A homeowners’ association or HOA is an organization composed of property owners that makes and enforces rules for the properties and residents within its jurisdiction. Property owners may be required to be members of the HOA and pay certain dues, assessments, or other fees. Typically, an HOA is run by a governing board, elected by the HOA members. While commonly referred to as “HOAs”, Texas law uses the term “property owners’ associations.”
A management certificate is a document recorded with the county that provides information about the management of a property owners’ association (commonly known as an HOA). Section 209.004 of the Texas Property Code requires the management certificate to contain certain information. To find out more, click the link below.
SB 1588 from the 2021 Texas legislative session requires the Texas Real Estate Commission (TREC) to establish a database to accept management certificates from property owners’ associations—those governed by Chapter 209 of the Texas Property Code—by December 1, 2021, and requires that information be made available to the public.
This bill requires property owners’ associations (commonly known as HOAs) that have filed a management certificate or amended management certificate with the county clerk as required by law on or before December 1, 2021, to electronically file their management certificate (or an amended management certificate) with TREC no later than June 1, 2022. For any management certificate or amended management certificate filed with the county clerk after December 1, 2021, HOAs will be required to file the certificate with TREC within 7 days.