Membership Overview

Lake Mission Viejo Association is a Homeowners Association (HOA) and its Homeowners are subject to the Covenants, Conditions and Restrictions (CC&R's) that govern member properties. For an explanation for what an HOA is see the below description of "What is an HOA".  


Lake Membership FAQ's

Can I cancel my membership?

  • Once a property has LMVA membership it is a permanent aspect of ownership, and transfers to the new owner upon sale, as with any typical HOA.   This guarantees a stable membership base to share the costs of operating the Lake in future years and is part of the CC&R’s.


Is Membership Transferable? 

  • Membership is permanently associated with the property itself, and only current owners and occupants can have lake privileges.   Owners of rental properties have the option of using the facilities themselves or transferring those rights to tenants at the member property.  Even when lake privileges are transferred to tenant, the obligation to pay assessments remains with the legal owner. Please click here for more information about Tenant Transfer.


Are all homes in Mission Viejo Lake members?

NO. The LMVA CC&R’s dictate which homes/condominiums are eligible for LMVA membership.  The only apartments with LMVA membership are Vista del Lago.

Click here to check membership eligibility.


Lake ID Badges

All members are required to show their member ID badge every time they enter the facilities. LMVA’s ID badge references both the property and the individual through a barcode system and is issued to all members eight years old and up.  If you do not have your ID badge you will be turned away or must follow our misplaced card procedures. 

Lost or misplaced ID cards

A member who has lost or misplaced their ID badge but has other identification proving residency can purchase a temporary pass for $10 (the price of replacing a lost badge) at the Gate. This pass is good for ten days.  During that ten-day period the member has the option of:

  1. Replacing their ID pass (cost is waived if $10 was already paid at the gate). 

  2. Getting a full refund by bringing the original ID badge plus the temporary pass to the Membership office (open 8am-5pm 7 days a week) within ten days. 

ID cards and concert lottery

Members must present a valid membership badge to take part in the concert seating lottery.


What is an HOA?

A Homeowner’s Association (HOA) is the governing body of a development, usually comprising of homeowners who have volunteered to serve on the HOA board.  Members have a voice and a vote in the defined community. 
When a new homeowner buys a property governed by a homeowners association, they automatically become a member of the association.  New homeowners do not have the choice of not joining.  The purchase of the home becomes a contract with the HOA.  By purchasing that home, the homeowner agrees that they will obey all the rules and pay regular dues and any special assessments.
HOA rules are called covenants, conditions, and restrictions (CC&R’s).  Legally speaking, HOAs are corporations, that is, legal entities that can enforce contracts with their homeowners.  Homeowners in CC&R controlled developments usually pay association fees or dues as part of their membership.  HOAs primarily use the dues money for maintenance of common areas used by all the homeowners.

Day Date Events
Tuesday Oct 10th 2023 LMVA Board of Directors Meeting
Saturday Oct 14th 2023 Lake Eerie
Tuesday Oct 24th 2023 LMVA Board Elections
Tuesday Nov 14th 2023 LMVA Board of Directors Meeting
Saturday Dec 2nd 2023 Holiday Event & Annual Boat Parade
Tuesday Dec 12th 2023 LMVA Board of Directors Meeting

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