Records Not Subject to Inspection
Adams Stirling PLC


The following records are not subject to inspection by members (see Civ. Code §4935 and §5215):

  • interior architectural plans of homes,
  • audit management representation letters,
  • board packets and manager reports, 
  • disciplinary actions, collection activities, or payment plans of other owners,
  • email between directors,
  • executive session minutes,
  • legal invoices,
  • information privileged by law, such as documents subject to attorney-client privilege or relating to litigation in which the association is or may become involved, and confidential settlement agreements,
  • bids and contract proposals,
  • personal information, including social security number, tax id number, driver's license number, credit card account numbers, bank account number, and bank routing number,
  • personnel records (other than salaries),
  • correspondence between members, vendors or others with the board (unless a letter is used as evidence in a disciplinary action against another owner, in which case the disciplined owner has a right to see it)
  • records likely to lead to identity theft,
  • records likely to lead to fraud,
  • records reasonably likely to compromise the privacy of an individual member (Civ. Code §5215(a)(4))

See Records Subject to Inspection.

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