Colorado Extends Registration Deadline for Homeowners Associations

 In 2010, the Colorado Legislature passed a bill requiring all homeowners associations, including timeshare owners associations, to register with the state Division of Real Estate beginning January 1, 2011.  After that date, an association would be "ineligible to impose or enforce a lien for assessments" until validly registered.  The registration process will be completed online through the Division's website, however, the registration database will not be available until December 30, 2010. 

In order to give associations time to meet the registration requirement, the Division has implemented an emergency rule granting automatic, temporary registrations to all Colorado homeowners associations for the period January 1 through March 1, 2011.  Associations can access the Division's website at to complete the registration process.