Ordinances, Covenants and Bylaws


Quick Reference to County Ordinances (PDF)
Excerpts from the County Ordinances (PDF)
Association Bylaws (PDF)
Covenants for Certain Homes in the Older Section (PDF)
Original Scanned Document (PDF)
Covenants for All Homes in the Newer Section (PDF)
Original Scanned Document (PDF)

Ten Important County Ordinances That You May Not Know About

The summary information below is not meant to replace or change any meanings in the ordinances. And it is not intended to substitute for the advice of county staff. For more details about these ordinances, see this page.
Updated 2016.

  1. Home modifications that require a permit include: structural additions such as porches, decks, and new rooms; fences; swimming pools; electrical, gas, heating, and air conditioning modifications; replacement of siding; replacement of multiple windows; outbuildings; and repairs over $2500.

  2. Home modifications that do not require a permit include: shingles, gutters, countertops, cabinets, tiling, carpeting, and repairs under $2500.

  3. In-ground swimming pools must be completely surrounded by a fence or wall not less than 4 feet high.

  4. Any accessory structures, including outbuildings and children’s play equipment, must be set back 3 feet from your property line.

  5. Landscaping near the street must not block the sight lines of approaching drivers.

  6. It is unlawful to park a vehicle in one place on the street for more than 48 hours, and it is unlawful to park junked vehicles on private property for longer than 30 days.

  7. Domestic pets must be kept on a leash when off the owner's property and attended by the owner or confined when on the owner's property.

  8. Feces deposited by a pet on public streets, public property, or private property must be immediately removed by the pet’s owner.

  9. Door-to-door salespersons must have a permit from the county and must wear an ID badge obtained from the county (our neighborhood has a “no soliciting” policy and a sign at the front entrance).

  10. If you are renting out a home in the neighborhood: It is unlawful for any residence to have more than two unrelated individuals residing there, not counting minor children.

Current Status of Huntington Park Covenants

61 homes in the newest section currently have covenants that are in force. As many as 46 additional homes whose original deed was recorded after 7/1/1993 may also have covenants that are currently in force. However, approximately 100 homes, whose original deed was recorded prior to 7/1/1993, have covenants that are expired. At least a few homes have never been covered by covenants. We surveyed homeowners in 2012 (see the documents above) to find out if a majority wanted to reestablish the covenants for those homes that currently do not have covenants in force. Only 18% of the homeowners voted to re-establish covenants. The good news is that our county ordinances address almost all areas covered by our neighborhood covenants, and they include many additional protections not addressed in the covenants. For a more in-depth discussion of the issues, click here.