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Covenant Violation Procedures

Each owner of a privately owned property within the Community Association is a member of the HRCA. When purchasing property in Highlands Ranch, every homeowner agrees to comply with covenant controls that are designed to enhance the quality, value, desirability, and attractiveness of all property. HRCA has adopted non-compliance procedures to help enforce the community covenants.

HRCA Covenant Violation Process

Notice of Non-Compliance: The violation is investigated by staff and photo-documented. Notice is then sent via regular USPS mail to the owner of the property (and/or designee) at the address provided in our records. Each violation has a specific timeframe to ‘cure’ or remedy. Once re-inspected, if the violation has been corrected, the property record is updated showing compliance and a letter is sent (via USPS regular mail) confirming the violation has been corrected.

Notice of Violation: 

  1. Upon expiration of the cure period, the violation is inspected and photo–documented, if the violation still exists. A schedule of fines is sent via Certified Mail Return Receipt Requested and regular USPS mail. This provides notification that failure to remedy within the timeframes will result in fines and a loss of all HRCA privileges. Thirty (30) days is given to ‘cure’ the violation before it results in a $200 fine and further actions by the HRCA. 
  2. If a formal request via letter or email for a Tribunal by the property owner is not received within thirty (30) days from the date of the letter, you will have waived your right to a hearing.
  3. If the violation has not been resolved during the first thirty (30) day cure period, an additional thirty (30) day cure period immediately commences. Once re-inspected (within 7 days of the initial thirty (30) day cure date), if violation still exists, the violation is photo-documented and a ledger is sent reflecting the $200 fine. 

Upon re-inspection (within 7 days of sixty (60) day cure period), if violation has not been resolved, the violation is photo-documented, a ledger reflecting an additional $300 fine is sent via USPS mail and the file is forwarded to Legal Counsel. Counsel then provides a “Demand Letter” to the property owner and actively pursues the violation(s) using various means until compliance is achieved and fines and costs associated with the process are retrieved.

** Self-Cure: Photo documentation of resolved violations can be sent to the Community Improvement Services office at [email protected] at any time during this process

** A Notice of Compliance (and ledger balance, if applicable) will be sent via USPS mail confirming the violation has been corrected.

Covenant Fine Policy & Schedule of Fines

Pursuant to the Covenant Enforcement and Fine Policy of Highlands Ranch Community Association, Inc., adopted August 8, 2022, the following Schedule of Fines is hereby adopted: 

1. Continuing Violations:

Fines for Violations:

  • First Notice of Violation - $200
  • Second Notice of Violation - $300

2. Health and Safety Violations: Properties that have a health and safety concern will have a 72 hour cure period from the receipt of letter (via email and/or physical posting at the property). Failure to immediately comply with the rules of said violations will result in fines assessed and the file being forwarded to Legal Counsel.

  • First violation: $500
  • Second violation: $750
  • Third violation: $1,000

More Covenant Information

Still, have Questions?
Contact: HRCA Community Improvement Services Department Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., at [email protected] or 303-471-8821. The office is located in the Recreation Center at Eastridge, 9568 University Blvd., Highlands Ranch, CO 80126.