Davis-Stirling Conversion Table

Use the following table as a reference when searching for the applicable new provisions of the Davis-Stirling Act ("New Code") effective since January 1, 2014. The "Old Code" was effective through December 31, 2013. Where substantive changes to the New Code apply, we have provided links below to our further discussion of such New Code sections. 

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Subject Matter
1350 4000 Title
1350.5 4005 Headings
None 4010 Applicability prior to January 1, 2014
None 4035 Delivery of documents to the Association
1350.7 4040 Individual delivery / individual notice
1350.7 4045 General delivery / general notice
1350.7 4050 Effective date of delivery
None 4055 Validity of electronic delivery
None 4065 Approval by majority of members, defined Approval by majority of members, defined
None 4070 Approval by majority of a quorum of members, defined
1351 4075 Definitions
None 4076 Annual budget report, defined
None 4078 Annual policy statement, defined
1351(a) 4080 Association, defined
None 4085 Board, defined
1351(b) 4095 Common area, defined
1351(c) 4100 Common interest development, defined
1351(d) 4105 Community apartment project, defined
1351(e) 4120 Condominium plan, defined
1351(e) 4285 Condominium plan, further defined
1351(e) 4290 Certificate consenting to recordation of condominium plan - requirements
1351(e) 4295 Amending or revoking a condominium plan
1351(f) 4125 Condominium project, defined
1351(g) 4130 Declarant, defined
1351(h) 4135 Declaration, defined
None 4140 Director, defined
1351(i) 4145 Exclusive use common area, defined
None 4148 General notice, defined
1351(j) 4150 Governing documents, defined
None 4153 Individual notice, defined
None 4160 Member, defined; see 4190(a) for member of a stock co-op
None 4170 Person, defined
1351(k) 4175 Planned development, defined
1351(l) 4185 Separate interest, defined
1351(m) 4190 Stock cooperative, defined
1352 4200 Requirements for creation of common interest development
None 4201 Applicability of the Davis-Stirling Act
None 4205 Hierarchy of law and governing documents
1352.5 4225 Discriminatory provisions in governing documents
None 4235 Amendment of governing documents to correct cross-reference
1353 4250 Declaration - required statements and provisions
1353 4255 Declaration - required notices
None 4700 Limits on regulation of separate interests
1353.5 4705 Display of flag of the United States of America
1353.6 4710 Posting of noncommercial signs
1353.7 4720 Roof compliance with other codes
1353.8 4735 Limits on regulation of low-water using plants and other water use
1353.9 4745 Electric vehicle charging stations
1354 5975 Enforceability of covenants and restrictions
1355 4260 Ability to amend declaration
1355 4270 Effectiveness of amendment to declaration
1355 5115(e) Governing document amendment requirement
1355.5 4230 Deletion of developer provisions from declaration
1356 4275 Petition to reduce required percentage to amend declaration
1357 4265 Extension of term of declaration
1357.100 4340 Operating rule and rule change, defined
1357.110 4350 Operating rule, validity
1357.120 4355 Applicability of subsequent sections
1357.130 4360 Rule change - notice
1357.140 4365 Rule change - reversal
1357.150 4370 Date of applicability
1358(a) 4625 Community apartment transfer includes interest in association
1358(b) 4630 Condominium transfer includes interest in common area
1358(c) 4635 Planned development transfer included interest in common area
1358(d) 4640 Stock cooperative transfer includes interest in corporation
1358(d) 4645 Transfer of exclusive use areas
1358(d) 4650 Restrictions upon severability
1359 4610 Partition of condominium project
1360 4760 Modification of separate interest
1360.2 4740 Rental restrictions prohibiting leasing
1360.5 4715 Pets
1361 4505 Rights to ingress and egress
1361.5 4510 Right to physical access
1362 4500 Ownership of common area
1363(a) 4800 Association may be incorporated or unincorporated
1363(b) Omitted  
1363(c) 4805 Right to exercise powers of nonprofit mutual benefit corporation
1363(d) 5000 Member meeting
1363(e) 5240(b) Access to association records
1363(f) 5850 Monetary penalty disclosure
1363(g) 5855 Monetary penalty hearing
1363(h) 4820 Joint neighborhood associations
1363(i) 5865 Qualification of foregoing provisions
1363.001 5400 Online education course re: board duties
1363.005 Omitted  
1363.03(a) 5105(a) Election Rules required
1363.03(b) 5100(a) Elections required to be held by secret ballot
1363.03(b) 5115(b), (c) Quorum, cumulative voting
None 5100(b) Operating rules may establish additional secret ballot votes
1363.03(c) 5110 Inspectors of elections
1363.03(d) 5130 Proxies
1363.03(e) 5115(a) Secret ballot requirements
1363.03(f) 5120(a) Secret ballot tabulation
1363.03(g) 5120(b) Secret ballot election results - notice
1363.03(h) 5125 Secret ballot custody
1363.03(i) Omitted  
1363.03(j) 5105(b) Rules may allow nomination from the floor of a meeting
1363.03(k) 5115(d) Election by mail
1363.03(l) 5100(c) Applicability of article whether incorporated and unincorporated
1363.03(m) 5100(d) Applicability of article to votes cast directly by members
1363.03(n) 5100(e) Conflicts with Corporations Code
1363.03(o) Omitted  
1363.04 5135 Funds not used for campaigns
1363.05(a) 4900 Title of Open Meeting Act
1363.05(b) 4925(a) Open board meetings
1363.05(b) 4935(a), (b) Executive session board meetings
None 4935(c), (d) Executive session board meetings
1363.05(c) 4935(e) Executive session subjects noted in minutes
1363.05(d) 4950(a) Availability of minutes
1363.05(e) 4950(b) Notice of availability of minutes
1363.05(f) 4920 Notice of board meeting
1363.05(g) 4923 Emergency board meeting
1363.05(h) 4925(b) Members permitted to speak at meeting
1363.05(i) 4930 Agenda requirement
1363.05(j) 4910 Board meeting required for action on item of business
1363.05(k)(1) 4155 Item of business, defined
1363.05(k)(2) 4090 Board meeting, defined
1363.07 4600 Grant of exclusive use common area
1363.09(a), (b) 4605 Civil action for violation of Section 4600
1363.09(a), (b) 4955 Civil action for violation of Open Meeting Act
1363.09(a), (b) 5145(a) Civil action for violation of secret ballot election statutes
1363.09(c) 5145(c) Certain claims may be made in small claims court
1363.1(a) 5375 Managing agent disclosures
1363.1(b) 4158 Managing agent, defined
1363.1(b) 5385 Exception to managing agent definition
1363.2(a)-(e) 5380 Managing agent's responsibility for association funds
1363.2(f) 4158 Managing agent, defined
1363.2(f) 5385 Exception to managing agent definition
1363.2(g) 5380(f) Completed payment, defined
1363.5 4280 Articles of Incorporation requirements
1363.6 5405 Articles of Incorporation requirements
1363.810 5900 Dispute resolution, application of article
1363.820 5905 Dispute resolution procedure requirements
1363.830 5910 Dispute resolution procedure minimum requirements
1363.840 5915 Default dispute resolution procedure
1363.850 5920 Dispute resolution procedure included in Annual Policy Statement
1364(a) 4775(a) Maintenance
1364(b) 4780 Wood-destroying pests
1364(c) 4775(b) Temporary relocation during repair
1364(d) 4785(a)-(c) Temporary relocation during treatment for pests
1364(e) 4785(d) Occupant, defined
1364(f) 4790 Access to common area telephone wiring
1365(a)(1) 5300(b)(1) Pro forma operating budget
1365(a)(2) 5565 Reserve study disclosure
1365(a)(2)(A) 5565(a) Reserve study, major component data
1365(a)(2)(B) 5565(b) Reserve study, accounting of cash reserves
1365(a)(2)(B)(i) 5565(b)(1) Reserve study, accounting of cash reserves necessary
1365(a)(2)(B)(ii) 5565(b)(2) Reserve study, accounting of cash reserves available
1365(a)(2)(B)(iii) 5565(b)(3) Reserve study, accounting of cash reserves from defect settlement/judgment
1365(a)(2)(C) 5565(c) Reserves, percent funded
1365(a)(2)(D) 5565(d) Reserves, deficiency in per unit basis
1365(a)(3)(A) 5300(b)(4) Statement re: deferral of repair to major component
1365(a)(3)(B) 5300(b)(5) Statement re: anticipated special assessment
1365(a)(3)(C) 5300(b)(6) Statement re: how reserves will be funded
1365(a)(3)(D) 5300(b)(8) Statement re: loans with term greater than one year
1365(a)(4) 5300(b)(7) Statement re: procedures used in reserve calculations
1365(a)(4) 5300(d) Summary of reserves not admissable
None 5300(c) Annual Budget Report to be made available
1365(b) 5300(b)(3) Summary of reserve funding plan
1365(c) 5305 Required financial review by accountant
1365(d) 5320 Summary of Annual Budget Report or Annual Policy Statement
1365(e) 5310(a)(7) Assessment collection policy
None 5310 Annual Policy Statement
1365(f)(1), (3), (4) 5300(b)(9) Summary of insurance policies
1365(f)(2) 5810 Notice of change in insurance
1365.1(a), (b) 5730(a) Notice of rights re: assessment collection
None 5730(b) Contingent allowable deletion from notice
1365.1(c) 4040(b) Secondary address for notice Secondary address for notice
1365.2(a) 5200 Definitions re: record inspection
1365.2(a) 5220 Member information opt out
1365.2(a) 5225 Stated purpose for membership list request
1365.2(b) 5205(a), (b), (f) Record inspection
1365.2(c) 5205(c)-(g) Record inspection
1365.2(d) 5215 Allowed redaction from records
1365.2(e) 5230 Records not for commercial use
1365.2(f) 5235 Action to enforce right to inspect
1365.2(g) 5240(c) Applicability to community service organization
1365.2(h) 5205(h) Transmission of records via electronic transmission / storage media
1365.2(i)-(k) 5210 Time periods records are subject to inspection
1365.2(l) 5240(a) Conflicts with Corporations Code
1365.2(m) 5240(d) Applicability to director-controlled board while selling property
1365.2(n) Omitted  
1365.2.5 5570, 5300(e) Reserve funding disclosure summary form
1365.3 5580 Community service organization required report
1365.5(a) 5500 Required financial review by the board
1365.5(b) 5510(a) Signatures required for withdrawal from reserves
1365.5(c)(1) 5510(b) Reserve funds limited use
1365.5(c)(2) 5515 Borrowing from reserves
1365.5(d) 5520 Borrowing from reserves
1365.5(e) 5550, 5560 Reserve study requirements, reserve funding plan
1365.5(f) 4177 Reserve accounts, defined
1365.5(g) 4178 Reserve account requirements, defined
1365.5(h) 4201 Application of Davis-Stirling Act
1365.6 5350(a) Applicability of Corporations Code to contracts
None 5350(b), (c) Required recusal of directors from specific matters
1365.7 5800 Limited liability of volunteer directors
1365.9 5805 Insurance requirements for director indemnity
1366(a) 5600(a), 5605(a) Assessments
1366(b) 5605(b), (c), 5610 Limits on assessments, emergency assessment
1366(c) 5620 Assessments exempt from judgment creditors
1366(d) 5615 Notice of increase in assessment
1366(e) 5650(b) Delinquent assessments
1366(f) 5650(c) Exemption from interest rate limitation
1366.1 5600(b) Limit on assessment amounts
1366.2 4210 Identifying statement re: relevant information
1366.4 5625 Assessments shall not be based on taxable value
1367 5740(b) Law applicable to liens recorded before 1/1/03
1367.1(a) 5650(a), 5660 Assessments are debts; pre-lien letter
1367.1(b) 5655 Payments applied first to assessments owed
1367.1(c)(1)(A) 5670 Dispute resolution offer prior to recording a lien
1367.1(c)(1)(B) 5705(b) Dispute resolution offer prior to initiating foreclosure
1367.1(c)(2) 5673 Decision to record a lien made by the board
1367.1(c)(3) 5665(a) - (e) Meeting to discuss payment plan
1367.1(d) 5675(a) - (e), 5685(a), 5725(a) Lien for delinquent assessment; lien release; monetary charge for damage
1367.1(e) 5725(b) Monetary penalty may not be lien
1367.1(f) 5680 Lien priority
1367.1(g) 5735(a), (b), 5700(a), 5710(a), (c) Assignment of right to collect assessments; enforcement of lien; trustee sale
1367.1(h) 5700(b) Provisions not limited by other statute
1367.1(i) 5685(b) Lien release when lien recorded in error
1367.1(j) 5710(b) Notice of default
1367.1(k) 4040(b) Secondary address for notice
1367.1(l) 5690 Required recommencement when error in collection process
1367.1(m) 5740(a) Law applicable to liens recorded on or after 1/1/03
1367.1(n) Omitted  
1367.4(a) 5705(a), 5715(a), 5720(a) Applicability to debts that arise on or after 1/1/06
1367.4(b) 5720(b) Collection on amounts less than $1800
1367.4(c) 5705, 5715 Foreclosure requirements; right of redemption
1367.4(c)(1) 5705(b) Dispute resolution offer required prior to foreclosure
1367.4(c)(2) 5705(c) Decision to foreclose must be made by the board
1367.4(c)(3) 5705(d) Notice by personal delivery of board's decision to foreclose
1367.4(c)(4) 5715(b) Right of redemption
1367.4(d) 5720(c)(2), (3) Exceptions to limitation on amounts that may be foreclosed upon
1367.5 5685(c) Lien recorded in error
1367.6 5658 Owner payment under protest
1368(a) 4525 Transfer disclosures
1368(b) 4530 Association's obligation to provide transfer disclosures
1368(c)(1) 4575 Limitation on transfer fees
1368(c)(2) 4580 Exceptions to Section 4575 limitation
1368(c)(3) 4110 Community service organization or similar entity, defined
1368(d) 4540 Penalty for noncompliance re: transfer disclosures
1368(e) 4545 Violation does not affect title
1368(f) 4535 Additional transfer requirements
1368(g) 4158 Managing agent, defined
1368.1 4730 Unreasonable restriction on marketing separate interest is void
1368.2 4528 Billing disclosure form
1368.3 5980 Association's legal standing
1368.4 5985 Comparative fault
1368.5 6150 Notice to members of pre-construction defect litigation meeting
1369 4615 Labor performed for individual owners
1369.510 5925 Alternative dispute resolution and enforcement action, defined
1369.520 5930 Alternative dispute resolution required
1369.530 5935 Request for resolution
1369.540 5940 Time in which to complete alternative dispute resolution
1369.550 5945 Tolling of time limitations to commence enforcement action
1369.560 5950 Required certifications re: enforcement action
1369.570 5955 Action stayed during alternative dispute resolution
1369.580 5960 Consideration of refusal to participate in alternative dispute resolution
1369.590 5965 Alternative dispute resolution notice language
1370 4215 Liberal interpretation of documents
1371 4220 Existing physical boundaries
1372 4020 Local zoning ordinances
1373 4202 Exemptions for industrial or commercial use
1374 4201 Application of Act
1375 6000 Requirements prior to filing construction defect claim
1375.1 6100 Notice of construction defect resolution
1376 4725 Satellite dishes / television antennas
1378 4765 Architectural application approval
None 5260 Requests from owners required to be in writing