Covenants, conditions, and restrictions, commonly called “CC&Rs” are a set of rules governing the use of a certain piece of real estate. For example, a CC&R can regulate the fences of a house, or garbage cans, etc. CC&Rs are usually enforced by a homeowners’ association (HOA), neighborhood association, builder, developers and etc. CC&Rs are most commonly used in planned communities or common interest developments, such as a condominium complex building, or an industrial park. CC&Rs are usually recorded in the county clerk’s office and run with the land. If the homeowner violates the CC&R, the homeowner’s association can impose penalties.
[Last updated in May of 2020 by the Wex Definitions Team]