Who enforces regulations in my neighborhood?

Active homeowner associations are set up to enforce their own covenants. They tend to have the power to take swift action when finding a violation. HOAs can place liens on a member’s property, sue a homeowner or levy fines in situations where sometimes the township cannot.

South Fayette Township, the local government, is unable to enforce the private HOA regulations. However, the township does have the right to enforce its own laws and regulations within neighborhoods that have an HOA. The township enforces local ordinances and the International Property Maintenance Code of 2000 by issuing citations, fines or other penalties for code violations.

If you have a question or problem within your planned community, please check with your HOA first. If the HOA says it cannot enforce an issue, you may submit your concern online to determine if the township can help.

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1. What is an HOA?
2. Who enforces regulations in my neighborhood?
3. Who takes care of neighborhood roads?
4. Who maintains stormwater basins?
5. How do we close a road for a block party?
6. Can I park along the street?