The Declaration of Covenants, Easements, Restrictions, Assessments and Liens are recorded with the Delaware County Recorder’s Office in the initial phase of the development of a community. The Declaration is frequently referred to as the deed restrictions.
The Declaration identifies the location of the property and how the property will be utilized. It governs what the owner may, may not, or must do with respect to the real estate. In the Declaration, you will typically find things like a description of the property, language establishing a Home Owners Association (HOA), a protocol for levying annual dues and special assessments for common expenses of the Association, and a description of the common areas and amenities.