Florida's HOA's are required to register with state DBPR

Community Wednesday, December 18, 2013


As of November 22, Florida Homeowners’ Associations are now required to register with the Department of Business and Professional Regulation. The 2013 Legislature amended state law to give more definition of the responsibilities of the organizations as required by the DBPR. 

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 "homeowner’s association" does not include a community development district or other similar special taxing district created pursuant to statute. To register, visit: www.myfloridalicense.com/dbpr/hoa.html

Reporting requirements include legal name of homeowner’s association, federal employer identification number, mailing and physical addresses, total number of parcels, and 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, and total number of parcels owned on the date of reporting. 

If an individual is a community association manager filing on behalf of the association, they will be asked to provide their license number. For more information, contact the DBPR at 850-488-1122 or 800-226-9101.