Top 10 Do’s & Don’ts of Drafting Community Association Rules and Regulations

Writing Community Association rules and regulations can seem like a daunting task. Here is a list of 10 Do’s and Don’ts to help you when drafting your community association rules:

 Make the rules logical and reasonable.

 Make the rules illogical and unreasonable.

Make the rules sensible, just and fair.

 Make the rules too severe, excessive and overly broad.

Be specific, consistent and legal.

 Be vague, inconsistent and illegal.

 Be consistent and harmonious with governing documents.

 Exceed the scope of authority granted by the governing documents.

 Eliminate discriminatory provisions.

 Discriminate against protected classes.

 Communicate with all property owners.

 Eliminate communication with the property owners.

 Create reporting and response and enforcement procedures.

 Limit reporting, response or enforcement provisions.

 Encourage the use of informal and formal notices.

Limit the use of notices.

 Incorporate a fair and impartial hearing process.

Discourage fair and impartial hearings or fundamental fairness processes.

 Implement consequences and remedies provisions.

Fail to define the consequences and remedies of enforcement.


With any additional questions please contact David Hellmuth at [email protected] or (952) 746 – 2107.