Colorado Community Association Law

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Written By David A. Firmin | Friday, April 4, 2014

I took the opportunity to attend the regularly scheduled HOA Information Resource Officers education session on Wednesday. I was impressed with the amount of information being distributed by the HOA Office. The HOA Office provides a vast amount of information through their web site, as well as through the educational offerings.

This week’s educational session...

Written By Melissa M. Garcia | Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Colorado community associations need to pay attention to the growing number of electric vehicles (EVs) being driven today. According to a new report from...

Written By Loura K. Sanchez | Wednesday, January 2, 2013

We have seen a new trend in Chapter 13 bankruptcy cases which is requiring associations to do more work to protect their interests.  Many bankruptcy courts are now requiring secured creditors, like associations, to file a notice with the bankruptcy court if the amount of assessments to be paid under or outside a plan changes.

  The rules require 60 days advance notice...

Written By Elina B. Gilbert | Friday, November 30, 2012

Have you ever wondered or been posed with the question of “what gives the board authority to adopt rules when the governing documents don’t specifically authorize this?”  The answer is Section 302(1)(a) of CCIOA.

In fact, Section 302(1) of CCIOA sets forth...

Written By Elina B. Gilbert | Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Do you ever wonder why associations don’t receive property tax bills for common elements?  It’s because the Colorado Common Interest Ownership Act (CCIOA) prohibits municipalities from separately taxing common elements.  Specifically, Section 105(2) of CCIOA states, “common elements shall not be...

Written By Loura K. Sanchez | Thursday, October 11, 2012

Over the weekend, I was once again reminded of the importance of carbon monoxide detectors.  Sadly, it was reported that one person died and a total of nine families were displaced from their apartment complex in Colorado Springs due to high levels of carbon monoxide.  As a reminder, Colorado...

Written By Trisha K. Harris | Thursday, July 26, 2012

In today’s electronic age, many boards have flurries of e-mails flying back and forth about a wide range of association-related topics.  As we have discussed in previous blogs and...

Written By Loura K. Sanchez | Friday, December 16, 2011

Effective immediately the registration fee for your annual association registration through DORA is now $43.00 plus additional processing costs of approximately $1.50.  This is an increase of 397% but still below the statutory cap of $50.00.

If you have any questions or would like our office to...