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Welcome to the Kent County Homeowners' Association* information page!

*This term is equivalent to a maintenance corporation or maintenance organization.

This page is meant to be a clearinghouse for any information we have for Homeowners' Associations (HOA) in Kent County.  Here we will post links that may be helpful in running your HOA more efficiently.  Kent County itself does not administer your HOA meetings or enforce the deed restrictions, but we are available to answer your questions and let you know of other places that may be able to further help you with your association.

 

Direct link to subdivision HOA list

Contact us: M-F 8am-5pm

302-744-2471

Email: HOA-Info@co.kent.de.us

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Recent News

 

HOA Billing Program

 

The Levy Court approved this program at the March 11, 2014 meeting.  Here are the supporting documents from that meeting:

 

Collection of Homeowner Association Fees

  

When more information and documents on this program become available, they will be posted on this page.

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The Stormwater Management District Ordinance was approved by the Levy Court on March 11, 2014!

 

We've moved all information on this ordinance to a page dedicated to the Stormwater Management Districts.  Go there now!

 

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The HOA ordinance was approved by the Levy Court.  It can now be viewed below.

HOA Final Ordinance

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The Kent County Levy Court is considering establishing a homeowners' association billing program similar to the program currently employed by New Castle County.  Such a program would enable associations and maintenance organizations to register with the County to perform the annual billing on behalf of the neighborhood. This would be separate from the County's tax billing.

County staff is currently working through the details of establishing and maintaining the program. It would be helpful as we do so to have a general idea of how many participants we might have initially. 

If your neighborhood might be interested in participating in the billing program, please notify the Planning Office via email using HOA-Info@co.kent.de.us or by calling the office at 744-2471 at your earliest convenience indicating your interest and the name of your subdivision.

 

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Kent County is proud to announce access to recorded HOA documents free to all citizens!

https://www.uslandrecords.com/delr_hoa/

Login ID: Kent_hoa   Password: HOA2012

Click here for detailed information on accessing the data. 

 

On to helpful information!  Answers to many common questions that we have been asked about HOAs over the years may be in the Frequently Asked Questions brochure: 

FAQs

 

If the brochure did not have the information you were looking for, the following links may be more helpful.  We have found that these are common sites that HOAs may want to visit for more information.

Assessment

This page will have answers to commonly asked questions about property tax valuation in Kent County.  Of most importance to HOAs, there is a general tax exemption available on parkland owned by civic associations.  Here is the link to the application for this exemption.  For more detailed questions about this process, you can reach the Assessment Office directly at 302-744-2401.

Kcd

This state agency is your stop for any concerns with the stormwater management facilities in your community.  Ponds, basins, drainge swales and easements are all dealt with by this agency.  They can be reached at 302-741-2600, ext. 3.

Deldot

A big issue for communities come winter time is Snow Removal.  DelDOT has a snow removal reimbursement program for communities who would like street plowing done by the State in their neighborhood.  DelDOT reimburses eligible communities up to 75% of its costs for snow removal services for snow events that measure 4" or more.  Roads have to be state maintained and your community must register with DelDOT by the first of November of each year.  Call 302-760-2085 or click the link above for more information. 

HOA Contact Info

Kent County would like to make available the list of all developments that have HOAs.  The information may include contact information for the association or one or more of its Board of Directors.  If you know of an association contact that is not listed on the page, feel free to contact our office so that we can update our records.   We will also be posting any association documents that we have availble for your community.

Click here to view the list of Subdivisions

We do not have any information on a development that is in one of the many municipalties in Kent County. 

 

 

 

Res And Trasfer Info

All residents should be aware that the county does not have the authority to enforce deed restrictions.  These are contracts between the individual homeowner and the association.  They can only be enforced by the authority granted to the HOA or by the filing of a civil lawsuit.  The following are two documents to help homeowners understand what they can legally do to deal with allegations of lack of Deed Restriction compliance.

10 Del Code Section 348 Chancery Deed Restriction Procedure

Statutory Procedure 012607

 The developer will normally control the HOA until such time they have finished all of the required improvements for the development.  This may include finishing of roads, stormwater management areas, required landscape plantings, and active open spaces improvements.  Some HOAs transfer control when the development is at a designated percentage of completed home construction.  This is usually between seventy (75) and ninety (90) percent completion.   Residents should not accept full control of the HOA until any required improvements have been installed by the developer.  The Planning Department is available for inspections of your community to verify that all requirements have been met prior to responsibility being transfered.

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