The DBPR published on their website the result of the HOA registration campaign. As you all know, House Bill 7119 created the provision (see below) that requires all HOAs to register on a website created by the DBPR.


According to the DBPR 13057 Homeowners' Associations with a total of 2,449,770 lots registered until December 28, 2013.


This is the official announcement posted on the DIVISION website:

Homeowner Association Reporting

Homeowner Association Reporting
Reporting received for homeownersí associations which meet the definition of section 720.301(9), Florida Statutes.

2,449,770 - 12/07/2013



After reviewing the list I think that a few associations forgot to register -- for various reasons -- and some "smart" board members of voluntary associations obviously hope to use this registry to make their "voluntary" association "mandatory."


This is a very good start -- actually better than I expected. You might want to check on the list if your homeowners' association registered (the list is sorted by counties) and let the Division know if your association failed to register!

This is the wording of FS720.303(13): 

(13) REPORTING REQUIREMENT. -- The community association manager or management firm, or the association when there is no community association manager or management firm, shall report to the division by November 22, 2013, in a manner and form prescribed by the division.

(a) The report shall include the associationís:
1. Legal name.
2. Federal employer identification number.
3. Mailing and physical addresses.
4. Total number of parcels.
5. Total amount of revenues and expenses from the associationís annual budget.

(b) For associations in which control of the association has not been transitioned to nondeveloper members, as set forth in s. 720.307, the report shall also include the developerís:
1. Legal name.
2. Mailing address.
3. Total number of parcels owned on the date of reporting.

(c) The reporting requirement provided in this subsection shall be a continuing obligation on each association until the required information is reported to the division.

(d) By October 1, 2013, the department shall establish and implement a registration system through an Internet website that provides for the reporting requirements of paragraphs (a) and (b).

(e) The department shall prepare an annual report of the data reported pursuant to this subsection and present it to the Governor, the President of the Senate, and the Speaker of the House of Representatives by December 1, 2013, and each year thereafter.

(f) The division shall adopt rules pursuant to ss. 120.536(1) and 120.54 to implement the provisions of this subsection.

(g) This subsection shall expire on July 1, 2016, unless reenacted by the Legislature.