FOIA Advisor

Q&A: Carry me home to Virginia

Q&A (2015-16)Allan BlutsteinComment

Q.  Does the FOIA apply to homeowners associations in Virginia?

A.  An HOA is not likely to be subject to Virginia's FOIA, which applies to public (not private) bodies.  Similarly, the federal FOIA applies to government agencies, not private entities.  Please note that Virginia real estate laws might provide access to certain HOA records.  We can only recommend that you consult with a real estate lawyer licensed in Virginia for authoritative legal advice.