed to provide information residents need to know. Subscribe to Keep In Touch for email alerts and notifications, find the latest community news and calendars, and read the Echoes.

We request that all HVL POA members, their family members and guests cooperate in understanding and adhering to the rules. It is the duty of the community manager, deputies and other employees to enforce the Bylaws. Violations may result in citations, assessments, and potential liens on personal property, although members have the right to appeal.

The Administrative General Information part of the Bylaws describes the POA and how it operates. The policies, procedures and practices described in this part are not enforceable as rules, but reflect current practices and are guidelines on how to conduct POA business. The Board may change these administrative polices without a vote as circumstances warrant.

Before You Build, Landscape, or Improve Your Property  —  Click here and Read the Bylaws

Well-designed property improvements and maintenance are always welcome in Hidden Valley Lake. But before you drive the first nail, shovel the first dirt or open the first paint can, be aware that property improvements within HVL are governed by the HVL POA Bylaws.

To avoid problems, you should review and understand these regulations before you begin planning your project. Before You Build, Landscape or Improve Your Property is a quick summary of what types of property improvement and maintenance are governed by the POA Bylaws. It outlines what you need to do to make sure your improvement plans meet these regulations.

The Builder’s and Contractor’s Guide details specific HVL POA guidelines that apply to contractors, builders, landscapers and painters. We highly recommend that both you and your contractor review this document before beginning to build.

For any questions, please contact the POA Office for assistance.

Other Governing Documents

Articles of Incorporation
Community Master Plan (CMP)
Restrictions, Conditions, Covenants & Agreements
HVL POA Operations Manual

POA Bylaws (Updated 5/13/24)
Revised Bylaws 2023 – Architecture
Revised Bylaws 2023 – Judicial Panel
Revised Bylaws 2023 – Future Planning

Land Use Plan (draft) (modified 4/1/21)
Land Use High Resolution Map (4/1/21)
Amenities Survey Results (4/4/19)                                                                                                        Revised Election Procedures  (Safety, Security and Elections, 2022)                                                Nomination Form for Board of Directors, 2022

Hidden Valley Lake Pool

POA members may enjoy open swim, swim lessons and pool parties at the Hidden Valley Lake Pool. The complex includes tennis and basketball courts, a covered picnic shelter with 8 tables, electricity and a grill, a playground, ample parking and bicycle racks. Residents must present a valid HVL ID card for each family member, which will be scanned for entry. See the Residents page to learn how to obtain ID cards. A drivers license is not acceptable ID for pool entry.

Contact Us

Pool Manager – Nora Humphrey
Pool Phone: 812-537-1707
Swim team: contact HVL Swim or visit the HVL Gators Swim Team website.
2021 HVL Swim Lesson Registration Form

        Seasonal Pool/Beach Pass (click here)

HVL Team Email:
HVL Team Website: 

A few reminders:

  • EVERYONE needs to have an HVL issued ID card in order to come into the pool and the beach.
  • The pool is open from 4 to 8PM (weekdays) and noon to 8PM (weekends)
  • There is NO alcohol permitted in the pool.
  • There is NO glass permitted at the beach.
  • In order to reserve the pool for a party, you must email the pool manager, Nora Humphrey (
  • Swim Lessons will take place in July. (The form can be found in the Swim Lesson portion of this page.)
  • There will be a Lap Swim everyday from 11:00-Noon (12pm).

Please know that we will do everything as best as we can to make sure that everyone is safe.  

HVL Pool Events Calendar (below)
Facebook page (“Like” us)
Bulletin Board at the pool

Here are a few reminders for the summer since some things have changed:

  • Please remember to bring your HVL ID to both the pool and the beach.
    • If you need a new one, you can go to the POA Office to receive it.
    • 6 free guests per household are added to your ID card! (These only last for one summer)
  • If you rent the upper beach shelter any time between May 29th-September 6th, you can receive your 25 wristbands for your guests from the lifeguards at the beach.
  • You may only reserve 2 tables for a party at the bottom beach shelter and these are first come first serve. 
  • Guest fees for the pool – $5.00
  • Guest fees for beach: – $5.00
  • Season Nanny Pool/Beach Pass  $50.00
  • Season Grandchild Pool/Beach Pass  $50.00
  • *All guests must be with an HVL resident.
  • Lap Swim will be back this year!
    • Lap Swim begins on May 31st and is from 10:00-12:00pm.
  • If you would like to reserve the pool for a private pool party, please email Nora at
  • There is NO alcohol permitted at the pool & NO glass permitted on the beach.
  • Pool Hours: 12:00pm-8:00pm (unless otherwise specified)
  • Beach Hours with Lifeguard on Duty: 12:00pm-6:00pm

The pool will be cleaned at the end of every day. We want to make everyone’s experience enjoyable as well as safe. The biggest danger at a pool or beach is drowning, so please remember to keep an eye on your children. The lifeguards see your child about every 10 seconds and a drowning can happen quickly and silently. All of the lifeguards are American Red Cross Certified and do their absolute best to keep everyone in the pool safe. Overall, we want to make sure that everyone is safe and having a great time. Let’s make this summer a great one!      

Interesting in renting the pool for a private party?

HVL Residents in good standing may rent the pool from 8:00pm – 10:00pm for a private party , birthdays, family gathering or team parties. There is a Facility & Staffing Fee charged which depends on the number of lifeguards required. The number of staff will depend on the size of your party; there is a minimum of 2 guards per party required. These parties are first come, first serve.

Swim Party  $200.00                                                                                                                        Swim Party – over 75 people   $250.00

To complete a Pool Reservation form, click here 

For more information or to schedule a party contact Nora Humphrey, Pool Manager at

*Must have an email confirming the pool party date in order to reserve the pool. The date is not secured until the paperwork is turned in with payment. It may either be turned into the POA office or the pool.

Forms available on the website

View the Pool Safety Rules & Guidelines.

Pool Facilities

5200 sq. ft. Olympic-size pool with 4’ handicap ramp
195,00 gallons of water
Graduated depth 1.9′ to 8′
2 springboards
Fenced zero-depth entry wading pool for children 48″ or under
784 gallons of water; maximum depth 1.1′
Trained and certified lifeguards
Pool house with restroom, private changing areas and heated showers
Full-service concession stand with picnic tables
Lounge chairs on pool deck
Handicap accessible
Free Wi-Fi

Now is the best time to sign up for Automatic Monthly Dues Payments

  • Pay your January 2024 dues in full by 1/31/2024.
  • Fill out the form to begin monthly payments toward your July 2024 dues on the 15th of each month beginning February 15th.

Sign up forms need to be received by February 7th, 2024.

Email to, send by mail, place in the secure drop box, or bring into the POA office.

Example of a monthly payment:  If your semi-annual dues are $563.50 your monthly automatic payments will be $ 93.92 each month.