Prop. Code Section 201.003
(1)“Restrictions” means one or more restrictive covenants contained or incorporated by reference in a properly recorded map, plat, replat, declaration, or other instrument filed in the county real property records, map records, or deed records.
(2)“Residential real estate subdivision” or “subdivision” means:
(A)all land encompassed within one or more maps or plats of land that is divided into two or more parts if the maps or plats cover land within a city, town, or village, or within the extraterritorial jurisdiction of a city, town, or village and are recorded in the deed, map, or real property records of a county, and the land encompassed within the maps or plats is or was burdened by restrictions limiting all or at least a majority of the land area covered by the map or plat, excluding streets and public areas, to residential use only; or
(B)all land located within a city, town, or village, or within the extraterritorial jurisdiction of a city, town, or village that has been divided into two or more parts and that is or was burdened by restrictions limiting at least a majority of the land area burdened by restrictions, excluding streets and public areas, to residential use only, if the instrument or instruments creating the restrictions are recorded in the deed or real property records of a county.
(3)“Owner” means an individual, fiduciary, partnership, joint venture, corporation, association, or other entity that owns record title to real property in a subdivision, or the personal representative of an individual who owns record title to subdivision property.
(4)“Petition” means one or more instruments, however designated or entitled, by which one or more of the purposes authorized by this chapter are sought to be accomplished.
(5)“Real property records” means the applicable records of a county clerk in which conveyances of real property are recorded.
(6)“Lienholder” means an individual, corporation, financial institution, or other entity that holds a vendor’s or deed of trust lien secured by land within the subdivision.
(7)“Petition committee” or “committee” means a group of three or more owners who file with the county clerk a notice as required by Section 201.005 (Petition Committee)(a) and who prepare and circulate a petition as allowed under this chapter.
Section 201.003 — Definitions,