Ohio Revised Code
Chapter 5312: Ohio Planned Community Law
The first and highest in authority is the Ohio Revised Code, Chapter 5312: Ohio Planned Community Law. Any planned community in this state is subject to this chapter. The developer is required to file and record a Declaration and Bylaws for that planned community in the office of the recorder of the county or counties in which the planned community is located.
Ohio Revised Code, Chapter 5312: Ohio Planned Community Law: PDF
The Ohio Revised Code defines a non-profit corporation as "a corporation which is not formed for the pecuniary gain or profit of, and whose net earnings or any part thereof is not distributable to, its members, trustees, officers, or other private persons.”
The Bylaws is a document that provides for the operation of the association. It establishes policies and procedures for the governing of an association. The Bylaws set qualifications for the election of the board of directors, their number and term of office, their powers and duties, the appointment of officers, when and how meetings are held, quorum and voting requirements, and appointment of committees. The Bylaws are filed with the office of the Delaware County Recorder. Current By-Laws: