Miami, FL asked in Real Estate Law and Municipal Law for Florida

Q: Are Florida HOAs (chapter 720) now required to have a website the same as COAs are per chapter 718 changes as of 2018?

I read that Chapter 718 now requires condo associations to implement a website for the COA under 2018 changes to Florida law. I am president of a FL HOA governed by Chapter 720. I'm trying to locate the similar requirement under Chapter 720 law. Are HOAs also now required by law to implement a website for its membership as well? We do not have a website at this time so if it's now mandated I need to get our board to approve the cost of creating and maintaining a website through a third party hosting service...if it is now legally required for HOAs too.

1 Lawyer Answer

A: No, there is no requirement for HOAs to have a website. Chapter 720 is a little confusing because it requires a HOA to have their estoppel information on their website, but that has been interpreted to mean if they have a website it must include the estoppel information.

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