Update Regarding Application Fees for CIC Association Registrations 

Update Regarding Application Fees for CIC Association Registrations 

Common Interest Community Board 

Update Regarding Application Fees for CIC Association Registrations

In March 2015, the Common Interest Community Board (“the Board”) adopted a temporary change in the registration renewal filing fees for all common interest community associations from a staggered fee (based on the number of lots/units in the community)--ranging from $30 to $170--to a flat fee of $10 regardless of community size. In 2017, the Board voted to expand the temporary fee reduction to include applications for initial registration of common interest communities, making the application fee for initial registration $10. These temporary registration fees are set to expire on June 30, 2020.  

During the 2019 Session of the General Assembly, the legislature enacted two measures that also changed the Board’s financial position. First, the agency put forward a bill to eliminate the statutorily-mandated gross assessment income fee* that associations were required to pay annually, thereby reducing the amount of revenue collected by the Board. A separate change in the law required surplus monies in DPOR accounts, including the Common Interest Community Management Information Fund (“the Fund”), to be sequestered into a reserve account for certain designated expenses.

At its March 12, 2020, meeting, the Board reviewed the current financial position of the Fund, along with projected revenue and expenses for upcoming years, and determined that continuation of the temporary reduction of initial registration and renewal fees is no longer feasible. 

Accordingly, on July 1, 2020, the initial registration and renewal fees for associations will revert back to the staggered fee previously established in regulation. The initial registration and registration renewal fees are as follows:

Number of Lots/Units  Application Fee  Renewal Fee 
1-50 $45 $30
51-100 $65 $50
101-200 $100 $80
201-500 $135      $115
501-1000 $145 $130
1001-5000 $165 $150
5001+ $180 $170

Any application for initial registration of an association, or renewal of a registration, received on or after July 1, 2020, will be subject to the fee schedule outlined above.

*Prior to July 1, 2019, associations were required to pay .05% of their gross assessment income, with a minimum of $10 and a maximum of $1,000, with each annual report filing, in addition to the application and renewal fees.