New Resident Resources

New to Kissing Tree? Welcome home! To help make it easier for you to acclimate to life in your new community, we’ve compiled this list of tasks and resources.

New resident tasks

1. Register for this website

The first thing you’ll want to do (if you haven’t already) is register for the resident website. Once approved, you’ll be able to log in to view resident-only content on this site, including important forms you’ll need to complete to access fitness classes, events, and more. Registering for the website will also sign you up for resident-only emails from Kissing Tree Community Life.

Note: When you register for the resident site, you must agree to the Kissing Tree Resident Agreement, which lays out the rules for use of both the resident website and Kissing Tree’s amenities. 

2. Request a login to your assessment account

It’s important that you take a moment to learn about assessments, how to pay them and when they’re due. Cohere — the company behind your Kissing Tree Community Life team — uses Village Management Software (also called VMS) to manage KT assessments.

Request VMS a log-in so you can access detailed information about your assessment account (like your payment history, outstanding balances, etc.) as well as to set up ACH payments to ensure your assessments are paid on time every month.

3. Request Vehicular Gate Access

A top priority after you’re approved for the resident website is to request windshield tags. You’ll need them to drive your vehicle into and out of the community. Each household is limited to a total of two free car tags and one free golf cart tag per household (full details are covered in the policy). 

4. Request a name tag

Making friends is a way of life at Kissing Tree. Submit this form and we’ll create a custom name tag that introduces you and your personal interests to your new neighbors. They’re great to wear at community events.

5. Request Fitness Access

If you’d like to use KT’s fitness amenities, fill out the fitness access request form. This will trigger your access to Brivo Mobile Pass, used to open the doors and gates to the Fitness and Swim Center, as well as Mindbody, which is how you sign up for fitness classes.

6. Activate your golf club account

After you close on your home, activate your golf club account  so that you can charge food and beverage purchases, as well as golf fees. Each month you’ll receive a statement via email, which you can pay online through the Golf Club account website.  Accounts with past due balances may be suspended until outstanding charges are paid.

7. Bookmark the site

This resident website is different from Kissing Tree’s marketing site, so be sure to bookmark it for easy access. If you’d like to add a website icon to your phone or mobile device’s home screen, follow these directions:

  • iPhone/iPad: Access the website through Safari, then tap the share button (a little arrow pointing up) and tap “add to home screen.”
  • Android: Access the website through Chrome, tap on the three vertical dots in the top-right corner, tap “add to home screen” and then tap “add automatically.”


After you’ve settled in, review these resources to help you get better acquainted with your new community.

design review

The individuality of your home is key to neighborhood character, but we all have different tastes and styles. The design review process provides consistency in the quality of exterior home modifications that Kissing Tree residents wish to make.

Check out the design review page for full details, including a link to the design review application.

Community governance

Kissing Tree has one association and two sub-associations with different governing documents, fee schedules, rules, and regulations: The Kissing Tree Master Community, Cottages Condominiums, and Villas Condominiums.

Head over to the governance webpage for detailed information on each entity.

Community standards

Kissing Tree has specific community standards on the books to keep your community (and your property value) desirable now and into the future. Dive into more information on our community standards page.

Resident-led groups

What’s better than connecting with others who share your interests? From books to beer and everything in between, Kissing Tree has a host of resident-led groups and clubs to fit most interests.


Not only is recycling good for the environment but it keeps our community free and clear of trash. We have recycling schedules and guides in PDF form, but Texas Disposal System’s Waste Wizard has an online pickup calendar that updates in real time. 

Community concern form

We need everyone’s help to maintain your community’s unique character and high-quality standards.

As a resident, you can help by reporting issues that affect the whole community, like community landscape, amenities, and compliance.

Just fill out this fully online community concern form, and include a photo if you have one that will help.

Renting your house?

Per Kissing Tree’s Home Rental Policy, leases must be a minimum of six months — short term-rentals are prohibited.

Each time a new lease is signed on a property in Kissing Tree, the homeowner or property management company must complete the new tenant registration form.

Additionally, the city of San Marcos requires all long-term residential rental properties within the city limits to register with the city.

Website Orientations

Register for a website orientation to learn about navigating through the resident website and registering for events. Bring a device you use most often and the Community Life team will help to answer your questions.

Coffee with the ED

Coffee with the Executive Director happens on the first Wednesday of every month. Join in for an unstructured hour where you can ask questions and listen to community updates at Independence Hall.

Other helpful info:

Contact Us

We — your Kissing Tree Community Life team — are here to answer any questions you might have. Here’s a list of contacts in case you need to reach us.

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