Chickamauga, GA asked in Civil Litigation for Georgia

Q: How much money can an HOA charge a homeowner per month for pets exceeding a weight limit?

My HOA charges $150/ month, and I believe this is far too much. They argue that the fee is high because they are trying urge owners to give the pet away rather than agree to pay the fee. But I love my dog as part of my family and am not willing to get rid of her just because she weighs 18 lbs more than the board members think she should!

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Samantha A Holloway
Samantha A Holloway
  • Atlanta, GA
  • Licensed in Georgia

A: HOA regulations are set by the HOA bylaws. If you believe that the fee is excessive, research the bylaws and figure out how the bylaws are changed. Typically, it is done via majority vote of the homeowners.

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