Can I be Charged a Fee for Receiving Information?
Yes. HRS § 514B-154(j) states that any fee charged to an owner “shall be reasonable”, and that the fee shall include administrative and duplicative costs and not be more than $1 per page, except for pages exceeding 8 ½ inches by 14 inches, which charge may exceed $1 per page. Many boards and managing agents charge less than the $1 per page fee.
An association may comply with the records requirements under HRS §§ 514B-154 and 154-.5, via an internet site, at no cost to each unit owner for downloading the information pursuant to HRS §§ 514B-154(g) and 154.5(e).