General membership is open to all dues-paying residents of the district aged eighteen or older. Membership dues are $10 for households and $5 for individuals, payable in September of each year. Household memberships shall have a maximum of two votes.
Membership is also available for businesses and not-for-profit groups, including church groups, located within the northwest section of Carbondale, with dues being $10. Each business or not-for-profit group is entitled to one vote.
The boundaries of the Northwest Carbondale Neighborhood Association are West Main Street, North Illinois Avenue, Little Crab Orchard Creek, and the northern boundary of the city of Carbondale.