HOA Member’s Demand for the Association’s Membership List Requires a “Proper Purpose”

A topic that is frequently the subject of controversy between a homeowners’ association and an individual homeowner is the right of the homeowner to inspect and/or obtain a copy of the Association’s list of members (“Membership List”). The typical association Membership List includes a member’s name, property address, and mailing address. Phone numbers and emails are not generally part of the Membership List, unless specifically provided for in state statutes or an association’s governing documents.