HOMEOWNERS' ASSOCIATION INFORMATION
The information provided by HOPB is for educational purposes only and it's not meant to provide or to be construed as legal advice. Any legal questions, should be directed to your attorney. We cannot respond to questions regarding the law.
HOA LAWS AND REGULATIONS
Direct link to: Texas Constitution and Statutes
Texas Property Code (TPC) - List of all Titles under the Property Code
List of laws governing homeowners’ associations in Texas.
Condominium Act - TPC, Title 7, Chapter 81 - This chapter governs only condominiums created before January 1, 1994
Uniform Condominium Act - TPC, Title 7, Chapter 82 - This chapter applies to all commercial, industrial, residential, and other types of condominiums in this state for which the declaration is recorded on or after January 1, 1994.
Construction and Enforcement of Restrictive Covenants - Title 11, Chapter 202 - This chapter governs all restrictive covenants regardless of the date of which they were created.
Powers of Property Owners' Association Relating to Restrictive Covenants in Certain Subdivisions - TPC, Title 11, Chapter 204, This chapter applies only to a residential real estate subdivision
Texas Residential Property Owners Protection Act - TPC, Title 11, Chapter 209 - This chapter applies only to a residential subdivision that is subject to restrictions or provisions in a declaration that authorize the property owners' association to collect regular or special assessments on all or a majority of the property in the subdivision.
Texas Nonprofit Corporation Act, Tex. Bus. Code, Chapter 22. Chapter 22 of the Texas Business Code governs non-profits with regard to corporate structure and procedure. Homeowners associations in Texas must be organized as non-profit corporations. Condominium associations in Texas may organize as either for-profit or nonprofit corporations.
Texas Cooperative Association Act, Tex. Bus. Org. Code, Chapter 251: The Texas Cooperative Association Act recognizes and provides a legal framework relating to general purpose cooperative associations in Texas
GOVERNMENT AGENCIES & RESOURCES
Texas Government Portal - Search for government information by topic and agency.
The Attorney General of Texas - The office of the attorney general plays an important role in protecting the state's citizens.
Texas Secretary of State - Information on elections, businesses, licensing, and securities.
HOA Search - Enter the name of your community or subdivision to find contact information for your association, board members, or association’s management company.
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) - Is the federal agency “responsible for national policy and programs that address America's housing needs, that improve and develop the Nation's communities, and enforce fair housing laws.”
Texas Department of Agriculture - The agency provides leadership on food, agriculture, natural resources, and related issues.
Texas Department of Housing & Community Affairs - The agency is responsible for enforcing the Fair Housing Act (FHA) which prevents housing discrimination based on “protected classes,” including race, color, religion, sex, familial status, and national origin. Homeowners facing discrimination can file a housing discrimination complaint online.
PRIVATE SECTOR RESOURCES
Database of State Incentives for Renewables & Efficiency - Find solar access policies and incentives