Hilton Head Island, Bluffton, & The Surrounding SC Lowcountry

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$19,171.00 annually (billed semi-annually May & Nov.)$19,171.00 annually (billed semi-annually May & Nov.) + annual mowing fee$22,500 one-time initiation fee. November 7, 2022
Berkeley Hall $22,625 annually.$22,625 annually.$65,000 one-time initiation fee. $6,935- National Golf Membership.August 2, 2022
Callawassie$2,281 annually plus $931 monthly operating dues and capital contribution and $75 monthly debt service required.Villas are independent properties sharing a common side wall. Membership in the Heron Walk Association, at a fee of $480 per quarter, is required$25,000 one-time initiation fee. Unlimited Golf for an additional $330/month OR Pay-as-you-Play Golf for $70 per round. $3500 Dock Lease based on availabilityMay 2, 2022
Colleton River$23,565 annually, (billed semi-annually, June and Dec.)$23,565 annually, (billed semi-annually, June and Dec.)$35,000 one-time initiation fee. July 27, 2022
Crescent$2,106 annually $2,106 annually August 5, 2022
Eagles Pointe$1,460 annually, paid in quarterly installments of $350.00 per quarter .Not applicable$100 new owner fee. $42.00/Per Quarter for optional trash serviceJuly 27, 2022
Farm at Buckwalter$941.62 annually ($470.81 semi-annually)Not applicable.One-time transfer fee of 2.5 % of sales price.August 5, 2022
Forest BeachOptional, $100 annually.Optional, $100 annually.None.January 31, 2022
Four Seasons at Carolina Oaks$2400 AnnuallyN/A$1,000 Capital Contribution plus $400, Resales: 1/3% Transfer feesOctober 5, 2022
Hampton Hall$4,720 annually, paid in monthly installments of $393.33One-time social membership fee of $23,000. One-time capital fund contribution fee of $1,180. August 8, 2022
Hampton Lake$3,838.45 annually.$3,838.45 annually.One-time capital contribution fee of $2,750. $150 Admin Fee per transaction. Please note, Hampton Lake has 3 separate areas Prices may very based on community area. August 8, 2022
The Haven at New Riverside$2,544 annuallyNot 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.August 8, 2022
Hilton Head Lakes$2440 annually$1,720 annnually$286.66 one-time fee for Capital Reserve Fund - Paid at closingNovember 9, 2022
Hilton Head Plantation$1,190 annually$728 annuallyOne-time transfer fee of 1/4 of 1% of sale price with a cap at 6288.40August 8, 2022
Indigo RunGolden Bear: $2142; The Golf Club: $2342; Broad Pointe: $3489; River Club: $3392. Golden Bear: $1820; The Golf Club: $2220; Broad Pointe: $3167; River Club: $3070
One-time initiation/transfer fee is$3.890 for Homes and $3,306 for Lots; $250 is added as a one-time processing fee.August 8, 2022
Island West$1,510 annuallyNot applicableOne-time transfer fee of 1/4 of 1% of sales price, paid to POA by seller.August 8, 2022
Lawton Station$1,726 annuallyNot applicable$290 one-time working capital feeAugust 8, 2022
Leamington $3,232 annually (Villas $923 Annually-no transfer fee )$3,232 annuallyResidential Enhancement Fee - ½ of 1%, of
purchase price, maximum $9,177
February 4, 2022
Long Cove$16,458 annually$16,458 annually$35,000 one-time initiation fee December 1, 2022
Mill Creek at Cypress RidgeSingle Family Homes: $1,356 annually OR $113/month; Townhomes: $2628 annually OR $219/month. Townhome fee Includes landscaping and yearly power washing. Not applicableOne-time transfer fee of 1/2 of 1% of sales price.August 8, 2022
Moss Creek$7,032-annually or $586 per month$5,832 annually or $486 per month$23,000 Membership Certificate/initiation fee. Optional $1,500 activity fee or pay per activity November 30, 2022
Oldfield$9580 annually$9580 annually1% 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.August 8, 2022
Palmetto Bluff$9,410 annually, plus an annual neighborhood assessment fee. $875 working capital. Transfer fee of 1% for unimproved and 3/4 of 1% for improved.August 8, 2022
Palmetto Dunes$1,800 annually+ $98 Storm Reserve Assesment $1,800 annually+ $98 Storm Reserve AssesmentCommunity Enhancement Fee: 1/2 of 1% of sales price plus $200 transfer fee from sellerJanuary 31, 2022
Palmetto Hall$1,915 annually, plus social or golf membership is required for an additional Fee.$1,436 annually, plus social or golf membership is required for an additional Fee$3000 Capital Reserve Fee (CRF) for homes and two payments of $1500 for lots, one as a down payment and one when home construction commences.October 31, 2022, starting January 1, 2023
Port Royal$1,835 annually + annual beach house assessment$1,570 annuallyTransfer fee: 1/2 of 1% of sales priceJanuary 31, 2022
Riverton 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 of $4,000. 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 and a $35.00 processing fee. . All fees are due at closing.August 8, 2022
Rose Dhu Creek$1,850 annually$1,850 annuallyNoneJanuary 30, 2022
Rose Hill$2500 annually (Payable Quarterly - $625 each)$1,700 annually (Payable Quarterly-$425 each$2400 Transfer fee, plus $200 administrative fee for resalesAugust 9, 2022
Sea Pines $1,152 annually$686 annuallyNo Transfer Fee. Please note that some subdivisions of Sea Pines may have additional fees for private amenities, maintenance, etc. February 5, 2022
Shell Hall$1,600 annuallyNot applicable$1000 Initiation fee; $400 capital contribution for new developer homesFebruary 3, 2022
Shelter Cove$1,800 annuallyNot applicable1/2 of 1% of Sales Price Transfer Fee & $200 Processing Fee for each sale; Most individual Villa Communities have additional regime fees.January 30, 2022
Shipyard$1030 annually$1030 annuallyEnhancement Fee is 1/2 of 1% of sales price to be paid by SellerJuly 28, 2022
Spanish Wells$1,960 annually$1,221 annuallyNoneNovember 10, 2022
Sun City$2,352 base annually ($588/quarter), Note annual neighborhood assessment may apply. Some neighborhoods may also charge for required landscaping maintenance.
Sun City North: $3,092/year with dues billed quarterly at $258/month. (Sun City North Location Includes Lawn Maintenance)
Not applicable to Sun City proper. See Riverbend for unimproved POA fees in that Sun City community.1/3 of 1% of the selling price. - New Member Fee - resales only, $1000 Community Enhancement fee resale - resales only, $200 Administrative Transfer FeeJanuary 30, 2022
University Park$1,500 annually, paid in monthly installments of $125.Not applicable1/2 of 1% of sales priceFebruary 3, 2022
Westbury Park$1764 annually, or pay quarterly installments of $441Not applicable1/4 of 1% of sales price - Admin Fee $150.00August 9, 2022
WexfordThe Regular Assessments Total of $16,325
payable quarterly at $4,081.25*
provides property owners all-inclusive use of the
community amenities.)...See Schedule of Fees
Initiation fee of $20,400 for homes, $10,200 for lots. Food and beverage minimum for all properies is $1,350 annually divided into semi-annual amounts of $675.January 28, 2022
Windmill Harbour$2,912 annually. $728.00 per quarter$1,456 annually. Annual vacant lot maintenance fee is $364. Boat-slips are $728 annually. Additional fees may applyFebruary 4, 2022
Paddocks on Jarvis Creek$1,600 annually.$1,850 annuallyTransfer fee of $1,000 for Capital ReserveAugust 9, 2022
Riverbend$2,352/annually (same as Sun City), $588/quarterly. Annual neighborhood assessment may also apply. $2,352 annually, plus annual neighborhood assessment may apply. Some neigborhoods may also charge for required landscaping maintenance.1/3 of 1% of sales price - New Member Fee - resales only, $1250 Community Enhancement fee - resales only, $200 Administrative Transfer FeeFebruary 2022
Hilton Head Harbour RV Resort$2,580 annually/$645 Quarterly$2,580 annually/$645 QuarterlyNoneAugust 9, 2022
Hilton Head Island MotorCoach Resort
$800 Quarterly$800 Quarterly$200 Transfer Fee+ 950 Closing fee + $125 waiver feeAugust 9, 2022
Melrose$1000 annually$800 annuallyImproved lots include trash pickup at the property.February 5. 2022
Haig Point Club$16,660 annually. $4,165 quarterly. See Documents for Fee Schedules$20,000 one-time initiation fee February 5, 2022
Bloody Point$1380 annually$1,150 annuallyFebruary 5, 2022
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