D.M. from Mahoning County, Ohio writes:
Dear Mister Condo,
Who is responsible for driveways in condos in Ohio?
Mister Condo replies:
D.M., that answer is as varied as your condo governing documents although driveways are quite often common or limited common elements quite often maintained by the condominium association. Exceptions might be exclusive use driveways. I have also seen condo documents (especially in smaller associations) that assign driveway maintenance to the unit owner. The bottom line is that you need to look at your deed and your governing documents for your answer. If it is a larger condominium association with multiple driveways attached to the parking lot and roadways, it might make practical sense for the association to maintain the driveways, even if the individual expense of doing so is passed through to the unit owners who have exclusive use of the driveways. Look at your documents and get a legal opinion if you need one. All the best!