It is encouraged that every homeowner read through their covenants and other governing documents to acclimate themselves to their community further. The Use Restriction section of your covenants is the section that is typically used as the reference point for non-compliance issues. If your community has Rules and Regulations, these policies will further define some of the items referred to in the Use Restriction section of the covenants. The covenants are a binding agreement between the homeowner and the homeowners association.