Sun City West Owner Members will be asked during March’s Governing Board Election if they want the Recreation Centers of Sun City West to continue enforcing CC&Rs related to street parking.

The Rec Centers currently enforces RV, boat, trailer, utility and other long-term vehicle parking on our streets. The state Legislature passed a new law this year that will remove that authority, unless residents reaffirm it. 

Without a positive vote by a quorum of members, the Rec Centers and its CC&R Department will have no jurisdiction over whether RVs and other large vehicles can remain parked on the streets indefinitely. 

The new law, Arizona Revised Statute 33-1818, states:

  1. Notwithstanding any provision in the community documents, after the period of declarant control, an association has no authority over and shall not regulate any roadway for which the ownership has been dedicated to or is otherwise held by a governmental entity.

According to HB 2298, the House Bill that put the change into effect, Sun City West and other communities that were recorded before Jan. 1, 2015, also will lose enforcement ability, but unlike the newer communities, they have an opportunity to override it. Communities like Sun City West must hold a membership vote prior to June 30, 2025, allowing members to decide if they want their communities to continue enforcing CC&Rs related to roadways. If the election is not held by that date, or if residents do not pass the measure, then the Rec Centers will be forced to stop enforcing street regulations.

The question will be put to members alongside the Election for Governing Board Directors on March 25. Information about registering to vote, early voting and other details will be announced closer to the Election.