Calif. Civil Code § 4735
Amended by A.B. 786
Effective date: October 11, 2015

The homeowners association (HOA) of a common interest development (CID) may only fine a homeowner for reducing or eliminating landscape irrigation if the homeowner receives recycled water for landscape irrigation and fails to maintain their landscaping.

Editor’s note — Before this clarification, many HOAs interpreted the previous law to mean that if an HOA used recycled water to irrigate common areas, it then had the authority to fine individual homeowners for failing to maintain their landscaping.