HOA Registration Services

Welcome to the HOA Information & Resource Center’s Registration Assistance Page

In addition to filing a required periodic report with the Colorado Secretary of State, associations located in the State of Colorado are required to register annually with the Colorado Division of Real Estate. An association that fails to register timely, renew, or pay the required fee may be precluded from enforcing a lien for assessments.

All associations are required to register. 

  • An association’s Initial Registration Fee is $30.00 (this fee applies to any association registering for the first time). 
  • An association’s Renewal Fee is $30.00 (this applies to any association that has been previously registered with the Division). 
  • An association with annual revenue less than $5,000.00 is NOT required to pay a registration/renewal fee. 
  • All fees are non-refundable. 

Check Your Association Registration

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CCIOA & Association Registration Laws

Two different accounts are required to create an initial association account. 

The first type of account is called the HOA account.  This account is for the association and registration will provide you with a registration number (HOA.0000XXXXX). 

The second type of account is called the Designated Agent Account.  The Designated Agent is an individual or company that the board of an association designates to be responsible for the registration and subsequent renewal of an association’s registration with the Division. There are no prerequisites for registering as a Designated Agent, nor is there any fee associated with the registration for a Designated Agent account.  This account will provide you with a Designated Agent registration number (DA.0000XXXXX). For more information on creating a Designated Agent account, see “How Do I Become A Designated Agent” section below. 

To register for a new HOA account: 

  1. Collect the following information to complete the HOA profile:
    1. Name of the association,
    2. Address of the association,
    3. Colorado Secretary of State ID number, date of incorporation, and type of entity (i.e. corporation, LLC) for the association,
    4. Type of community (i.e. condominium, planned development, or cooperative) for the association,
    5. Number of units located in the community,
    6. Whether the association is self-managed or professionally managed, 
    7. Designated Agent name, address, telephone number, and email address, and
    8. Whether the annual revenue collected by the association is more or less than $5000.00.  Annual revenue is defined as gross revenue (i.e. before any expense are paid by the association). 
  2. Visit: www.colorado.gov/dre/licensing to create the HOA profile (“HOA”) for the association.
  3. Click “Register” next to “Don’t Have An Account?” to begin.
  4. Select “Individual” under “Register as”, and select “No”.
  5. Set up your account information. Create your User ID/Password and enter the information for the HOA account.
  6. Once the account has been set up, you will see a pop-up message stating that there is an issue with the account and your email address must be verified.  Please visit the email inbox for the email address you provided during registration and open the email from the Division of Real Estate to click on the verification link.  If you do not see an email in your email inbox, please check your email’s spam mailbox.  Note: The email will be delivered from dre-no-reply@state.co.us
  7. After email verification, return to the registration process in your newly created account.
  8. Select “Online services” in the upper right corner and click on “Create/Continue Application for NEW License” under “Apply for a NEW License”.
  9. “Select Homeowners Association” to expand the list of license applications.
  10. Select “Home Owners Association” on the list of license applications. 
  11. Verify that you are applying for the correct license.  (Read message popup: This application is for the HOA and requires certain information).  Select “Next” in lower left side of window. 
  12. Answer all required questions which are indicated by an asterisk (*).
  13. If you are ready to associate a Designated Agent with the HOA Account at this time, when prompted, select the blue “Add” button.  If you have not created a Designated Agent account yet, skip steps 14-19 below, and later, Connect a New Designated Agent to your HOA account. 
  14. On the popup page, entitled “License Lookup” you may search for the Designated Agent.  Searching for the Designated Agent license number is the easiest way to look up the Designated Agent (just the numbers, do not include “DA”). Generally, searching by first and last name is the next quickest way to locate your Designated Agent registration.
  15. Once you have located the new Designated Agent, select the blue “Add”, then select the blue “OK” button.
  16. Confirm your Designated Agent selection and select “OK” in the lower left of the window. 
  17. Again, confirm the Designed Agent selection and select “Next” in the lower left of the window. 
  18. On the next screen, you may skip the “Employer Info” page (question 33) by selecting the “Next” button in the lower left side of the screen. 
  19. Complete the required questions which are indicated by an asterisk (*) on the “Agent Role” screen and select “Next” in the lower left of the window. 
  20. Complete the required question and provide a “Secondary Contact” by selecting the blue “Add” button. 
  21. Confirm the Secondary Contact Info on the next screen and select “Next”. 
  22. Complete the “Attestation” and select “Next” in the lower left side of the window. 
  23. Confirm the accuracy of the information you have provided and select “Finish” in the lower left side of window.  You will be directed to a confirmation page. 
  24. If a payment is due, it will state so on the next page.  Make payment if necessary. 
  25. Once payment has been confirmed by the Division of Real Estate, to receive your license information, select “Home” in the upper right corner.  Then, select “License Information” tab to receive your HOA Account license number.  Write this number down and then log out of the account (top of the window above the State of Colorado/DORA logo).
  26. Contact the Program Assistant for the HOA Information & Resource Center, Amanda Lopez at amanda.lopez@state.co.us, for further assistance.

Creating an HOA Account Tutorial

  1. Visit: www.colorado.gov/dre/licensing to create the Designated Agent profile (“DA”).
  2. Click “Register” next to “Don’t Have An Account?” to begin.
  3. Select “Individual” under “Register as”, and select “No”.
  4. Set up your account information. Create your User ID/Password and enter your personal information for the Designated Agent account.
  5. Once the account has been set up, you will see a pop-up message stating that there is an issue with the account and your email address must be verified.  Please visit the email inbox for the email address you provided during registration and open the email from the Division of Real Estate to click on the verification link.  If you do not see an email in your email inbox, please check your email’s spam mailbox.  Note: The email will be delivered from dre-no-reply@state.co.us
  6. After email verification, return to the registration process in your newly created account.
  7. Select “Online services” in the upper right corner and click on “Create/Continue Application for NEW License” under “Apply for a NEW License”.
  8. Select Homeowners Association on the list of license applications.
  9. Select Designated Agent and verify that you are applying for the correct license (Read message popup: This is not the application to register an HOA).  Select “Next” in lower left side of window. 
  10. Answer all required questions which are indicated by an asterisk (*).
  11. Confirm the accuracy of the information you have provided and select “Finish” in the lower left side of window.  You will be directed to a confirmation page stating that no payment is required. 
  12. To receive your license information, select “Home” in the upper right corner.  Then, select “License Information” tab to receive your Designated Agent license number.  Write this number down and then log out of the account (top of the window above the State of Colorado/DORA logo).
  1. Visit: www.colorado.gov/dre/licensing to log into the association’s HOA account. 
  2. Select “Online services” in the upper right corner and click on “Renew/Reinstate Your License” under Renew Your License.
  3. Select “Start”.
  4. Complete/confirm information in the questionnaire.
  5. Once you have finished the questionnaire, you will need to click “Add to Invoice” to begin the fee payment process.
  6. On the next screen, you will be able to submit payment. Click the green button “Pay Invoice” which will allow you to pay your fee by check or credit card.

Associations are required to update any new or changed information associated with an HOA account within ninety (90) days of the change.  This includes changed contact information or Designated Agent changes.  To change the Designated Agent that is associated with an actively registered HOA account, follow the directions below:

  1. Visit: www.colorado.gov/dre/licensing to log into the association’s HOA account.
  2. Log into the HOA account. 
  3. Select “Online services” in the upper right corner and click on “Add / Remove Designated Agent” under “Employment/License Status Updates”.
  4. Select “Start”.
  5. Click the “Edit” icon to remove an existing Designated Agent.
  6. Select “Inactive” to remove the existing Designated Agent.
  7. Select “ok”.
  8. Select the blue “Add” button to identify the new Designated Agent.
  9. Search for the new Designated Agent.  Searching for the Designated Agent license number is the easiest way to look up the Designated Agent (just the numbers, do not include “DA”). Generally, searching by first and last name is the next quickest way to locate your Designated Agent registration.
  10. Once you have located the new Designated Agent, select the blue “Add”, then select the blue “OK” button.
  11. Select “Next”.
  12. Select “Finish”.
  13. Log out of the HOA account.
  1. Visit: www.colorado.gov/dre/licensing to log into the association’s HOA account.
  2. Log into the HOA account. 
  3. Click on “More Online Services”. 
  4. Select “Online services” in the upper right corner and select “Update HOA License Information” under “Employment/License Status Updates”. 
  5. Select “Start”. 
  6. Click through the pages to update any relevant association information. 
  7. Select “Finish” to submit the HOA license information changes. 
  8. Log out of the HOA Account. 
  1. Visit: www.colorado.gov/dre/licensing to log into the association’s HOA account.
  2. Log into the HOA account. 
  3. Click on “More Online Services”. 
  4. Select “Online services” in the upper right corner and select “Update HOA License Information” under “Employment/License Status Updates”. 
  5. Select “Start”. 
  6. Click through the pages to update any relevant association information. 
  7. Select “Finish” to submit the HOA license information changes. 
  8. Log out of the HOA Account. 
  1. Visit: www.colorado.gov/dre/licensing to log into the association’s HOA account.
  2. Log into the HOA account. 
  3. Click on “More Online Services”. 
  4. Select “Online services” in the upper right corner and select “Update HOA License Information” under “Employment/License Status Updates”. 
  5. Select “Start”. 
  6. Click through the pages to update any relevant association information. 
  7. Select “Finish” to submit the HOA license information changes. 
  8. Log out of the HOA Account. 
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If you are not able to log into your account, visit www.colorado.gov/dre/licensing and select “Forgot Password?” or “Forgot User ID?” below the blue Login button and follow the prompts.

If this is unsuccessful, you can reset your password by completing the web-form below: 

  1. If you are requesting an HOA/association account password reset, please locate your association’s Colorado Secretary of State ID number to include in your request for validation purposes (you may search for your association’s Colorado Secretary of State ID number here). 
  2. Complete the form below. 
  3. Your request will be processed and you will receive a generic password that will allow you to access the account and change your password after you log in.  
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