Duty to Levy Assessments

An association has the affirmative obligation to “levy regular and special assessments sufficient to perform its obligations under the governing documents and [the Davis-Stirling Act].” (Civ. Code § 5600.)

Limitations on Assessment Increases
An association’s ability to increase the amount of regular assessments or to levy special assessments is subject to certain limitations under Civil Code Section 5605(b).  (See “Limitations on Assessment Increases.”)  Those limitations do not extend to “assessment increases necessary for emergency situations.” (Civ. Code § 5610See also “Emergency Assessments.”)

Reimbursement & Compliance Assessments
An association may be required by its governing documents to levy a “reimbursement” or “compliance” assessment against a member for damage that member caused to association common area.  (See “Reimbursement & Compliance Assessments.”)