Potentially yes.....your notification was like the homeowner association documents.
It's not court, its the association.
Be calm, talk to them about it, explain your circumstances, and see what can be done to resolve the situation.
How often do you go to the board meetings? It's your association, if they're doing things you don't like, don't agree with, and are against the standards of the community and your neighbors, change it.
It might be easier to just pay it and move on.