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: Virginia Law
Virginia Fair Housing Law - This law protects people from housing discrimination based on race, sex, pregnancy, disability, nationality, religion, color or familial status. This law applies to all associations and property managers in the state of Virginia. For more information or to file a housing discrimination complaint please visit the Virginia Department of Occupational and Regulation. Visit the Federal Laws page for more laws applicable to common interest communities.
Virginia Nonstock Corporation Act (Title 13.1, Chapter 10)
Amended Statutes Impacting Common Interest Communities (Effective October 1, 2019)
Common Interest Communities (Title 54.1, Chapter 23.3)
Virginia Property Owners Association Act (Title 55.1, Chapter 18) - Applies to all developments subject to a declaration recorded after January 1, 1959.
Virginia Condominium Act (Title 55.1, Chapter 19) - Applies to all condominiums and horizontal property regimes established after July 1, 1974.
Virginia Horizontal Property Act (Title 55.1, Chapter 20) - Applies to condominium projects established before July 1, 1974.
Current Statutes Impacting Common Interest Communities
Horizontal Property Act - Code of Virginia, Title 55, Chapter 4.1 [Repealed Effective October 1, 2019]
Condominium Act - Code of Virginia, Title 55, Code 4.2 [Repealed Effective October 1, 2019]
Property Owners' Association Act - Code of Virginia, Title 55, Chapter 26 [Repealed Effective October 1, 2019]
Virginia Residential Property Disclosure Act - Code of Virginia, Title 55, Chapter 27 [Repealed Effective October 1, 2019]
Common Interest Community Management Information Fund - Code of Virginia, Title 55, Chapter 29 [Repealed Effective October 1, 2019]
Common Interest Community Ombudsman Regulations (May 1, 2017). This regulation requires that associations set rules for receiving and considering complaints from members and other citizens.
GOVERNMENT AGENCIES & RESOURCES
Virginia Government Portal - Search for government information by topic and agency.
Attorney General of Virginia - The office of the attorney general plays an important role in protecting the state's citizens.
Virginia Secretary of the Commonwealth - Information on elections, businesses, licensing, and securities.
HOA Search - Homeowners can find corporate information about homeowners’ associations, condominiums, and cooperatives under this section by conducting a search under the development’s or community’s name. This information includes contact information for registered agents, property managers, and access to corporate documents.
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development - Virginia
Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services - The agency provides leadership on food, agriculture, natural resources, and related issues.
PRIVATE SECTOR RESOURCES
Database of State Incentives for Renewables & Efficiency - Find solar access policies and incentives
HELP FOR CONDOMINIUM, COOPERATIVE AND HOA OWNERS
Homeowners can visit the Office of the Common Interest Community Ombudsman to obtain information and assistance with homeowners’ association, condominium, and cooperative matters.
Regulatory Programs and Compliance Section
Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation
9960 Mayland Drive, Suite 400
Richmond, Virginia 23233-1463
Phone: (804) 367-8504
FAX: (866) 282-3932