Does an HOA board have to vote on every expenditure such as office supplies?

Editor’s note: Attorneys at Goede, Adamczyk, DeBoest & Cross, PLLC respond to questions about Florida community association law. The firm represents community associations throughout Florida and focuses on condominium and homeowner association law, real estate law, civil litigation, estate planning and commercial transactions.

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Q: Our board is a lot, and I am proud we consider and vote on almost everything. The problem is we spend a lot of time voting on small expenditures such as office supplies. Is there a legal way to make this easier?

R.R., Jensen Beach

A: I routinely make the statement you can delegate authority, but you can’t delegate responsibility. This means the board can delegate authority to the manager, or the president, or any other person to spend money without further board approval. Many clients will authority the

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