Associations must allow flags (FL)

Q: I am a military veteran. Over Memorial Day weekend, I displayed my American flag outside my home. I intend to display the same flag for the Fourth of July. I recently received a letter from my homeowners’ association stating

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Can a Condominium Corporation Prohibit the Display of the Canadian Flag?

With Canada Day just around the corner and important festivities expected to take place this year for the 150th anniversary of the Confederation, Canadian flags will start popping up everywhere. How are condominiums to deal with requests from owners wishing

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With Memorial Day, Flag Day and 4th of July right around the corner… let’s talk flags!

Neighbors are bringing our their Red, White and Blue in preparation for the upcoming patriotic holiday. Now is great time to review Arizona’s laws regarding flags in HOAs!  Arizona law is quite clear on this issue. Pursuant to Arizona law

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Shenandoah Estates subdivision homeowners receive American flags in yards (LA)

American flags have been provided free of charge to the residents of Shenandoah Estates for display from Memorial Day through Independence Day.  The Shenandoah Estates Crime Prevention and Improvement District and the Shenandoah Estates Homeowners Association sponsored the 12-inch by

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What are your flag-flying rights?

In 2006, Congress enacted the Freedom to Display the American Flag Act of 2005, which prohibits homeowners associations, condominium associations and neighborhood associations from banning homeowners from displaying the American flag on their property.  The law, which was initially introduced

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With Memorial Day, Flag Day and 4th of July right around the corner… let’s talk flags! (AZ)

Neighbors are bringing our their Red, White and Blue in preparation for the upcoming patriotic holiday. Now is great time to review Arizona’s laws regarding flags in HOAs!  Arizona law is quite clear on this issue. Pursuant to Arizona law

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23 days: Woodstock HOA puts limits on displaying US flag (GA)

Some Woodstock residents are furious with their homeowners’ association after being told they can only display the US flag 23 days a year.  The HOA at the Village at Town Lake sent an email to residents explaining that they could

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Stars and gripes flying in this neighborhood flag dispute (FL)

In his mind, Warren Erickson saw his collection of flags as an invitation to conversation and goodwill. Instead, a handful of neighbors are angry, his homeowner’s association is firing off new edicts and most of his flags have been permanently

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Homeowner’s association tells Florida woman to take down Blue Lives Matter flag

A Florida woman is being told to take down her Blue Lives Matter flag that’s been flying for several years now by her homeowners association.  Jeff Gaddie told Action News Jacksonville that his daughter has been flying the flag to

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Can Your HOA Prohibit You From Flying Your Favorite Flag?

Flags are common yard decorations; drive around any community and you’ll see everything from holiday flags to sports team banners. If you live in a planned development, however, hanging your favorite flag might result in a demand from your homeowners’

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HOA threatens veteran with fines for flying Marine Corps flag, then takes decision back (KY)

A veteran threatened with fines of up to $500 over a Marine Corps flag outside of his Union, Kentucky home is now allowed to keep his flag flying.  Scott Wallace, who lives in the Triple Crown subdivision, posted on Facebook

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HOA says residents not allowed to fly U.S. flag was misunderstanding (SC)

Outraged residents in Indian Land reached out to Channel 9, saying their homeowners association told them to take down their U.S. flag.  Estates at Audubon Lake Estates neighbors are upset after a man in an unmarked car was seen taking

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Mesa vet goes on ‘flag patrol’ to protect American flags in his neighborhood (AZ)

Carlyle Brown goes out on patrol in his Mesa neighborhood every chance he gets, looking for American flags that have seen better days.  “When you see the flags out here flying, you can see they are ripped, slashes on them,

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Ohio moves to protect flag-flying rights

The Ohio Senate approved legislation Tuesday that would ensure residents of manufactured home parks, condos and certain other neighborhoods can fly U.S., state and military service flags.  HB 18 passed on the unanimous vote and awaits concurrence by the Ohio

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HOA on flag removal: We honor the military and our colors (CA)

The HOA that came under fire for reportedly telling a Marine’s wife to remove her American flag has issued a response to the claim.  “We honor the military, honor our colors. Anybody in the community who wants to fly a

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HOA letter tells Pendleton Marine wife to remove American flag (CA)

The wife of a Camp Pendleton Marine received a letter from her homeowner association earlier this week instructing her to remove an American flag from outside their home.  The letter stated she must remove the flag because it’s located in

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Exeter family wins flag dispute with homeowners group (PA)

In May, their son left for his latest deployment, in Lebanon, so the Diesingers put up their American flag and set out a candle once again outside their townhouse in the Wingspread development.  In early August, the Diesingers received a

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Veterans Day Lessons

MaxHOA would like to extend a Happy Veterans Day to all of those and the families and loved ones of those who have served.  When it comes to owning a home in a homeowners owners association, there are some things

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Building a Flagpole Antenna in an HOA

Many homeowner associations (HOAs) frown on ham radio antennas. So dedicated hams are forced to get creative, often turning landmarks into operable antennas.  John did just that, and shared his project with us this week.  John lives in The Villages,

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HOA Tells Homeowners To Remove “Back The Blue” Flags (TX)

The letter called Ivester’s “Back The Blue” flag an ‘altered American flag’.  Not so, said Ivester.  “I know a lot of people will look at this flag and there are mixed emotions but there’s nothing more to read into it

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Warrenton HOA removes controversial flagpole (VA)

Ending a six-month dispute, the Warrenton condominium owners’ association last Thursday removed a white, 18-foot tall flagpole from a Villas at the Ridges common area.  Nancy Moore, who lives at 256 Onyx Way, installed the flagpole last September.    Read

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American Flag Leads to HOA Flap (CA)

A Calimesa man says his homeowner association doesn’t want him to fly the American flag, and he has vowed to fight back after it issued him a $300 ticket.  Ron King sees the rules prohibiting flagpoles within JP Ranch as

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Condo rules bar flagpole from common area (VA)

Nancy Moore last September installed an 18-foot tall, white pole with the American flag in the common area adjacent to her home in the Villas at The Ridges. The 119-unit condominium community stands along Warrenton’s Walker Drive and Academy Hill

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Can a Condominium Corporation Prohibit the Display of the Canadian Flag?

With Canada Day just around the corner and important festivities expected to take place next year for the 150th anniversary of the Confederation, Canadian flags will start popping up everywhere and condominium corporations may be faced with situations where owners

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Stars and Stripes, campaign sign create a stir in Spearfish (SD)

One week before Americans celebrate the nation’s 240th birthday, a homeowners’ association near this Northern Hills community is in a tiff with one of its members and an adjacent landowner over a campaign sign and 20-foot flagpole flying the Stars

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Hutto (TX) HOA says homeowners need permission to fly U.S. flag

The Hutto Lions Club leases flags to help support the organization. Club members will put up flags at your home during holidays and then take them down in between.  One neighbor had six flags in her yard from the Hutto

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Neighbors: HOA won’t let us fly law enforcement flags (TX)

They are silent statements of support.  Outside some homes in the north Fort Worth neighborhood of Seventeen Lakes, flags fly to honor law enforcement.  Dave Bucklin says he’s flown one on and off since February. But the flapping flags up

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Can Your HOA Prohibit Flag Display?

Today, in communities across America, homeowners are proudly flying their American flags in recognition of Flag Day.  Or, they’re wondering if it’s allowed by their community association.  Indeed, one of the most popular topics in associations is whether your association

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Wisconsin legislators seek to expand citizens’ right to fly the flag

As part of the Homeowners Bill of Rights, State. Rep., Adam Jarchow, R-Balsam Lake, and Sen. Tom Tiffany, R-Hazelhurst, look to expand homeowners’ right to fly the American and Wisconsin flags.     Read the article…………

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Shenandoah (LA) celebrates Flag Day, Fourth of July

The Shenandoah neighborhood will be filled with American flags thanks to a project by the Shenandoah Estates Crime and Improvement District and Shenandoah Estates Homeowners Association.     Read the article…………..

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Twin Spires to put in flagpole (OH)

Twin Spires has not had a flagpole for more than a year because the builder took down the last flagpole when the last patio style home sold. The HOA and Condo Owners Associations of Twin Spires, which has single family

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Homeowner threatened with hefty fines for displaying American flags (GA)

A Forsyth County man says he’s offended after his homeowners association threatened fines for displaying American flags on his property.  Stacy Campbell displayed six small flags he says he was forced to take down or face a $300-a-day fine……Campbell admits

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Condo celebrates raising of Old Glory

Old Glory is a common sight on Marco – waving in the breeze from civic sites to condos, homes and businesses – but until Sunday the Stars and Stripes were missing from Pier 81.  “Driving around, I used to see

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Oklahoma House passes 2 Hoskin-authored bills

Scroll down to:  The House on March 9 also passed Hoskin’s bill that would prohibit any policy or agreement restricting or preventing a residential association member from displaying the U.S. flag at “a reasonable height” of no more than 20

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American flags will continue to fly in Sun City Center (FL)

When Memorial Day comes around this year, American flags will go up along State Road 674 as they have on all military-related and patriotic holidays since Sept. 11, 2003. But for the first time in all those years the Sun

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New flagpole at Wayland Gardens honors all veterans (MA)

Residents of Wayland Gardens condominiums and members of the American Legion Wayland Post 133 participated in the dedication of a new 25-foot flagpole to honor all veterans on Jan. 2.   Read the article…………..

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Flying an American Flag in Your Condominium Project: What Every Co-owner Needs to Know (MI)

Each year on Veterans Day, we honor our men and women in the United States Armed Forces. As a small token of appreciation, many Co-owners routinely fly the American flag in honor of loved ones who have served or currently

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Flying The American Flag – Can and Should HOAs restrict?

Recently our law firm was approached by an HOA that wanted to restrict its residents from continually flying the American flag. Needless to say HOA members and other Utahns were outraged over any restrictions regarding the American Flag. Local and

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Fact Check: Flag-flying ban not behind painted lawn

A social media photograph shows a man who painted his lawn to look like an American flag because his homeowners’ association wouldn’t let him fly one.   Read the article……………..

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North Texan Fights HOA To Fly Confederate Flag

Confederate flags are on both sides of Evan Richards car. Another hangs behind his front window and the one on his garage keeps getting stolen. He says they are there to prove a point.  “It’s just political correctness run amok,”

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Elderly Gay Couple Forced By Homeowner’s Association To Take Down Rainbow Flag (Australia)

An elderly gay couple living in Port Melbourne, Australia were forced to remove the rainbow flag hanging on their private terrace this week after their apartment building’s management ordered it be taken down.     Read the article…………..

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Mom fights homeowners’ association over flag tribute to military son (PA)

A Pennsylvania woman says her homeowners’ association is trying to stop her from flying a Blue Star flag in honor of her son’s military service.    Read the article…………

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Attorney discusses legality of HOA fining residents for flying American Flag (UT)

A Home Owners Association in Murray says they want to regulate how, when, and where homeowners can fly the American Flag, and attorney Quinn Sperry says they may be able to do just that.  “Essentially, you’re entering into a contractual

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Flag flap in Kapolei neighborhood (HI)

A strict homeowner’s association policy in Kapolei has one Navy couple crying foul. They’ve been cited and could be fined $100 if they don’t take the flag pole they installed on their front porch.   Read the article…………

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Cary (NC) man takes down Confederate-style flag after HOA threat

Controversy over a Cary homeowner’s decision to wave a Confederate-style flag outside his home has ended.  On Sunday, WNCN News was first to report that Frank Bray, who lives in Cary’s Carpenter Village subdivision, received a letter from his Homeowner’s

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Update on Flag Legislation (OH)

On June 10, 2015, the House of Representatives unanimously approved House Bill 18 regarding the display of service flags in both condominium associations and planned communities in Ohio. This Bill was updated prior to vote to include additional types of

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HOA attorney: Cary man’s Confederate-style flag battle not a ‘free speech’ issue (NC)

An attorney for a local homeowners’ association says a man’s Confederate battle flag is not an issue of ‘free speech’ and must be removed from outside of his Carpenter Village home.   Read the article………….

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NC man fights HOA order to remove Confederate-style flag

A Cary man is fighting an order from his homeowner’s association to remove a Confederate-style flag that’s flying on his front porch.  Frank Bray says he purchased the flag, which features elements of the North Carolina state flag as well

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Woman fighting HOA for freedom to fly American and state flags (NC)

Red, white and blue–and causing a big debate in the Seascape neighborhood. Rhona Sherrill says flying her American and North Carolina flags is her way of expressing patriotism, but her HOA sees it as a broken rule.   Read the article………..

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Disabled Rock Hill (SC) veteran vows to fly American flag, whether HOA likes it or not

After five combat tours, including Iraq and Afghanistan, Marine Corps veteran Gary Pittman of Rock Hill believes he has earned the right to honor the nation he fought for by raising and lowering the American flag every day.  He wants

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