Homeowner Information


Owning a home in Balboa Terrace automatically makes you a member of the Association. The Association meets annually each spring, and the board meets monthly; we encourage members to attend any of these monthly board meetings if you have a special issue to discuss. E-mail the board if you want the location of the next meeting. You can also check out past meeting minutes for a sampling of what happens at board meetings.

The Balboa Terrace Homes Association meets on the first Monday evening of each month at 7:30 p.m. 



Code of Conduct

The Code of Conduct was adopted by the BTHA Board of Directors in December, 2017 to foster greater courtesy, civility and decorum at meetings of the Board of Directors, and to ensure a more professional process for the proposals, contracts and decisions that appear before the Board, or on its agenda.  Sometime referred to as a Board’s “ethics policy,” behavior in line with the Code ensures greater transparency, accountability and professionalism to better serve our residents.



Governance Documents

Balboa Terrace Homes Association Covenants, Conditions and Restrictions (CC&Rs) are documented in a “red book” hard copy and in the PDF attached here.


2007 amendment to CC&Rs:
Cover letter
Recorded version of 4th amendment
Document#2 - Non-discrimination notice
Document#3 - Notice of Intent to Adopt Rules and Procedures
Document#4 - Text of proposed procedures and rules for adoption entitled “Procedure for Enforcement of Balboa Terrace Homes Association Covenants, Conditions and Restrictions (CC&Rs) and the Imposition of Fines and Other Penalties.”

NOTICE: Action Amending the Nominations and Election Committee ( September 2018 )


The Davis–Stirling Common Interest Development Act is the popular name of the portion of the California Civil Code beginning with section 4000, which governs condominium, cooperative, and planned unit development communities in California.


Landscaping Guidelines

Balboa Terrace is zoned RH-1(D) by the City Planning Code. Buildings are limited to a single unit per lot and are to be detached from adjacent structures with setbacks on all sides. It is the detached requirement that has resulted in the open, light feeling that we have in the neighborhood.

Balboa Terrace “Landscape Design Guidelines” have been requested to help guide homeowners during the process of a preliminary project for review. Their intent is to support efforts of preserving the quality and character of the Balboa Terrace neighborhood for all property owners and resident while permitting and encouraging landscape improvements.


Please review this updated draft of proposed guidelines.
The Board welcomes your comments and suggestions.

Landscape Survey 2016

Architectural Guidelines

Balboa Terrace is proud of the architectural unity of our subdivision. We’ve created some architectural design guidelines to help homeowners plan renovations that involve the exterior of their home.
Download the Neighborhood Architectural Design Guidelines Document (PDF) for complete information.


The Architectural Review Committee is now called the Architectural Review Advisory Committee (ARAC). Its members must be appointed by the Board and include a Board member. The Committee will act in an advisory role and shall advise the Board before any decisions regarding Homeowner property is undertaken. The Board and the Committee shall work together. The Board must approve any letters sent to the Homeowners or the SF Planning/or Building Departments. 02/07/17

The Committee members are: 
Robert Mann, Chair, Brigitte Churnin, Emily Tam, Arlene Doyle, Jerry Bernstein, Sue Grazioli, Bob Switzer
email: bthaboard@balboaterrace.org