The Declaration of CC&Rs is the legal document that lays out the guidelines for a planned community such as a Homeowners Association Organization (HOA). The CC&Rs are recorded in the county records in the county where the property is located and are legally binding. This means that when you purchase a lot or a home in a planned community, for example, you automatically become a member of the HOA.
Basically, the CC&Rs are the rules of your neighborhood. They govern what you can, cannot, or must do with respect to your home. For example, the CC&Rs may require you to keep your garage door closed or prohibit certain types of landscaping. It is also typical for the CC&Rs to regulate things such as:
- basketball hoops
- TV antennas/satellite dishes, and
- garbage cans.
If you don’t abide by the CC&Rs, the HOA may impose penalties for any violations.
Click the link below to view the current HCOA CC&Rs document.