Why doesn’t the Homeowners Association enforce the Covenants and Restrictions?

The Homeowner’s Association does not have the authority to enforce them.  They can only be enforced by the original owner of the property or developer who instituted them or by any homeowner who lives in the area where they apply.  All of the different sets of Covenants and Restrictions state that if a homeowner is taken to court and found in violation of the Covenants and Restrictions they will be  responsible for all court costs.