Thank you all for the advice. Just to clarify some things: there are no condos or town homes in our HOA. There is no assigned parking. I would guess that 90% of the homes have at least 3 car garages. There are very few that have 2 car spots. I would also guess that I have the junkiest car in the subdivision considering it is a few years old and not a luxury vehicle. We don't have city stickers or any registration outside of the state license plate sticker, so they wouldn't need to check our cars. I am a woman
. It did not specifically ask for all emails but wanted our home, work, and alternate emails along with an emergency contact email, which happens to be all the email addresses we have. Even I don't get to email my husband at work, so they will not be getting that. The HOA does not have a directory. We had one years ago and people complained about a sudden surge of prank phone calls soon after its release, so now we can't have nice things. There isn't a rule against renting or how many people can be in the home (except for city laws), but homes are very rarely rented here. I have never seen a "For Rent" sign and all the data I looked up suggests that there was one rental in 2013. We do have a pool, but it is separate from the HOA. We have to buy a membership plus additional yearly fees and we don't have to live in the HOA to buy the membership.
The only state laws I could find regarding personal information say that in 2017, a law passed that required the HOA to show a voter's name, address, email, and how we voted, if asked. I would think this would be an invasion of privacy but it is required, so there isn't much I can do. We have to write all of that information on the proxy vote anyway, so they already have it.
To reiterate, nothing I signed when I moved in said anything about this. We moved in 10 years ago and the covenants consisted of a few pages. Our last update was in 2015 and did not cover something that passed in 2017, obviously. If it said that I had to release so much personal information and make the HOA a beneficiary to my homeowners insurance, I would not have moved here. Yes, I do realize that I live in an HOA and have to abide by the rules, which is why I specifically asked if this was normal for an HOA and not if I had to abide by the rules.
The Board uses their personal email addresses and phones. The last time I contacted a board member via email, her computer became infected a month later and I had pages of spam emails every day. It is part of the reason why I am hesitant to give them any information. I don't have a problem with giving information that they need for a certain reason. They already have my email, phone #, and obviously my address. The club house requires a copy of our homeowners insurance when we rent it out in case someone gets hurt, so they technically already have that info. I don't know if they keep it on file or not. The pool knows my daughter's DOB because they only allow kids 13 and up to enter without a parent. If my daughter signed up for the community job board, she would have to give her DOB so someone didn't accidentally hire a 10 year old to babysit. But since the pool is separate and she isn't on the job board, they have no need to know her DOB. I'm going to have trouble coming up with an emergency contact. My family does not want their information given out. My husband's family travels often.
I was busy with appointments most of yesterday so my husband was supposed to call and ask about this, which he didn't do. If he doesn't bother to do it today, I think I will just fill in the information they already have on file and be done with it. Thanks again!