The Covenants, Conditions, and Restrictions (CC&Rs), also referred to as the Declaration, are the governing legal documents that were recorded by the County Recorder’s Office of the County in which the property is located and are included in the title to your property. The CC&Rs establish the guidelines for the operation of the community association and further define the bundle of rights of each owner. Among other things, these legal documents establish protective standards, restrictions, and obligations in areas ranging from architectural control to prohibitions on various activities in order to promote harmonious living within the community.