Arizona HOA complaint filing fee returns to $550

As of April 1, 2007, this past Monday, the Arizona filing fee for a single count HOA complaint returns to $550 again; multiple counts remains $2,000.   I just discovered this change today, without any feedback or notice from DFBLS, just a posting on its web site. 

 THIS IS A WIN FOR US!

As I wrote relating to homeowners filing numerous counts for unrelated violations, just file 1 very narrow complaint like a failure to act in good faith, or a violation of a particular statute or declaration provision.  Later, you can file a second or a third complaint on different violations — and don’t forget to ask for fees paid and penalties against intential violations by the HOA.  That could easily be $$1,100 or $1,650 in penalties agains tthe HOA.

Of course, the response to my review request is still open, but I expect the question to be moot for now.  See,

http://www.dfbls.az.gov/OA/Downloads/HOA%20Package04012007.pdf

DEPARTMENT OF FIRE, BUILDING AND LIFE SAFETY

April 1, 2007 In 2006, the Arizona 47th Legislature passed legislation that provides the people of Arizona a venue to homeowners and condominium and planned community associations (HOA) to resolving disputes. These administrative procedures do not limit the rights of the parties to pursue matters in the legal system, but provides an alternative. This legislation became law on September 21, 2006.

PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING CHANGES EFFECTIVE APRIL 1, 2007:

    • The filing fee for a single count is $550.

    • Multiple counts are $2,000.


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  1. […] In February  2007 we saw another instance whereby the DFBLS Director took independent action to deny homeowners due process of law.  He took it upon himself to raise the filing fee from $550 to $2,000. After a substantial uproar, the single count filing fee was returned to $550.  See Arizona HOA complaint filing fee returns to $550. […]


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