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Community Fees

Hilton Head POA HOA FeesMany of the neighborhoods in Hilton Head Island, Bluffton and the surrounding Lowcountry are privately owned communities, often referred to as Plantations or Resorts.  As they are privately owned, each one pays for the community up-keep and maintenance, roads, staffing, review boards and various other amenities such as bike paths, security, public pools and fitness centers.  As a result, each community may have its own set of fees for property owners.  Such fees may include a combination of the following:

  • HOA (or POA) Fees:  This is the overall fee for owning a property within a private community to cover the community’s annual operating budget.  An HOA/POA may be differentiated between improved and unimproved properties.  Generally, an improved property is a lot with a home built on it while an unimproved property is an undeveloped lot.
  • Capital Improvement Fees, Enhancement Fees and Special Assessments:  These are additional fees used to pay for community projects and enhancements such as a new club house or major improvements and renovations.  Capital Improvement fees are usually an upfront, one-time fee for new homeowners and Enhancement Fees or Special assessments are generally approved by the board for a distinct period of time and are not permanent fees.
  • Transfer Fees:  Many communities, developers and towns have a transfer fee which is charged to the seller of a property when it is sold. Also known as reconveyance fees, recovery fees, capital recovery fees, or resale fees, a private transfer fee is a charge that is required to be paid to a developer, town or HOA at closing each time a property is sold. The transfer fee is attached to the property as a covenant.
  • Initiation/Administrative Fees:  An initiation fee is billed to the buyer of a property and is usually for administrative costs.
  • Membership Fees:  Many communities have golf, tennis, club or social memberships available to residents.  These fees pay for a multitude of amenities offers specifically by the club. Some communities require memberships while others make it optional.
  • Minimum Food and Beverage:  Some communities with a club restaurant require a minimum food and beverage purchase.

 

Below is a list of most Community HOA/POA Fees along with any transfer and initiation fees*:

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CommunityPOA ImprovedPOA UnimprovedTransfer/Other FeesLast Updated
Belfair$14,980 annually.$14,980 annually.$19,500 one-time initiation fee.June 17, 2017
Berkeley Hall$17,855 annually.$17,855 annually.$17,855 one-time initiation fee. $6,935- National Golf Membership feeJune 17, 2017
Callawassie$1,850 annually, plus additional $460 per quarter for Heron Walk properties only.$1,840 annually, plus additional $460 per quarter for Heron Walk properties only.$15,000 one-time initiation fee, plus a $735 monthly membership fee required. Unlimited golf for an additional $300 per month month or pay-as-you-play golf for $60 per round.June 17, 2017
Colleton River$18,025 annually$18,025 annuallyAnnual Fee is $14,925+$3,100(annual contribution for non-capital)=$18,025June 17, 2017
Crescent$1,350 annually.$1,350 annually.One-time $225 closing processing fee , with additional $50 fee for shortsales or foreclosures. One-time mailbox fee of $75. AND One-time $40 Gate transmitter feeJune 17, 2017
Eagles Pointe$1,260 annually, paid in quarterly installments of $315.Not applicable.$100 one-time initiation fee. 47.25/Quarter for optional trash serviceJune 17, 2017
Farm at Buckwalter$754 annually.Not applicable.One-time transfer fee of 1/4 of 1% of sales price.June 17, 2017
Forest BeachOptional, $95 annually.Optional, $95 annually.None.June 17, 2017
Hampton Hall$3,850 annually, paid in monthly installments of $320.83$3080 annually, paid in monthly installments of $256.67One-time social membership fee of $4,000. One-time partial fund contribution fee of $789.50. June 17, 2017
Hampton Lake$3,376.33 annually.$3,376.33 annually.One-time capital contribution fee of $2,000. Please note, Hampton Lake has 3 separate areas Prices may very based on community area. June 17, 2017
Hampton Pointe$1,068 annually. Billed $89.00/monthly$1,068 annually. Billed $89.00/monthlyOne-time capital contribution fee of $2000. One-time transfer fee equal to two months of assessments at $89 per month. One-time processing fee of $35. One-time fee for Resale Certificate is about $250, but can vary. Carriage Homes have additional one-time initial maintenance fee equal to two months of the exterior landscape maintenance fee of $95 per month. Villa homes have an additional one-time initial regime fee equal to two months of the regime fee at $252 per month. All fees are due at closing.August 17, 2017
Haven$2,364 annually.Not applicable.One-time transfer fee of 1/3 of 1% on sale price of re-sales, or $1000 one-time transfer fee for new homes.June 17, 2017
Hilton Head Lakes$112/Month - Golf Side $137/Month$1344 Annuallygolf side is $25 more per month. This is all you pay for water on the golf side.June 17, 2017
Hilton Head Plantation$1,376 Annually$825 AnnuallyOne-time transfer fee of 1/4 of 1% of sale price on all real estate transactions.June 17, 2017
Indigo Run$1,515 annually, plus an annual neigborhood assessment.$1,288 annually, plus an annual neigborhood assessment
The one-time initiation/transfer fee equal to two times the annual assessment, or $3,030 for homes and $2,576 for lots. $250 is added as a one-time administrative processing fee.June 17, 2017
Island West$1,350 annually.Not applicable.One-time transfer fee of 1/4 of 1% of sales price, paid to POA by seller.June 16, 2017
Lawton Station$850 annually.Not applicable.$212.50 one-time working capital fee, and a $150 one-time management fee.August 16, 2017
Leamington$2,549 annually. (Villas additional $728 Annualy )$2,549 annually.One-time transfer fee of 1/2 of 1% of sales price with a cap at $8,322.June 16, 2017
Long Cove$11,635 annually.$11,635 annually.$20,000 one-time initiation fee for a home, or $19,900 for a lot.June 16, 2017
Cypress Ridge at Mill CreekSingle Family Homes: $1,320 annually, paid in quarterly installments of $110; Townhomes: $1,980 annually, paid in quarterly installments of $165.Not applicable.One-time transfer fee of 1/2 of 1% of sales price.June 17, 2017
Moss Creek$5,334 Annualy$4,416 annually$23,000 initiation fee. Optional $1,000 activity fee or pay per activity June 17, 2017
Oldfield$7,536 annually, plus an annual neighborhood assessment may apply.$7,536 annually, plus an annual neighborhood assessment may apply.1% flat fee of the Gross Selling Price of the Unit. The Community Enhancement and Marketing Fee on any Unit transfer shall not exceed $8,000.June 17, 2017
Paddocks on Jarvis Creek$1,395 annually.$1,391 annually.Transfer fee of $1,000March 17, 2017
Palmetto Bluff$7,842 annually, plus a social and activities membership is required for an additional $3,550 annually.$7,842 annually, plus annual neighborhood assessment. A social and activities membership is required for an additional $3550 annually.$875 working capital. Transfer fee of 1% for unimproved and 3/4 of 1% for improved.June 17, 2017
Palmetto Dunes$1,725 annually.$1,725 annually.1/2 of 1% of sales price plus $200 processing fee from sellerJune 17, 2017
Palmetto Hall$1,410 annually, plus social or golf membership is required for an additional Fee.$1,058 annually, plus social or golf membership is required for an additional Fee.$125 paperwork and processing fee for homes and homesites.June 17, 2017
Port Royal$1,605 annually.$1,363 annually.Transfer fee 1/2 of 1% - 1 Time Special Club House Assesment of $2,822 Improved & $2,398 UnimprovedJune 17, 2017
Rose Dhu Creek$1,850 annually.$1,850 annually.NoneJune 17, 2017
Rose Hill$2100 annually.$1,400 annually.$1757- transfer fee plus $200 administrative feeJune 17, 2017
Sea Pines$1,028 annually.$613 annually.please note, Some areas of Sea Pines may have different fees. June 17, 2017
Shell Hall$1,600 annually.Not applicable.$1000 initiation fee for new homes only; $400 capital contrubution for new homesJune 17, 2017
Shelter Cove$1,030 annually.Not applicable.Communities have regime fees.June 17, 2017
Shipyard$910 annually.$910 annually.1/2 of 1% of sales priceJune 17, 2017
Spanish Wells$1,665 annually.$1,665 annually.NoneJune 17, 2017
Sun City$2,100 base annually, plus annual neighborhood assessment may apply. Some neigborhoods may also charge for required landscaping maintenance. Not applicable to Sun City proper. See Riverbend for unimproved POA fees in that Sun City community.1/3 of 1% of sales price - New Member Fee - resales only, $1000 Community Enhancement fee - resales only, $200 Administrative Transfer FeeJune 17, 2017
University Park$1,260 annually, paid in monthly installments of $105.Not applicable.1/2 of 1% of sales priceJune 17, 2017
Westbury Park$1,540 annually, paid in quarterly installments of $385.Not applicable.1/4 of 1% of sales price - Admin Fee $150.00June 17, 2017
WexfordTotal of $19,305 annually includingly all existing annual special assessments fees including: The Plantation enhancement fee is $1,750 annually, paid in quarterly installments of $437.50, the Golf course renovations assessment is $805 annually, paid in quarterly installments of $201.25 until payoff date of 07/20/2019, and the Clubhouse renovation assessment is $600 annually, paid in quarterly installments of $150 until payoff date of 08/30/2023. Total of $19,305 annually includingly all existing annual special assessments fees including: The Plantation enhancement fee is $1,750 annually, paid in quarterly installments of $437.50, the Golf course renovations assessment is $805 annually, paid in quarterly installments of $201.25 until payoff date of 07/20/2019, and the Clubhouse renovation assessment is $600 annually, paid in quarterly installments of $150 until payoff date of 08/30/2023. Initiation fee of $20,000 for homes, $10,000 for lots. Food and beverage minimum for all properies is $1,090 annually divided into semi-annual amounts of $545.June 17, 2017
Windmill Harbour$2,820 annually. A co-joined lot on improved property is an additional $684 annually.$1,410 annually. Annual vacant lot maintenance fee is $320. Boat-slips are $684 annually.$400 one time special assessment for unit dwelling or $200 one time special assessment for undeveloped lots. For additional fees, please refer to the Fee Schedule PDF. June 17, 2017
*Please note that while information is deemed reliable, accuracy is not guaranteed and all information needs to be verified by third parties. Listed feed may not include all Fees associated with a Community and home ownership.