Civil Code §4205. Hierarchy of Governing Documents and the Law

California Civil Code  >   Part 5. Common Interest Developments (Davis-Stirling Common Interest Development Act)  >  Chapter 3. Governing Documents  > Article 1. General Provisions  >  Civil Code §4205. Hierarchy of Governing Documents and the Law
(a) To the extent of any conflict between the governing documents and the law, the law shall prevail.
 (b) To the extent of any conflict between the articles of incorporation and the declaration, the declaration shall prevail.
 (c) To the extent of any conflict between the bylaws and the articles of incorporation or declaration, the articles of incorporation or declaration shall prevail.
 (d) To the extent of any conflict between the operating rules and the bylaws, articles of incorporation, or declaration, the bylaws, articles of incorporation, or declaration shall prevail. [2012 – New language; also amended in 2013 by SB 745]

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