Davis-Stirling Act

Davis-Stirling Common Interest Development Act

(Civil Code §§ 4000 – 6150)

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Article 1. Prelminary Provisions
4000 Title
4005 Effect of Headings
4010 Application of Act
4020 Construction of Zoning Ordinance
4035 Document Delivery to Association
4040 Notice or Delivery to Individuals
4041 Annual Notice of Owner Contact Information
4045 General Delivery or Notice
4050 Document Deemed Delivered
4055 Electronic Delivery
4065 Approval by Majority of Members Defined
4070 Approval by Majority of a Quorum Defined
Article 2. Definitions
4075 Applicability of Article Definitions
4076 “Annual Budget Report” Defined
4078 “Annual Policy Statement” Defined
4080 “Association” Defined
4085 “Board” Defined
4090 “Board Meeting” Defined
4095 “Common Area” Defined
4100 “Common Interest Development” Defined
4105 “Community Apartment Project” Defined
4110 “Community Service Organization or Similar Entity” Defined
4120 “Condominium Plan” Defined
4125 “Condominium Project” Defined
4130 “Declarant” Defined
4135 “Declaration” Defined
4140 “Director” Defined
4145 “Exclusive Use Common Area” Defined
4148 “General Notice” Defined
4150 “Governing Documents” Defined
4153 “Individual Notice” Defined
4155 “Item of Business” Defined
4158 “Managing Agent” Defined
4160 “Member” Defined
4170 “Person” Defined
4175 “Planned Development” Defined
4177 “Reserve Accounts” Defined
4178 “Reserve Account Requirements” Defined
4185 “Separate Interest” Defined
4190 “Stock Cooperative” Defined
4200 Applicability of Act; Creation of CIDs
4201 Not Applicabile to Development without Common Area
4202 Not Applicable to Commercial or Industrial Developments
Article 1. General Provisions
4205 Hierarchy of Governing Documents
4210 Record Statement of Association Information
4215 Liberal Construction of Documents
4220 Boundaries of Units
4225 No Unlawful Restrictive Covenants
4230 Removal of Declarant Provisions
4235 Correction of Cross-Referencing in Documents
Article 2. Declaration
4250 Content of Declaration
4255 “Airport Influence Area” Disclosures
4260 Amendment to Declaration Permitted
4265 Amendment to Extend Term of Declaration
4270 Amendment Procedural Requirements
4275 Court Petition for Amendments
Article 3. Articles of Incorporation
4280 Content of Articles of Incorporation
Article 4. Condominium Plan
4285 Condominium Plan Requirements
4290 Condominium Plan Recording
4295 Amending or Revoking a Condominium Plan
Article 5. Operating Rules
4340 “Operating Rule” and “Rule Change” Defined
4350 Enforceability of Operating Rule
4355 Application of Rule-Making Procedures
4360 Notice of Rule Change
4365 Reversal of Rule Change by Members
4370 Application to Rule Changes after 2004
Article 1. Ownership Rights & Interests
4500 Ownership of Common Area
4505 Rights of Ingress and Egress
4510 Right of Access to Separate Interest
4515 Rights of Assembly and Non-Commercial Speech
Article 2. Transfer Disclosure
4525 Disclosures to Prospective Purchaser
4528 Document Disclosure Form
4530 Escrow Documents Provided by Association
4535 Owner’s Additional Transfer Requirements
4540 Enforcement of Escrow Disclosure Requirements
4545 Validity of Title to Real Property
Article 3. Transfer Fee
4575 Transfer Fees
4580 Exemption from Transfer Fee Restrictions
Article 4. Restrictions on Transfer
4600 Grant of Exclusive Use of Common Area
4605 Enforcement of Section 4600
4610 Partition of Common Area in Condominium Project
4615 Mechanic’s Lien in Condominium Project
4620 Notice of Mechanic’s Lien
Article 5. Transfer of Separate Interest
4625 Transfer of Interest in Community Apartment Project
4630 Transfer of Interest in Condominium Project
4635 Transfer of Interest in Planned Development
4640 Transfer of Interest in Stock Cooperative
4645 Transfer of Exclusive Use Common Area
4650 Severability of Component Interests
Article 1. Protected Uses
4700 Limits on Regulation of Separate Interests
4705 Display of U.S. Flag
4710 Display of Noncommercial Signs
4715 Pet Restrictions
4720 Roofing Materials and Repairs
4725 Television Antennas; Satellite Dishes
4730 Real Estate Marketing Restrictions
4735 Prohibitions on Low Water-Using Plants
4736 Limitations on Pressure Washing
4740 Rental Restriction Limitations
4745 Electric Vehicle Charging Station Restrictions
4746 Solar Energy Systems on Common Area Roofs
4750 Personal Agriculture
4753 Clothesline and Drying Rack Restrictions
Article 2. Modification of Separate Interest
4760 Improvement to Separate Interest
4765 Architectural Review Procedures
Article 3. Maintenance
4775 Association and Owner Maintenance Responsibilities
4777 Pesticide Application; Required Notice
4780 Wood-Destroying Pests
4785 Removal of Occupants for Pest Treatment
4790 Exclusive Use Telephone Wiring
Article 1. Association Existence & Powers
4800 Development Managed by Association
4805 Corporate Powers of Association
4820 Joint Association; Member Rights
Article 2. Board Meeting
4900 Open Meeting Act Title
4910 No Board Action Outside of Meeting
4920 Notice of Board Meetings
4923 Emergency Board Meetings
4925 Rights to Attend Open Meetings; Open Forum
4930 Limitations on Board Meetings
4935 Executive Session Meetings
4950 Minutes of Meetings
4955 Enforcement of Open Meeting Act
Article 3. Member Meeting
5000 Membership Meetings
Article 4. Member Election
5100 Elections Held by Secret Ballot
5105 Election Rules Required
5110 Inspector of Elections Required
5115 Ballot and Voting Procedure
5120 Counting Ballots
5125 Custody of Ballots
5130 Proxies
5135 Association Funds in Election Campaigns
5145 Enforcement of Election Requirements
Article 5. Record Inspection
5200 “Association Records” and “Enhanced Association Records”
5205 Inspection of Association Records
5210 Time Periods for Production of Association Records
5215 Redacting Information from Association Records
5220 Membership List Opt Out
5225 Request for Membership List; Requirements
5230 Misuse of Association Records
5235 Enforcement of Records Inspection Rights
5240 Article Supersedes Corporations Code
Article 6. Record Keeping
5260 Member Requests That Must be in Writing
Article 7. Annual Reports
5300 Annual Budget Report
5305 Review of Financial Statement
5310 Annual Policy Statement
5320 Delivery of Budget Report to Members
Article 8. Conflict of Interest
5350 Directors and Committee Members; Prohibited Actions
Article 9. Managing Agent
5375 Prospective Managing Agent Disclosure
5375.5 Manager Conflict of Interest Disclosure
5376 Manager Delivery of Escrow Documents
5380 Deposits of Association Funds
5385 Employee not “Managing Agent”
Article 10. Government Assistance
5400 Director Education Course
5405 State Common Interest Development Registry
Article 1. Accounting
5500 Board Review of Association Finances
Article 2. Use of Reserve Funds
5510 Use of Reserve Funds; Withdrawal Requirements
5515 Transfer of Reserve Funds; Limitations and Requirements
5520 Reserve Funds for Litigation
Article 3. Reserve Planning
5550 Reserve Study Requirements
5560 Reserve Funding Plan
5565 Summary of Association Reserves
5570 Reserve Funding Disclosure Form
5580 Community Service Organization Report
Article 1. Establishment & Imposition of Assessments
5600 Duty to Levy Assessments
5605 Assessment Increases; Requirements and Limitations
5610 Emergency Assessments
5615 Notice of Assessment Increase
5620 Regular Assessments Exempt from Creditors
5625 Assessments Based on Tax Value of Separate Interests
Article 2. Assessment Payment & Delinquency
5650 Debt of Owner; Assessments, Late Charges, Collection Costs
5655 Priority of Assessment Payments; Receipts; Overnight Payment
5658 Payment Under Protest
5660 Pre-Lien Notice; Requirements
5665 Payment Plans; Requirements and Limitations
5670 Pre-Lien Dispute Resolution
5673 Decision to Lien for Delinquent Assessments
5675 Notice of Delinquent Assessment (Assessment Lien)
5680 Assessment Lien Priority
5685 Assessment Lien Release
5690 Procedural Noncompliance
Article 3. Assessment Collection
5700 Assessment Lien Enforcement Generally
5705 Decision to Foreclose Assessment Lien
5710 Assessment Lien Foreclosure Procedure; Trustee’s Fees
5715 Right of Redemption
5720 Limitations on Foreclosure of Assessment Lien
5725 Liens for Reimbursement Assessments, Monetary Penalties
5730 Notice of Collection Procedure in Annual Policy Statement
5735 Assignment or Pledge of Assessment Debt; Limitations
5740 Application to Assessment Liens After 2003
5800 Limitation of Director & Officer Liability
5805 Limitation of Member Liability
5810 Notice of Change in Insurance Coverage
Article 1. Discipline & Cost Reimbursement
5850 Schedule of Monetary Penalities (Fines)
5855 Disciplinary Measures; Notice of Hearing; Notice of Decision
5865 Effect on Authority to Impose Penalties
Article 2. Internal Dispute Resolution
5900 Applicability to Disputes Between Association and Member
5905 Procedure for Resolving Disputes
5910 Internal Dispute Resolution (IDR); Requirements
5915 Default IDR (Meet and Confer) Procedure
5920 Notice of IDR Policy in Annual Policy Statement
Article 3. Alternative Dispute Resolution
5925 “Alternative Dispute Resolution” (ADR) and “Enforcement Action”
5930 ADR Prerequisite to Enforcement Action
5935 Request for Resolution to Initiate ADR Process
5940 Time to Complete ADR Process; ADR Costs
5945 ADR Effect on Statute of Limitations
5950 Certification of ADR Efforts
5955 Stay of Enforcement Action for ADR
5960 Attorney’s Fees in Response to ADR Refusal
5965 Summary of ADR Procedures in Annual Policy Statement
Article 4. Civil Actions
5975 Enforcement of Governing Documents; Attorney’s Fees
5980 Standing of Association in Legal Proceedings
5985 Comparative Fault; Allocation of Damages
6000 Construction Defect; Pre-Litigation Procedures
6100 Notice of Settlement Agreement
6150 Notice of Civil Action Against Declarant