Is your HOA Registered with the State as Required: Look them up, it's
the law  HB - 1134

CCIOA Colo HOA Law  

Colorado Common Interest  Ownership Act (“CCIOA”): primary HOA
law in Colorado

Pre CCIOA HOA Law    HOA Declared Prior to July 1992

HOA Ombudsman Bill, HB 10-1278, into Law: created the Colorado
HOA Information Office and Resource Center

HOUSE BILL 11-1124   Concerns Conflict of Interests Related to HOA
Boards of Directors

HB 12-1237: amends the association records provision of CCIOA to:
(1) make it clear what records must be maintained and produced to
homeowners; (2) specifically list the types of records which may be
withheld from production; and (3) eliminate the requirement that
owners must state a "proper purpose" prior to being permitted to
inspect records

Our efforts are directed at modifying Colorado HOA legislation, not
starting all over or tossing away the efforts of those who worked on
and got such legislation passed.  Notice the missing element in all of
these laws: there is no binding dispute resolution process
mentioned, no penalties for violators, and consequently the
homeowner is left with our pay to play, costly, litigious, time
consuming, and complicated Court System to get any part of any of
these laws enforced in their behalf.  

Simply including a paragraph or two in each law that mandates an out
of court, binding dispute resolution process for homeowner
complaints would make this very weak and ineffective legislation fair
and balanced and effective for both the homeowner and HOA.  
Colorado Legislation and Law
(mostly ineffective from the home owners perspective until an out of court binding
dispute resolution process in placed into law)
openBlog
Colorado HOA Forum:  Homeowner Advocates
The actual legislation:

HB 14-1125 HOA Membership Directory
Publication Bill

HB 14-1254 HOA Fees Disclosure Bill

HB 1134  Dispute Resolution Study and
Registering HOA's

HB  1276    HOA Debt Collection

HB  1277  Licensing Community Association
Manages (CAM)  

SB 13-183  Xeriscaping


Colorado HOA Office and Resource Center: a
good source for HOA guidelines, information,
and legislation

Colorado HOA Information Office and Resource
Center 2012 Report
SB 11-234  Transfer Fees (defeated by the CAI)

"transfer fee" paid by the seller (or buyer
depending on how negotiated) of a home in an
HOA.  Basically, the real estate, property
management company, and others involved in the
sale of property impose a fee on the sales
transaction to cover expense their expenses in
verifying and providing information.  The Bill makes
such transfer fees illegal for most home sales
BUT with a specific exemption in the law that
excludes HOA home sales and is mainly levied by
property management companies.  The amount of
the fee can range from a flat fee of $100 to over
$500 or up to 1% of the sales price of the home.  

Wasn't all this record keeping part of the normal
closing costs and/or for what an HOA pays a
property management company to complete in
their baseline services?  This task of transferring
names and verifying information with the HOA
about the homeowner doesn't seem to warrant
charging hundreds of dollars.  We suggest and will
work to have this fee made illegal for HOA's or at
the very least put a cap on this fee of $50 to $75 or
less.  There are other factors to be considered
relating to transfer fees such as repeated and
different requests for verifying information on the
sale of a single property that increase the costs to
the property management company.  We will
continue to study this issue as we are sure there is
another argument for transfer fees.  This will be on
our agenda for next year and we will work with folks
in the property management industry to find an
agreeable and workable solution to the abuse
some practice in collecting this fee.  

If non-HOA businesses are precluded from this
practice and survived perfectly well, the argument
of financial burden for those in the HOA property
management industry for retaining the transfer at
this point seems weak but we are open to
suggestions.    
Avoid our court system as we find it a less than a fair
means of dispute resolution and very costly.  If you go to
court on the most simple issue you will be fighting the
HOA, its' unlimited funds, and their attorneys.  If you lose
your case you could end up paying your attorney fees
and the HOAs (this can run into the thousands on a
simple issue)   Weigh your cost benefit of going to
court.  Mostly only attornies win in court because they
get paid win or lose.
legislation that is weak on enforcement very
effective

resolution
Issue Paper on our 2013-2014 HOA Legislative Initiatives
(detailed document)
2013 HOA Legislaiive Summary
Our comments on 2013 HOA Legislation
on HOA issues this past session.  
Colorado State HOA Laws