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Can a new HOA board go back years to the creation of the subdivision and make homeowners file for approval for any improvements done to their homes that the current board does not have paperwork on file for?

Can a new HOA board go back years to the creation of the subdivision and make homeowners file for approval for any improvements done to their homes that the current board does not have paperwork on file for?

In most states, an HOA cannot do this.

In most covenants, and in most states, the HOA has one year following a homeowner making a change to the exterior of the home to begin the process requesting that the homeowner modify or remove it. It’s sorta like a statute of limitations for HOAs. If the HOA has not formally requested, in writing, that the homeowner fix something which is not in keeping with the Governing Documents, within one year, it becomes permanent.

You will need to check your state and local laws to see if you have such a provision. If your HOA is making you re-file for changes made years ago, it might be time to consult with a real estate attorney in your area who specializes in HOA law.