Vero Beach, FL asked in Real Estate Law for Florida

Q: FL HOA LAW. Board meeting minutes.

is 30 days considered a reasonable timeframe for the minutes or draft minutes to be provided to the membership following a board meeting?

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2 Lawyer Answers
Jane Kim
Jane Kim
  • Naples, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: The unapproved minutes should be available for inspection upon written request, just like any other official record. Also, you can disseminate your own synopsis or narration of the meeting.

Barbara Billiot Stage agrees with this answer

A: The draft minutes are official records until they are converted to final form and approved. All they have to do is write "DRAFT" across them. This comes from arbitration and court rulings. There is nothing in the Florida Statutes that requires the minutes to be approved within a certain period of time but the time must be reasonable and should be done at the next board meeting (more arbitration and court rulings). A closed meeting with the attorney is to discuss pending or possible litigation -- nothing else. They should not be discussing board business or making board decisions, such as approving meeting minutes.

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