Washington State community associations are subject to several different statutes, depending on when and how the association was incorporated. The statutes, as well as the association's governing documents, outline the responsibilities assigned to the association and its Homeowner members.

The responsibilities assigned to associations vary, but generally include the administration of the association such as collecting Homeowner assessments and paying association expenses. It also includes maintenance of association common elements and at times, maintenance of limited common elements.

Understanding the difference between Homeowner and association responsibility can help Homeowners avoid conflict. To better familiarize yourself and the residents of your home with the responsibilities assigned within your community, please review your community's governing documents available through Trestle’s My-Community Web Portal or contact your Community Association Manager for assistance.