Save money with a website for your California Condo or HOA
Thanks to new Civil Code Section 4045(a)(5) added in 2022

Summary

How much does one mailer cost your association? Between printing, postage, and labor to stuff envelopes, a single mailer can cost hundreds of dollars.

It is now finally possible to reduce some of those costly mailers to your association, and instead post the content to your condo association's Internet Website! New Civil Code Section 4045(a)(5), added in 2022, allows condo associations to use their websites for general notices so long as it is stated in your Annual Policy Statement.

A website for your California condominium association or homeowner association, powered by CondoSites (yes, we serve HOAs too), is a valuable and effective tool to provide communication, resources, information, and education for the association. It's a 24/7 resource that's available globally, and now it can even save your association money. Additionally, more of your owners and renters are coming to expect these tools – saving them from having to call/email management or volunteer board members.

Let's Get Legal...

Below is an excerpt from California Civil Code.

You can read the information on the California Legislative Information website here.

Civil Code - CIV
ARTICLE 1. Preliminary Provisions [4000 - 4070] ( Article 1 added by Stats. 2012, Ch. 180, Sec. 2. )
(CODING: Words Emphasis added for convenience.)

4045. (a) If a provision of this act requires “general delivery” or “general notice,” the document shall be provided by one or more of the following methods:

  1. Any method provided for delivery of an individual notice pursuant to Section 4040.
  2. Inclusion in a billing statement, newsletter, or other document that is delivered by one of the methods provided in this section.
  3. Posting the printed document in a prominent location that is accessible to all members, if the location has been designated for the posting of general notices by the association in the annual policy statement prepared pursuant to Section 5310.
  4. If the association broadcasts television programming for the purpose of distributing information on association business to its members, by inclusion in the programming.
  5. If the association maintains an internet website for the purpose of distributing information on association business to its members, by posting the notice on the association's internet website in a prominent location that is accessible to all members if designated as a location for posting general notices in the annual policy statement prepared pursuant to Section 5310.

(b) Notwithstanding subdivision (a), if a member requests to receive general notices by individual delivery, all general notices to that member, given under this section, shall be delivered pursuant to Section 4040. The option provided in this subdivision shall be described in the annual policy statement prepared pursuant to Section 5310.

(Amended by Stats. 2021, Ch. 640, Sec. 4. (SB 392) Effective January 1, 2022.)

Save money with a website for your California Condo or HOA
Thanks to new Civil Code Section 4045(a)(5) added in 2022

Summary

How much does one mailer cost your association? Between printing, postage, and labor to stuff envelopes, a single mailer can cost hundreds of dollars.

It is now finally possible to reduce some of those costly mailers to your association, and instead post the content to your condo association's Internet Website! New Civil Code Section 4045(a)(5), added in 2022, allows condo associations to use their websites for general notices so long as it is stated in your Annual Policy Statement.

A website for your California condominium association or homeowner association, powered by CondoSites (yes, we serve HOAs too), is a valuable and effective tool to provide communication, resources, information, and education for the association. It's a 24/7 resource that's available globally, and now it can even save your association money. Additionally, more of your owners and renters are coming to expect these tools – saving them from having to call/email management or volunteer board members.

Let's Get Legal...

Below is an excerpt from California Civil Code.

You can read the information on the California Legislative Information website here.

Civil Code - CIV
ARTICLE 1. Preliminary Provisions [4000 - 4070] ( Article 1 added by Stats. 2012, Ch. 180, Sec. 2. )
(CODING: Words Emphasis added for convenience.)

4045. (a) If a provision of this act requires “general delivery” or “general notice,” the document shall be provided by one or more of the following methods:

  1. Any method provided for delivery of an individual notice pursuant to Section 4040.
  2. Inclusion in a billing statement, newsletter, or other document that is delivered by one of the methods provided in this section.
  3. Posting the printed document in a prominent location that is accessible to all members, if the location has been designated for the posting of general notices by the association in the annual policy statement prepared pursuant to Section 5310.
  4. If the association broadcasts television programming for the purpose of distributing information on association business to its members, by inclusion in the programming.
  5. If the association maintains an internet website for the purpose of distributing information on association business to its members, by posting the notice on the association's internet website in a prominent location that is accessible to all members if designated as a location for posting general notices in the annual policy statement prepared pursuant to Section 5310.

(b) Notwithstanding subdivision (a), if a member requests to receive general notices by individual delivery, all general notices to that member, given under this section, shall be delivered pursuant to Section 4040. The option provided in this subdivision shall be described in the annual policy statement prepared pursuant to Section 5310.

(Amended by Stats. 2021, Ch. 640, Sec. 4. (SB 392) Effective January 1, 2022.)



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Domain Registration and Renewal
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Content Management Training
Free Upgrades
  SSL Encryption
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Password Protection
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Unlimited Document Uploads
Mass Email
Calendar
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Dues Payment Options
One-Click Hub Navigation
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When Paid Annually

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$65 per month

When Paid Quarterly

All inclusive price - regardless of your association's size.
No setup fees, domain fees, long term contracts, hidden charges, or termination fees.
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Our Founder...

Our founder, Jason King, has been a web developer since 1998. Jason's condo experience spans over 18 years in California and Washington state ‐ including serving on five condo boards (president to three, and all other officer positions). He also worked for three years as a property manager to a small condominium in Washington. Finally, he is the co-founder of SD CAN-DO, the San Diego Community Association Network of Directors and Officers. This experience brings a powerful solution developed by someone who knows the industry.

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Founder, Jason King

Our founder, Jason King, has been a web developer since 1998. Jason's condo experience spans over 18 years in California and Washington state ‐ including serving on five condo boards (president to three, and all other officer positions). He also worked for three years as a property manager to a small condominium in Washington. Finally, he is the co-founder of SD CAN-DO, the San Diego Community Association Network of Directors and Officers. This experience brings a powerful solution developed by someone who knows the industry.

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Testimonials...

  Our condominium was directly in the path of Hurricane Dorian and the stress level for residents and staff was almost mind-numbing. Since we were shutting down all of our phones and computers, I had already directed residents to use the website, as updates would be posted there. Imagine my surprise when I got an email from CondoSites announcing they had posted Newsboard Articles with links to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) hurricane tracker and contact information on power outages and restoration plans from our local electric utility. And all without me having to do anything. After the storm, many residents commented on the website and its helpfulness. Thank you to the CondoSites staff for their proactive ‐ and thoughtful ‐ work on our behalf during this difficult process.  

  • T. Erickson, Manager
  • The Princess Condominium
  • Jensen Beach, FL

  CondoSites has everything we were looking for in providing a website for our 144 owners. It was very easy to get up and running and Jason's continuous support and knowledge was outstanding. Our owners are now active users and supporters, including the early naysayers. We keep the content fresh and timely to keep website users coming back on a daily and weekly basis.  

  • D McKillop, Website Administrator
  • Fairway Bend
  • Sarasota, FL

  I'm impressed by very few things in life. One of those things is efficiency along with speed. CondoSites qualifies for both.  

  • S. Nieschawer, Website Administrator
  • Briarwood at Indian Spring
  • Boynton Beach, FL

More questions?

  Call me. I'll build your community a website that will be a breeze for you to manage and a delight for everyone – your board, residents, and realtors – to use.   - Jason King, Founder