HOA Open Space: Taxation and Assessment of Common Facilities or Controlled Facilities Under the Uniform Planned Communities Act

Published by Chester County Bar Association


This Continuing Legal Education (“CLE”) presentation will focus on a discussion of taxation and assessment of “Common Facilities” or “Controlled Facilities” as defined by the Uniform Planned Communities Act (“UPCA”), codified as 68 Pa.C.S. § 5101, et. seq., more commonly referred to as homeowner’s association “open space.” Important precedential decisions of the Pennsylvania appellate courts on the subject will be included in the discussion, including:

Pinecrest Lake Community Trust v. Monroe County 64 A.3d 71 (Pa. Cmwlth. 2013)
Locust Lake Village v. Monroe County, 940 A.2d 591 (Pa. Cmwlth. 2008)
Saw Creek Community Ass'n, Inc. v. County of Pike, 866 A.2d 260 (Pa. 2005)
Hershey's Mill Homeowner's Ass'n v. Chester County, 862 A.2d 146 (Pa. Cmwlth. 2004)
Lake Naomi Club, Inc. v. Monroe County, 782 A.2d 1121 (Pa. Cmwlth. 2001)
E.L.C.A. Development Corp. v. Lackawanna County, 752 A.2d 466 (Pa. Cmwlth. 2000)

J. Charles Gerbron, Esq.

Originally Published

June 13, 2018

Program Titles and Supporting Materials

This program contains the following components:

  • HOA Open Space - Video

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