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Homeowners' Association Regulation Of Flags And Signs

Concerning additional protections for homeowners' freedom of expression in common interest communities under the "Colorado Common Interest Ownership Act".
2021 Regular Session
Civil Law
Local Government
Bill Summary

Current law limits the application of architectural and landscaping regulations of common interest communities (also known as HOAs) so as to require that they allow displays of the American flag, service flags such as the "blue star" and "gold star" flags, and political signs, subject to specific statutory criteria. For example, the statute allows political signs to be prohibited outright except during an election season, defined as the period from 45 days before an election to 7 days after the election.

The act simplifies and broadens these protections, requiring an HOA to permit the display of any noncommercial flag or sign at any time, subject only to reasonable, content-neutral limitations such as the number, size, or placement of the flags or signs.

(Note: This summary applies to this bill as enacted.)


Became Law


Bill Text

The effective date for bills enacted without a safety clause is August 7, 2024, if the General Assembly adjourns sine die on May 8, 2024, unless otherwise specified. Details