Beginning January 1, 2020, members' email addresses officially made available to an association are required to be added to the membership list information. Civil Code §5200 defines "Association records" to include membership lists with email addresses.
Opt-Out. With the steady increase in junk email, identity theft, malware and hacking, most owners do not want their email addresses made public without their permission. Fortunately, the Davis-Stirling Act allows members to opt out of the membership list pursuant to Civil Code §5220.
Request for Membership List. Association's can still restrict how membership lists are used. For example, a member cannot request the list so he/she can solicit real estate listings. The request for a membership list must be reasonably related to a member's interest as a member--not for business purposes.
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