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Community Association Rules Hierarchies


clip_image001_003Ever wonder about the hierarchy of the "rules" governing your community association? Federal and State Law supersede all other statutes and legal documents. Civil Codes supersede the recorded Declaration (CC&Rs) of the common interest development and so on...

Believe it or not, but some statistics indicate that more Civil Codes (specifically in reference to common interest developments) have been passed in the last five years than since the turn of the century.

Consequently, the CC&Rs and other association legal documents are no longer the "law of the land." For complete and legal association governance, board members and managers must also reference the appropriate statutes and laws.

Community Association Rules Hierarchy

  • Federal and State laws
  • California Civil Codes
  • Covenants, Conditions and Restrictions (CCRs)
  • Bylaws
  • Articles of Incorporation
  • Rules and Regulations
  • Architectural Guidelines