Can the HOA take pictures of your home whenever they want to?

I have only been living in my new subdivision for a few weeks now. I have noticed that the HOA president keeps driving by and taking pictures of the front of my house and the garage, but she didn't ask my permission. Can the HOA take pictures of your home whenever they want to?

Shannon Martin · Updated on
Reviewed by Shannon Martin, Licensed Insurance Agent.
The short answer is yes, the HOA (homeowners association) that you are a member of can take pictures of the exterior of your home usually whenever they want to. Look at the bylaws that apply to your community—it will state what the HOA can and can’t do.
Since you are so new to the area, they may be documenting the current state of the residence if you are not in compliance with specific bylaws. They can also keep a record of what your home looks like now in case you break the rules in the future.
The HOA community creates and votes on the rules. Makes friends with your neighbors and lobby to get a spot on the voting comity. If other members don’t like that the HOA can take pictures of the homes, you can have a hand in changing the rules for everyone.
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