Operating rules are often called “house rules” or “rules and regulations” by associations in California. Under Civil Code 4350(a), rules must be written, and under Civil Code 4340 are adopted by the board of directors. In adopting or changing rules, boards must follow the procedure stated in Civil Code 4360. Most rules are tailored by the board of directors to the needs and desires of a given community and may address parking, meeting procedures, architectural standards, or other topics. However, many associations are not aware that each association, regardless of size, must have five sets of rules prescribed by statute. Read the article…………..