Sunday, December 22, 2013
Florida Home Owner Association regs.
This year, a bill was passed and signed into law that makes several changes to homeowners’ association (HOA) governance, including the requirement for the Department to create a website where HOAs and Community Association Managers (CAMs) are now required to register. The deadline for registration was November 22nd, and as of the deadline there were 12,723 associations representing 2,563,801 parcels meet the registration requirement. It’s important to note that although the initial registration deadline has passed, HOAs will continue to have an opportunity and obligation to register. DBPR will maintain the HOA registration website and provide an annual report to the Governor and Legislature each year until 2016. Home Owner Associations that have not registered, must do so to ensure you are in compliance with the law. To register, please visit www.myfloridalicense.com/hoa. If you have any questions throughout the one-time registration process, please do not hesitate to contact the Department at 800.226.9101. To register your Homeowners’ Association, you must create an online account. Once your account has been created, you will receive an e-mail with a temporary password; you may then create your own unique, secure password. Check your Junk Mail or SPAM folder for this e-mail if you do not receive your temporary password after a short amount of time. You can creat an account on line at www.myfloridalicense.com/hoa Create Your Online Account by going to the myfloridalicense site, or use: https://www.myfloridalicense.com/datamart/loginFLDBPR.do;jsessionid=0480CD7A080BE242DF3D3903368363C9.vo_fldbprm NOTICE: THIS IS FOR HOA’S ONLY. Please do not register a Condominium Association subject to Chapter 718, FS, do not register a Cooperative association subject to Chapter 719, FS, do not register a Timeshare Association subject to Chapter 721, FS nor a Mobile Home Park subject to Chapter 723, FS. Click here to register your Homeowners’ Association If you have questions or need assistance with completing the registration form, please call the Customer Contact Center at 850.488.1122 or use this convenient contact form. Chapter 2013-218, Laws of Florida, amended Chapter 720, Florida Statutes, to require homeowners’ associations, which meet the definition of section 720.301(9), Florida Statutes, to register with the Division by November 22, 2013. Homeowners’ associations that are required to register with the Division must be a Florida corporation responsible for the operation of a community or a mobile home subdivision in which: · the voting membership is made up of parcel owners · and membership is a mandatory condition of parcel ownership, · and in which the association is authorized to impose assessments that, if unpaid, may become a lien on the parcel. The term “homeowners’ association” does not include a community development district (CDD) or other similar special taxing district created pursuant to statute. Reporting requirements: · Legal Name of homeowners’ association · Federal employer identification number · Mailing and physical addresses · Total number of parcels · Total amount of revenues and expenses from the association’s annual budget For associations in which control of the association has not been transitioned to non-developer members, the following information must also be reported: · Legal Name of developer · Mailing address · Total number of parcels owned on the date of reporting If you are a Community Association Manager filing on behalf of the association, please provide your License Number. Dane Hahn is a real estate professional affiliatgged with Sarasota Realty Associates in Venice, FL. You can reach him at 941-681-0312, or by email at email@example.com See him on the web at: www.danesellsflorida.com