Veteran Faces Fines From His Condo Association for Flying His Navy Flag: ‘It’s Ludicrous’ (CT)

A Navy veteran who suffers from PTSD is engaged in another fight after his Connecticut condo association asked him to remove the military flag he’s placed in front of his home.   Read the article…………..

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Collier County man fights HOA’s rule to bring down flag

Frank Apuzzo has been raising his American flag every morning since Hurricane Irma hit Southwest Florida.  Apuzzo, who has lived at the Isles of Capri for about two years, received a letter two days ago from his homeowners association asking

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Homeowners association settles lawsuit against Loveland couple that built critical sign in front yard (CO)

A Loveland man removed a controversial sign from his front yard Thursday more than a month after he constructed the billboard to criticize his neighborhood’s homeowners association.  But Rich Stephens, the resident, did so with a promise from the Alford

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American flag fight prompts new legislation (MA)

Two state lawmakers from Massachusetts have filed legislation to protect the rights of condo owners to fly the American flag after a 25 Investigates report in July.  Condo owner Liz Heller first contacted 25 Investigates after receiving a $60 fine

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Ask SAM: Can an HOA restrict the American flag? (NC)

Q: Can a Home Owners Association forbid owners from flying the American flag? Answer: “The short answer to the reader’s inquiry is yes, an HOA may prohibit or regulate the display of the American flag,” said Lawson Newton, a local

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So Your Neighbor Put Up an Offensive Flag—What Can You Do?

Tensions are running high across the nation in the wake of a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, VA, where one protester was killed. Residents of Northern California and Tennessee are bracing for more rallies and protests this weekend, which will

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25 Investigates: Woman fined for hanging American flag on her front door (MA)

A Leominster woman was forced to pay a fine for hanging an American flag on her own front door – a move that has one state lawmaker calling for action to protect patriotic homeowners.  Elizabeth Heller called Boston 25 News

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Flag causes problems with man’s Home Owner’s Association

CBS46 is taking a closer look at a metro Atlanta man’s argument with hos Home Owner’s Association.  Something similar may have happened to you before.  The man thought he had the freedom to fly a flag, just showing support for

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Unit owners can display American or military flags (FL)

Q. We live in a community that forbids owners from displaying any flag. With Independence Day coming up soon, is this prohibition enforceable?   Read the Q&A………….

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Strata fines senior $50 for hanging Canadian flags on his property (BC)

With the country ready to celebrate its 150th birthday, flags are popping up in windows as Canadians everywhere show their patriotism.  In one Qualicum Beach complex, that patriotic spirit is actually costing one senior – to the tune of $50.

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Check it out: Massive American flag lights up Kaneohe condo (HI)

How many people does it take to create Hawaii’s biggest American flag? Six under the direction of President Wayne Asam Sr. and Jo Ann Sivils, senior management executive for Hawaiiana Management Company. The condo’s board of directors came up with

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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.

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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)

But, placing the flagpole in a common area violated the bylaws of the 119-unit condominium community

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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)

Placing the flagpole in a common area violates the community’s bylaws.

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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

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

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 and Stripes and a POW flag

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

One neighbor had six flags in her yard from the Hutto Lions for Flag Day, and received a notice from her home owner’s association saying she violated rules

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

According to Homeowner’s Association guidelines provided to News 8 by neighbors, the HOA only allows three types of flags to be flown: the Texas flag, military flags and an American flag

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Can Your HOA Prohibit Flag Display?

Indeed, one of the most popular topics in associations is whether your association can legally prohibit you from flying their flag

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

As part of the Homeowners Bill of Rights, (reps) look to expand homeowners’ right to fly the American and Wisconsin flags.

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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 Homeowners Association.

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Twin Spires to put in flagpole (OH)

The HOA and Condo Owners Associations of Twin Spires, which has single family homes, patio home and condos, put it in the budget this year

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

Campbell admits he didn’t read all of the bylaws when he moved in to his home a year and a half ago

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Condo celebrates raising of Old Glory

“We took up donations from the (Pier 81) owners to pay for the relocation, lighting and landscaping, We have some veterans living here who were moved by the whole idea, and they wanted a ceremony.”

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Oklahoma House passes 2 Hoskin-authored bills

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 feet on property within the association

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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

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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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