There are about seven hundred members of the New Forest CDA throughout the UK. There are a variety of membership options including membership for those turning out, associate membership and junior membership.
An elected committee of twenty four manage the affairs of the Association on behalf of its members. The committee liaises with many organisations connected to the New Forest, and makes regular presentments to the Verderer's Court.
New committee members are elected at the AGM in the Spring. Its officers include a President, Honorary Secretary, Honorary Treasurer, Honorary Solicitor and Honorary Veterinary Surgeon, who are also elected at the AGM.
There are also currently two members of the current committee who sit on the Young Commoners committee, and who liase between the two groups.