Resources

Below are a number of links to relevant information. Please know that some of these are external links that may at times change – please feel free to contact is in case one of the links is no longer valid. Links will open in an iFrame.


Colorado Laws Affecting Community Associations:

CCIOA-2009.a.pdfCCIOA - The Colorado Common Interest Ownership Act (2009) The Colorado Common Interest Ownership Act (“CCIOA” or “Act”), which went into effect on July 1, 1992, is a comprehensive statute covering the creation and operation of common interest communities (“CICs”). Its goal is the effective and efficient operation of homeowner associations in those many areas in which associations are involved, such as assessment collection, insurance, rules and regulations, and the maintenance of common elements. The Act gives more specific delineation to the organizational structure of homeowner associations and better standardizes association operations. The Act also does much to address responsible and flexible development of condominiums, town homes and planned unit developments (“PUDs”).


SENATE BILL 05-100 SB 100 - Concerning Increased Protection of Homeowners SENATE BILL 06-089 SB 89 - Concerning Common Interest Communities 

Click to read more about SB-100 & SB-089

HOUSE BILL 09-1359HB 09-1359 - Concerning the Governance of Common Interest
Communities under the ”Colorado Common Interest Ownership Act”
 
HB 1359 became effective on August 5, 2009 and applies to all common interest communities. This requires associations to:

  • Become educated about the types of reserve studies available and costs.
  • Adopt a policy which addresses:
    • When a reserve study will be done and how often if will be updated.
    • Whether the reserve study will be based on a physical and financial analysis.
    • Whether the association has a plan for funding the work recommended in the plan and if so, the possible sources including use of regular assessments, special assessments, borrowing, etc.
    • The policy must be consistent with governing documents and should be consistent with the association’s responsible governance policy on investment of reserves.
    • Follow the established policy!

HOUSE BILL 08-1270HB 08-1270 - Concerning the Removal of Restrictions on the Use of
Energy Efficiency Measures in Connection with real Property
 House Bill 08-1270 is a new law which became effective on August 6, 2008, it is aimed at addressing energy conservation in homeowners associations and promotes the use of solar and wind energy generating devices by Colorado residents.


HOUSE BILL 10-1278HB 10-1278 - Concerning the Creation of an
Information Officer for Matters Arising under
the ”COLORADO COMMON INTEREST OWNERSHIP ACT”
, and making as Appropriation Therefor
 HB 10-1278 created the HOA Information & Resource Center to provide information on the rights and duties of unit owners, developers and associations under the Colorado Common Interest Ownership Act. The Center is housed within the Colorado Division of Real Estate, which is under the Department of Regulatory Agencies (DORA).
Among other things, the Center was created to compile statistical information related to community associations, and was to serve as a clearing house for HOA-related complaints. Mr. Acker fielded these complaint calls throughout 2011, and issued his first report in Januaruy 2012. The report showed a variety of complaints related to specific categories, including requests for records, failure to follow governing documents and allegations of harassment and retaliation against owners by boards and managers. A couple of months later, DORA published its official Sunrise Review of proposed manager licensing requirements, with the general conclusion that the HOA industry would be better served by regulation of management companies.


HOUSE BILL 12-1237HB 12-1237 - Concerning the Records Kept by
the Unit Owner's Association of a Community
 House Bill 12-1237 (“HB 1237”) was introduced in the Colorado General Assembly in 2012 to address the issue of the retention and production of community association records.

State Resources

Architectural Control Committee Request Form Required for making any changes to the exterior of your property or any interior modifications that affect the structural integrity (i.e. floors or walls).