In response to Richard Mills comments, he is right in the fact that most HOA are Non-Profits. A homeowners association is typically a non-profit corporation that is created by a developer when a community is in the planning stages. Membership in a homeowner association is mandatory, and you automatically become a member upon purchasing a home in the subdivision (you should get a chance to review the Bylaws of the HOA). The association is governed by a board of directors. Incorporated homeowner associations are typically subject to state laws governing non-profit corporations. The purpose of a homeowners assoication is: To maintain and enhance property values through enforcing the covenants and maintenance of the common areas.
We have no way of knowing what your specific HOA will do in regards to your request, I would give them a call and speak with them directly. Like many things, opinions vary and may come down to their decision on what to charge you. You are always free to seek legal counsel and challenge if that is something you want to look into.
Hope this helps.
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