K.P. from New Haven County, Connecticut writes
Dear Mister Condo,
Mister Condo replies:
K.P., searching for specific condo laws can be a real challenge. As you know, I am not an attorney but this is a question that is often raised. The statute is C.G.S. 47-260(e), but its actual wording is this: “The association may charge a reasonable fee for providing photocopies of any records…” Many associations and managers interpret this law as meaning either the actual out-of-pocket expense of having a vendor make copies, or if the copies are made in-house, fifty cents per page. They borrow that figure from the amount state law permits local government agencies to charge for photocopies of records under the Freedom of Information Act, since that’s the statute which inspired this part of the condominium law. So Connecticut’s statute probably does permit the manager to charge fifty cents per page, but it’s not exactly accurate to say that this specific amount is “required”.
I hope that answers your question. All the best…