Generally, if you are not the developer, who is typically covered under an exemption, the HOA dues are almost certainly required to be paid. You are a member of the HOA, so you have a vote in the community. If you want to propose that your board of directors adopt a phased or variable dues structure based on the number of amenities, whether a lot is vacant or developed, etc., you should contact them. But I would expect that the dues will remain the same for everyone. If you appreciate an answer, please give thumbs up. For the most helpful answer, please say thanks with a best answer click.