Texas Laws Affecting POA Home Owners

The following links take you to Texas Property Code laws.

Chapter 5: Texas Statutes pertaining to buying and selling of property. –> Link

Chapter 41: Property Exempt From Creditors’ Claims. –> Link

Chapter 51: Provisions Generally Applicable To Liens. –> Link

Chapter 82: Uniform Condominium Act –> Link

Chapter 201: Restrictive Covenants Applicable To Certain Subdivisions –> Link

Chapter 202: Construction & Enforcement Of Restrictive Covenants –> Link

Chapter 203: Enforcement Of Land Use Restrictions In Certain Counties –> Link

Chapter 204: Powers Of Property Owners’ Association Relating To Restrictive Covenants In Certain Subdivisions –> Link

Chapter 205: Restrictive Covenants Applicable To Revised Subdivisions In Certain Counties –> Link

Chapter 206: Extension Of Restrictions Imposing Regular Assessments In Certain Subdivisions –> Link

Chapter 207: Disclosure Of Information By Property Owners’ Associations –> Link

Chapter 208: Amendment & Termination Of Restrictive Covenants In Historic Neighboods –> Link

Chapter 209: Texas Residential Property Owners Protection Act –> Link

Chapter 210: Extension Or Modifications Of Residential Covenants –> Link

Chapter 211: Amendment & Enforcement Of Restrictions In Certain Subdivisions –> Link

Chapter 212: Extension of Restrictions by Majority Vote in Certain Subdivisions –> Link

Chapter 213: Modification or Termination of Restrictions in Certain Real Estate Developments By Property Owners’ Association or Property Owner Petition –> Link

Chapter 215: Master Mixed-Use Property Owners’ Associations –> Link

The following link has to do with Election Sign law:

Chapter 259: Political Signs On Property –> Link

The following link has to do with Civil Practice Remedies – Statute of Limitations.

Chapter 16: Four Year Statute of Limitations For Enforcing Deed Restrictions & Debt Collection –> Link

There are multiple cases in Texas law proving this – Musgrave v. Brookhaven Lake POA; Malmgren v. Inverness Forest Residents Civic Club, Inc, etc.

Texas State Law Library on Debt Collection – Time Barred Debt –> Link

The following link is from the Texas Constitution – Liens on Homestead Property.

Chapter 16, Item 50: Protection Of Homestead From Forced Or Unauthorized Sale. –> Link


  1. hleowner

    If you are talking about federal or state election laws, NO. Remember, although HOAs and POAs are run as pseudo-government entities, the government says that they are not. There are Federal laws, such as the American with Disabilities Act that control, somewhat, what an HOA/POA can legally do. And, Texas has a vast number of statutes that also set forth what they can legally do. Many of those state statutes do define some ‘rules and guidelines’ on Board elections. That is why I have put some quick links in this category.


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