U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Real Estate
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Old Today, 11:17 AM
2,751 posts, read 2,824,413 times
Reputation: 3195


Originally Posted by johngolf View Post

The association docs override municipal rules but not the opposite. Municipality rules say 6 ft fences. Association docs say 8 ft fences. Municipality wins. There is a hierarchy with laws higher than association docs.

Same with on street parking. Docs say no. Municipality says yes. Docs win.

Not neccesarily true. If the docs violate state or municipl law they do not take precidence. They can be more restrictive on some things like fence heights. They can be more restrictive on sheds, paint colors, etc. But approval from the HOA cannot allow you to violate municipal laws like building setbacks. For example a property owner built a shed 2 feet from his property line because he got permission from the HOA to build it 'and they didn't specify any setback'. However the town requires a building permit (which he didn't get) and has a minimum setback (which is part of the approval process). The owner felt that since he had HOA approval he didn't need town approval

As far as on street parking - that can be very iffy. It depends partially on who owns and maintains the street, who is parking on the street. The details matter and can vary from jurisdiction to jurisdiction. It works best if the HOA and the municipality work together on issues like that.
Quick reply to this message


Quick Reply
Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Real Estate
Similar Threads
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6.

2005-2018, Advameg, Inc.

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top