Calif. Civil Code §4735
Amended by AB 349
Effective date: September 4, 2015
During government-declared drought emergencies, common interest developments (CIDs) may not prohibit an owner of an individual CID unit from installing artificial turf or synthetic grass on their individual unit.
CIDs are also barred from requiring an owner of an individual CID unit to remove any water-efficient landscaping after the drought emergency has concluded.