FLORIDA HOMEOWNERS' ASSOCIATION INFORMATION
The information provided by HOPB is for educational purposes only and it's not meant to provide or to be construed as legal advice. Any legal questions, should be directed to your attorney. We cannot respond to questions regarding the law.
GOVERNMENT AGENCIES & RESOURCES
Common HOA questions by Florida homeowners - The answers were crafted by active legal professionals in an effort to provide information on the most common questions by Florida homeowners.
Florida Attorney General - The office of the attorney general plays an important role in protecting the state's citizens.
Florida Department of State - Information on elections, businesses, licensing, and securities.
Find an HOA’s contact information - Homeowners can enter the name of the HOA community or subdivision to find the association’s contact information and corporation documents, such as the articles of incorporation.
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development - (HUD) - Is the federal agency “responsible for national policy and programs that address America's housing needs, that improve and develop the Nation's communities, and enforce fair housing laws.”
Florida Commission of Human Relations - Responsible for enforcing the state’s civil rights laws for the people of Florida.
Florida Department of Agriculture - The agency provides leadership on food, agriculture, natural resources, and related issues.
PRIVATE SECTOR RESOURCES
Database of State Incentives for Renewables & Efficiency - Find solar access policies and incentives
HOA LAWS & REGULATIONS
Homeowners’ Guide to Florida Laws - A guide to help HOA members understand the laws that govern associations in Florida.
Federal Laws - In addition to state law regulations, the federal government has laws that govern the operation and management of common interest communities in the state of Florida.
Direct access to Florida Administrative Rules, Law, Code & Register
Florida Fair Housing Act - Chapter 760 - This law protects Floridians from housing discrimination based on race, sex, pregnancy, disability, nationality, religion, color or familial status. For more information or file a housing discrimination complaint please visit the Florida Commission on Human Relations.
Florida Homeowners’ Association Act, Fla. Stat. §720.001, et. seq - the statute which governs the formation, management, powers, and operation of HOAs is Florida’s law specifically applying to not-for-profit organizations operating residential homeowners associations in Florida. Fla. Stat. §720.302(1).
The Florida Condominium Act, Fla. Stat. §718.001, et. seq governs the formation, management, powers, and operation of condominium associations in Florida.
Florida Not for Profit Corporation Act, Fla. Stat. §617.01011, et. seq. Homeowners associations in Florida must be organized as non-profit corporations. Fla. Stat. §720.302(1). Nonprofit corporations in Florida are governed by the Florida Not for Profit Corporation Act with regard to corporate structure and procedure. Condo Associations may organize as either for-profit or not-for-profit corporations. Fla. Stat. §718.111(1)(a).
The Florida Cooperative Act recognizes and provides a legal framework relating to cooperative ownership of real estate in Florida.
2018 Legislative Changes Applicable to Condominiums - Committee Substitute for Committee Substitute for Committee Substitute for House Bill No. 841
Community Association Management Chapter 468, Part 8
Section 718.5012 (10), Florida Statutes - Condominium board elections monitoring by the Office of the Condominium Ombudsman.
Office of the Condominium Ombudsman
2601 Blair Stone Road
Tallahassee, Fl 32399-1008
Ft. Lauderdale Office:
Office of the Condominium Ombudsman
1400 W. Commercial Boulevard, Suite 185-J
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33309-3791
Spanish Inquiries: 954.202.3235