Can the Condo Board Require Visitor Sign In?

M.T. from outside of Connecticut writes:

Dear Mister Condo,

Does a condominium board have the right to make my visitors sign in and out at the concierge desk even when I say I do not want this?

Mister Condo replies:

M.T., yes, the association has the right to know who is on the property. Even though you own your unit, you do not own the common grounds, which are subject to the rules and regulations of the association, which is governed by your Board. Many associations require not only names but also vehicle information of visitors. Condominium associations are not public property. The association has a right, and often a need, to know who is on the property and for what purpose. All the best!

One thought on “Can the Condo Board Require Visitor Sign In?

  1. Maybe not in Connecticut, but in most states owners DO own an equal share of the “common elements, appurtenances and amenities thereto” of the community. The CC&Rs, especially if it’s a gated or access-controlled DR community, can stipulate a requirement for sign-in to visit the property or at BOD meetings – and most do, even in multi-use hi-rises. But if the docs are silent, sign-ins may be open season and not enforceable. The COA should research their docs.

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