HOA Rules on Political Yard Signs: Homeowner Association Regulations

I've been asked a lot of questions about the upcoming political elections, and the main concern is whether or not Association members may place advertising signs in their yards.

No signs may be placed in common areas, only in  private or limited common areas.

The Colorado Common Interest Ownership Act reserves the free speech right of Association Members.  Signs are restricted in size (24" x 24" or less), to one for each ballot issue (or candidate), and most importantly: not placed before 45  days before the election and not to exceed 7 days after the lection.

I have linked you to a more elaborate explanation with this website. Please note that you DO have rights to display political signs!  The writer of the attached link (in 2012) was not allowed to in her state..

Comment /Source

Tracey Heritage

Tracey had been licensed as an Associate Broker, then Managing Broker from 2004 to 2013. At the time this designation was what was required to manage Homeowner Associations.  She worked with Monument Realty from 2002 to 2007 in the Property Management department.  At that time, Monument discontinued this department and Tracey opened Heritage Property Management.  Her development of a website data base on-line for HOA information was a first in the community and is still utilized today. 

Western Slope HOA Management will also utilize an on-line database.  We are encouraging e-mail as the primary form of correspondence; association fee billings, violation notices,  neighborly newsletters and general information will be shared with Owners in a timely manner.  The intention is to reduce extreme postage expenses most HOA's bear.

Tracey has been semi-retired for several years.  She completed a Veterinary Technician degree, mastered some culinary courses, writing fiction (so far unpublished!) and tending to her small flock of chickens and four dogs. 

She has noted that while regulations and requirements for Homeowner Associations have been steadily on the rise, the number of companies available to HOA's has remained stagnant.  Her desire is to maintain a small number of Associations in which to give dedicated attention to. 

Tracey completed the required CAM licensure for herself and her company in April.   

Thank you for your interest and hope we may be of service to you.