(808) 523-0702

Condo Facts:


In 2008, the Legislature passed a bill protecting residents’ right to install clotheslines in single-family dwellings and townhouses, but the Governor vetoed the measure. The Governor vetoed the bill on the basis that it unduly interfered with an association’s right of self-governance. In 2009, the Legislature passed a slightly modified bill (Act 192) that invalidated any provision that prevents an owner from installing a clothesline on his or her single-family residential dwelling or townhouse. A clothesline is defined as a rope, cord, wire, or similar device on which laundry is hung to dry. Essentially, as with solar, the act allows associations to adopt rules that reasonably control but not prohibit the placement and use of clotheslines. Associations that wish to regulate clothes lines should adopt rules that comply with the law.

Share this Fact: