Regulating Season’s Greetings in HOAs

Published: 11/15/2021

- by Alana Ashby

The most uniform way to regulate holiday displays is to grant owners a window of time to display decorations. Boards may choose to ban sounds. Here are other things to consider when creating holiday decorating guidelines: 

  • - Timing. Choose a date when decorations can start being displayed and a date when they need to be taken down.  

  • - Common areas. Small white lights will be installed by the association.  

  • - Individual properties. Homeowners may install decorations on their properties. Holiday lighting must not interfere with a neighbor’s use of their property. The decorations must not be offensive or obscene.  

  • - Enforcement. Items that do not conform to these guidelines will be removed by the association.  


Alana Ashby, CMCA and owner of AMI, helped to establish and served as a Board Member for Community Associations Institute (CAI) Idaho Chapter. Alana has extensive experience in all aspects of financial management, real estate development and management, as well as negotiation.  



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