Frequently Asked

We’ve compiled a list of some Frequently Asked Questions below.  If you can’t find the question and/or answer you are looking for on this page or on the website, please contact Jodi Howerton, at jodi@tmvoa.org.

Q. What is Telluride Mountain Village Owners Association (“TMVOA”)?

A. Formed in 1984, TMVOA is a non-profit corporation registered with the State of Colorado and managed by a duly elected Board of Directors.  Over the last 25 years, Telluride Mountain Village Owners Association has had many different names, such as MVOA, Metro Services, MVMS, Resort Company – we are now only Telluride Mountain Village Owners Association or TMVOA.  TMVOA is made up of 4 different membership classes – Class A: Residential, Class B: Lodging, Class C: Commerical, and Class D: Mountain Member (TSG).  Per the Articles of Incorporation, TMVOA’s purpose is: “To promote the health, safety and welfare of all members of TMVOA; to establish, provide and maintain a desirable community and environment for all Owners, Lessees and Guests; and to protect and preserve the property, property values and property rights in the Telluride Mountain Village.”  Please see the Governing Documents tab to view all TMVOA’s important documents.

Q. What are the Bylaws?

A. The Bylaws are the guidelines for the operation of TMVOA. The Bylaws define the duties of the various offices of the Board of Directors, the terms of the Directors, the membership’s voting rights, required meetings and notices of meetings, and the principal office of the Association, as well as other specific items that are necessary to run the Association as a business.  The Bylaws for TMVOA may be viewed online within the Governing Documents tab of this site.

Q. What is the Board of Directors?

A. TMVOA is a corporation, therefore, a governing body is required to oversee its business. The Board of Directors is elected by the members, as specified in the Bylaws on page 3.  The Board of Directors consist of 7 directors, who must be members of TMVOA.  The TMVOA Board of Directors meet on a regular basis to conduct TMVOA business in a public forum.  All related Board of Directors’ documents, meetings dates, etc. can be found under the Board of Directors tab of this site.

Q. Are Board Meetings open to all owners? If so, where and when are they held?

A. Yes. Notice of the date, time and place of any board meeting will be noted on this site under the Calendar tab and Board of Directors tab, as well as email communications will be sent to members.  If you would like to be included in the TMVOA email distribution list, contact Jodi Howerton, at jodi@tmvoa.org.

Q. If I want to serve on the TMVOA Board, how can I get involved?

A. TMVOA’s annual elections are held in December each year. In late October, TMVOA publishes a call for candidates to notify the membership of the available Board seats.  If interested in serving on TMVOA’s Board, contact Jodi Howerton, at jodi@tmvoa.org.

Q. When is the Annual Election?

A.The annual HOA meeting, as well as the election of officials, takes place in late December / early January of each year in Mountain Village, per TMVOA’s Bylaws.  Members will receive an official written Annual Meeting notice in mid November vis USPS and the official Election Ballots in late November via USPS, so please make sure your mailing information is up to date with TMVOA. If your contact information is not up to date, please contact Jodi Howerton, at jodi@tmvoa.org.

Q. What is Real Estate Transfer Assessment (RETA)?

A. When you buy or sell any real estate in Mountain Village, you, or your title company, needs to complete the RETA Information Worksheet which needs to be submitted, along with payment, and a copy of the deed after your property sale has closed.  Certain real estate transactions are exempt from RETA, including any deed restricted property. If you think your transaction may be exempt, please contact us at tmvoa@tmvoa.org to confirm, and then complete the RETA Exemption Application.

Q. Do I have to pay RETA?

A. When you buy or sell any real estate in Mountain Village, you, or your title company, needs to complete the RETA Information Worksheet which needs to be submitted, along with payment, and a copy of the deed after your property sale has closed.  Certain real estate transactions are exempt from RETA, including any deed restricted property. If you think your transaction may be exempt, please contact us at tmvoa@tmvoa.org to confirm, and then complete the RETA Exemption Application.

Q. What is my assessment?

A. The assessment is the quarterly amount due from each owner to cover the operating expenses of TMVOA, which primarily include the operation and maintenance of the gondola, event sponsorship, grant awards, guest services and administration. The assessments are first pledged to the Town of Mountain Village’s Housing Authority Village Court Apartments bonds. Each month, TMVOA must deposit all assessment receipts into a trustee account until the Town remits its debt service obligations for VCA each December, at which time the assessments are released back to TMVAO fully unrestricted.  Assessments are due on the 30th of the month following each quarterly billing, and owners are given a 10% discount if they choose to prepay the entire annual amount of dues by the end of February each year.

Q. How is the amount of my assessment determined?

A. Owners assessments are calculated based upon the type of unit owned.

Q. Will my assessment go up?

A. There is no concrete answer to this.  The Board of Directors may approve an increased budget, increasing your assessment in order to cover increased costs of operating and maintaining the common area and sufficient reserve funds.  The Board would consider such matters during their published meetings, so be sure to make sure TMVOA has your contact information to e-mail you agendas and meeting notices by e-mailing us at tmvoa@tmvoa.org.

Q. What happens if I don’t pay my assessment?

A. Late payments will result in a late penalty and interest charges.