Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging Station Policies for Associations

Homeowners associations (HOAs) or condominium associations may not prohibit the installation of an EV charger for personal use within the EV charger owner’s designated parking space. HOAs may establish restrictions on the number, size, placement, manner of installation, and insurance requirements for the EV charger if it is installed on the exterior of the property or in a common area. HOAs are not liable for the EV charger.

A condominium association may prohibit the installation of an EV charger if it is not technically feasible or practical due to safety risks, structural issues, or engineering conditions. Condominiums may establish requirements on the manner of installation, architectural design, insurance requirements, and community-related expenses for the EV charger.

(Reference Virginia Code 55.1-1823.1, 55.1-1962.1, and 55.1-2139.1)

Jurisdiction: Virginia

Type: Laws and Regulations

Enacted: Apr 9, 2020

Technologies: EVs, PHEVs

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