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Home Owners Association (HOAs) and Codes, Covenants and Restrictions (CC&Rs)

When you move into a neighborhood with Codes, Covenants and Restrictions (CC&R's) you agree to comply with the regulations as adopted. CC&R's represent a civil contract between the property owner, other property owners, and the Home Owners Association (HOA) and are legally binding on the participants. Violation of CC&R's can be penalized and fined as set out in the legal section of the regulations. A copy of the CC&Rs should be provided to a home buyer by the mortgage company with the title deed. The city does not maintain or monitor CC&R's. CC&R's are civil in nature and as such are not enforced by the City of San Dimas. CC&Rs may be more restrictive that City laws; however, cannot allow something prohibited by City codes.

It is the responsibility of the property owner, not the city, to be aware of any CC&R's when contemplating a room addition, exterior remodel, or other exterior changes to their home. There are many HOAs in San Dimas that have CC&Rs requiring HOA approval of design before submittal to the City. In those instances, the City will require the HOA approval signature and/or stamp of approval on all plans submitted for plan check. Depending upon the HOA, there may be specific design standards in the CC&Rs, such as architectural style, height, setbacks, materials, colors, landscaping, etc.


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