Home Owner Associations are typically non-profit corporations registered with the State and managed by a duly elected Board of Trustees. The purpose of the Association is to maintain all common areas and to govern the community in accordance with the provision of the legal documents: declaration of covenants, bylaws, and articles of incorporation.

Legal Documents

Articles of Incorporation

Articles of Incorporation include the general terms necessary to form a corporation under state law. They include basic items such as the name, nature of organization, term of existence, membership and management.

Covenants, Conditions and Restrictions (CC&R)

The CC&R details each owners property rights and the conditions on use of their property, and their rights and obligations to the association.

Association Bylaws

Bylaws are guidelines for the operation of the HOA. They define the duties of the Board of Trustees and the principal office of the Association, as well as other specific items that are necessary to run the Association as a business.