Hilton Head Island, Bluffton, & The Surrounding SC Lowcountry

Community Fees

Many 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*

CommunityPOA ImprovedPOA UnimprovedTransfer/Other FeesLast UpdatedWebsiteContact
Belfair$20,588 annually (billed semi-annually May and Nov.)$20,588 annually (billed semi-annually May and Nov.) + $500 annual mowing fee$70,000 one-time initiation fee. (Starting July 1st)February 9, 2023www.belfair1811.com843-706-4604, Larry Ross, lross@belfair1811.com
Berkeley Hall$24,320 annually$24,320 annually plus $1,807 Capital Contribution$65,000 one-time initiation fee. $6,935- National Golf Membership. February 9, 2023https://berkeleyhallclub.com843-815-8423, Alex Medeiros, amadeiros@berkeleyhallclub.com
Callawassie$2,418 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$35,000 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 availability. Initiation Fee will increase to $50,000 in October.July 5, 2023www.callawassieisland.com843-987-2125
Colleton RiverFull Membership $27,125.00 annually, Limited Lifestyle Membership $18,264.00 annually (billed semi-annually, June and Dec.) Full Membership $27,125.00 annually, Limited Lifestyle Membership $18,264.00 annually (billed semi-annually, June and Dec.) $90,000 one-time initiation fee. January 16th 2023www.colletonriverclub.com843-836-4400
Crescent$2,295 annually $2,295 annually July 5, 2023http://www.thecrescent.us843-837-2520
Eagles Pointe$1,508 annually, paid in quarterly installments of $377.00 per quarter .Not applicable$100 new owner fee. $48.00/Per Quarter for optional trash serviceJuly 5, 2023eaglespointepoa.com843-524-2207, kathy@bundyinc.com
The Farm at Buckwalter$988.71 annually ($494.36 semi-annually)Not applicable.One-time transfer fee of 2.5 % of sales price.July 5, 2023https://www.imchhi.com/the-farm-at-buckwalter843-785-4775, ext. 201
Forest BeachOptional, $125 annually.Optional, $125 annually.None.June 1, 2023
Hampton Hall$5,098 annually, paid in monthly installments of $424.80One-time social membership fee of $23,000. One-time capital fund contribution fee of $1,275. January 4, 2023https://www.hamptonhallclubsc.com/(843) 815-8730
Hampton Lake$4,222 annually$4,222 annuallyOne-time capital contribution fee of 0.5% of the unit's gross selling price. $150 Admin Fee per transaction. Please note, Hampton Lake has 3 separate areas Prices may very based on community area. Transfer Fee-$2,750April 24, 2023https://hamptonlake.com/(843) 836-7463
The Haven at New Riverside$2,616 annually at $218 per monthNot 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.May 25, 2023http://www.thehavennow.com/(866) 932-2463
Hilton Head Lakes$2440 annually$1720 annually$286.66 one-time fee for Capital Reserve Fund - Paid at closingNovember 9, 2022https://www.hiltonheadlakes.com/843-784-5253
Hilton Head Plantation$1,286 annually$728 annuallyOne-time transfer fee of 1/4 of 1% of sale price with a cap at 6288.40February 16, 2023www.hiltonheadplantation.com(843) 681-8800
Indigo RunGolden Bear: $2281; The Golf Club: $2281; Broad Pointe: $3675; River Club: $3719. Golden Bear: $1820; The Golf Club: $2220; Broad Pointe: $3167; River Club: $3070
One-time initiation/transfer fee is $4,336 for Homes and $3,722 for LotsFebruary 9, 2023http://www.indigoruncoa.org
Island West$1,510 annuallyNot applicableOne-time transfer fee of 1/4 of 1% of sales price, paid to POA by seller.August 8, 2022http://islandwesthoa.com843-785-4775, ext. 201
Lawton Station$1,276 annually ($319 quarterly)Not applicable$290 one-time working capital feeAugust 8, 2022https://villageparkhomes.com843-706-9550
Leamington $3,232 annually (Villas $923 Annually-no transfer fee )$3,232 annuallyResidential Enhancement Fee - ½ of 1%, of
purchase price, maximum $10,600
July 5, 2023https://www.leamingtonpoa.org/843-785-3275
Long Cove$16,458 annually $16,458 annually$50,000 one-time initiation fee starting October 23, 2023August 30, 2023https://longcoveclub.com/(843) 686-1070
Mill Creek at Cypress RidgeSingle Family Homes: $1,392 annually OR $116/month; Townhomes: $2520 annually OR $210/month. New Townhomes: $2820 annually OR $235/month. Townhome fee Includes landscaping and yearly power washing. Not applicableOne-time transfer fee of 1/2 of 1% of sales price.April 3, 2023https://www.fsresidential.com1-800-770-0010
Moss Creek$7,032-annually or $586 per month$5,832 annually or $486 per month$30,000 Membership Certificate/initiation fee. Optional $1,500 activity fee or pay per activity March 29, 2023mosscreek@mosscreek-hiltonhead.com843-836-6116
Oldfield$10,744 annually$10,744 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.February 9, 2023http://oldfield1732.com843-645-4600
Palmetto Bluff$11,210 annually$20,000 one-time initiation fee February 9, 2023https://www.palmettobluff.com/800.501.7405
Palmetto Dunes$1,900 annually $1,900 annuallyCommunity Enhancement Fee: 1/2 of 1% of sales price plus $200 transfer fee from sellerFebruary 16, 2023https://pdpoa.org/843-785-1109
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 for lot and one when home construction commences.October 31, 2022, starting January 1, 2023http://www.palmettohallhhi.com/843-682-4182
Port Royal$2,000 annually + annual beach house assessment$1,700 annuallyTransfer fee: 1/2 of 1% of sales priceJune 1, 2023http://www.portroyalplantation.net/843-681-5114
Riverton Pointe$1,068 annually. Billed $89.00/monthly$1,068 annually. Billed $89.00/monthlyOne-time capital contribution fee of $3000. 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.July 28, 2022https://www.imchhi.com/hampton-pointe-poa843-815-2567
Rose Dhu Creek$1,850 annually$1,850 annually (Non-Equestrian), $2,500 annually (Equestrian)$3,500 Transfer FeeJuly 5, 2023http://rosedhucreekplantation.comtrustee1@rosedhucreekplantation.com
Rose Hill$2500 annually (Payable Quarterly - $625 each)$1,664 annually (Payable Quarterly-$416 each)$3750 Transfer fee, plus $200 administrative fee for resales
Community Enhancement Fee - $1500
March 31, 2023http://rosehillplantation.net/843-757-2450
Sea Pines $1,887 annually$686 annuallyNo Transfer Fee. Please note that some subdivisions of Sea Pines may have additional fees for private amenities, maintenance, etc. June 1, 2023https://www.seapinesliving.com843-671-1343
Shell Hall$1,756 annuallyNot applicable$1,500 Transfer fee; $400 capital contribution for new developer homesJuly 5, 2023https://www.sentrymgt.com/offices/bluffton/843-605-4244
Shelter Cove$1,289 annuallyNot applicable1/2 of 1% of Sales Price Transfer Fee & $200 Processing Fee for each sale; Most individual Villa Communities have additional regime fees.July 5, 2023https://pdpoa.org/
Shipyard$1080 annually$1080 annuallyEnhancement Fee is 1/2 of 1% of sales price to be paid by SellerJune 5, 2023www.shipyardhhi.com843-785-3383
Spanish Wells$1,906 annually$1,221 annuallyNoneFebruary 16, 2023www.spanishwellsplantation.com843-686-4052
Spring Island$27,755 anually$18,716 Clubhouse fees and $7,141 Maintenance FeesFebruary 9, 2023http://www.springisland.com/843-987-2002
Sun City$2,469 base annually ($617.25/quarter), Note annual neighborhood assessment may apply. Some neighborhoods may also charge for required landscaping maintenance.
Sun City North: $3,164/year with dues billed quarterly at $263.67/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, $2,000 Community Enhancement fee resale - resales only, $300 Administrative Transfer FeeFebruary 6, 2023https://www.suncityhiltonhead.org843-705-4000
University Park$1,500 annually, paid in monthly installments of $125.Not applicable1/2 of 1% of sales priceJune 30, 2022https://www.imchhi.com/university-park843-605-4244
Westbury Park$1764 annually, or pay quarterly installments of $441Not applicable1/4 of 1% of sales price - Admin Fee $150.00August 9, 2022https://www.imchhi.com/westbury-park-ra843-785-4775, ext. 201
WexfordThe Regular Assessments Total of $18,860
payable quarterly at $4,715*
provides property owners all-inclusive use of the
community amenities.)...See Schedule of Fees
$17,500 annually paid quarterly at $4,375.00Initiation fee of $20,800 for homes, $10,400 for lots. Food and beverage minimum for all properies is $1,350 annually.February 6, 2023https://www.wexfordplantation.com(843) 686-8810
Windmill Harbour$3,056 annually. $764.00 per quarter$1,456 annually. Annual vacant lot maintenance fee is $364. Boat-slips are $764 annually. Additional fees may applyFebruary 9, 2023https://windmillharbour.org/843-785-4775
Paddocks on Jarvis Creek$1,675 annually.$1,925 annuallyTransfer fee of $1,000 for Capital ReserveJune 5, 2023Managed by GW Services, Inc.843-686-4052
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, $1,500 Community Enhancement fee - resales only, $300 Administrative Transfer FeeJuly 28, 2022https://www.suncityhiltonhead.org843-705-4000
Hilton Head Harbour RV Resort$2,580 annually/$645 Quarterly$2,580 annually/$645 QuarterlyNoneAugust 9, 2022843-785-4018
Hilton Head Island MotorCoach Resort
$3300 annually assessed at $825/qtr.$3300 annually assessed at $825/qtr.950 transfer fee + $125 waiver feeJune 5, 2023http://www.hhimotorcoachresort.com/843-422-6068 - Jim Skillet (sp?)
Melrose$1,000 annually$800 annuallyImproved lots include trash pickup at the property.January 28, 2021Todd Norris - POA Treasurer703-623-9008
Haig Point Club$17,962 annually. $4,490.50 quarterly. See Documents for Fee Schedules$20,000 one-time initiation fee February 9, 2023https://haigpoint.com/Maria Sawyer
Bloody Point$1,380 annually$1,150 annuallyJanuary 28, 2022Rich Silver, Treasurer rasilver47@gmail.com
Woodbridge$637.46 annuallyNANo Transfer FeeJanuary 28, 2022
Southern Oaks at New Riverside$820 annually Single Family, $1,851.21 annually TownhomesNA1x quarterly POAAugust 10, 2022GW Services: chelsea@wgserviceshhi.com843-686-4052
Bluffton Park$695 annually Cottages, $1,350.96 annually TownhomesNANo Transfer FeeAugust 10, 2022Association Manager: Dave Lewellen843-785-4775 ext. 207
Edgefield$600 annuallyNATransfer fee-1/4 of 1%August 10, 2022Association Manager: Tasha Ard,843-785-4775 ext. 204
The Heritage at New Riverside$1020 annuallyNATransfer Fee-1/3 of 1%August 10, 2022Superior Mang. Joy Smith843-800-8945
The Villages at Palmetto Pointe$710 annually/ $355 billed bi-annuallyNANo Transfer FeeAugust 10, 2022Atlantic States Management, lborn@atlanticstatesmanagement.com843-837-2520
Parkside at Baynard Park$1240 annuallyNA.5 of 1% of total purchase priceAugust 10, 2022Atlantic States Management-Judy Mason843-368-1950
Baynard Park$1780 annuallyNAAdmin. Processing Fee-.5 of 1%August 10, 2022Atlantic States Management-Judy Mason843-368-1950
Lake Linden$620 annuallyNANo Transfer FeeAugust 10, 2022Atlantic States Management - Wendy Tillman843-837-2520, ext. 2003
Fern Lakes$1204 annuallyNAroad assement $200 year until 3/2023. No transfer feeAugust 10, 2022Association Manager: Stacie Jacobs(843)785-4775 ext. 202
Palmetto Pointe Townes$834 annually single family, $2,724 annually TownhomesNATransfer Fee-$1800August 10, 2022Association Manager: Dave Lewellen,843-785-4775 ext. 207
Alston Park$1220 annually/$101.67 monthlyNATransfer Fee-1x quarterly duesAugust 10, 2022GW Services-Sarah843-686-4055
Hidden Lakes$824 annually/$206 quarterlyNANo Transfer FeeAugust 10, 2022Association Services,Inc. Heather Houck, hhouck@asihhi.com843-785-7070
Pine Ridge$540 annuallyNATransfer Fee-1/4 of 1% of the sales priceAugust 10, 2022Bundy Appraisal & Management,Kathy Bundy, kbundy@bundyinc.com843-524-2207
Sandy Pointe$800 annuallyNANo Transfer FeeAugust 10, 2022Association Manager: Tasha Ard,(843)785-4775 ext. 204
May River Preserve$2000 annuallyNARoad assessment $1,400 due in June 2021August 10, 2022Sentry Management, Karen MacMillan, kmacmillan@sentrymgt.com843-785-4775 ext. 207
WindtreeNo POANANo Transfer FeeAugust 10, 2022
Victoria Bluff$800 annuallyNA1x Qtr AssessmentAugust 10, 2022Atlantic States Management-Judy Mason, jmason@atlanticstatesmanagement.com843-837-2520
The GatheringsNo POA FeeNATransfer Fee-1/4 of 1% of sales priceAugust 10, 2022High Tide Associates- Doug Skelly, dnskelly@aol.com843-681-6164
Pine Forest Village$786 annuallyNANo Transfer FeeAugust 10, 2022Sentry Management, Laura Vreeland, lvreeland@sentrymgt.com
Brighton Oaks$788 annuallyNANo Transfer FeeAugust 10, 2022IMC Resort Services, Jessica Powell,jpowell@imchhi.com(843) 785-4775
Pinecrest$900 annuallyNA1/4 of 1% of sales priceAugust 10, 2022Association Manager: Tasha Ard,(843)785-4775 ext. 204
Traditions at Old Carolina$985 annuallyNA1/4 of 1% of sale priceAugust 10, 2022Sentry Mangement - Laura Vreeland, lvreeland@sentrymgt.com843-605-4244
Stock Farm$630 annuallyNANo Transfer FeeAugust 10, 2022Stock Farm Management-Emmett McCracken843-757-8046
Bartons Run$1,600 annuallyNA1x Quarterly POA feeAugust 10, 2022Sentry Mangement - Laura Vreeland, lvreeland@sentrymgt.com843-605-4244
Seagrass Station$940 annuallyNA2x Monthly Assessment. This does provide access to al of Seagrass Station Amenities.-$25 Admin Fee.August 10, 2022AAM, LLC864.341.8001
Gascoigne Bluff$2000 annuallyNANo Transfer FeeAugust 10, 2022Gascoigne Bluff Homeowners Association
Meadows at New Riverside$565.80 annuallyNANo Transfer FeeAugust 10, 2022The Meadows At New Riverside POA843-706-3003
Wellstone at Bluffton$1,548 annually/ $129 billed montlyNATransfer Fee-$500.00August 10, 2022Atlantic States Management, Judy Mason, jmason@atlanticstatesmanagement.com843-837-2520
The Colony at The Cresent$2106 annuallyNARegime Fee is $500.19/mth includes NICAugust 10, 2022Atlantic States Management-Wendy, wtillman@atlanticstatesmanagement.com 843-837-2520
Latitude at MARGARITAVILLELatitude Singlefam $3,031.08, Latitude Vill Hm $3,599.64, Conch Cottage $3,301.20NA1/6th of Annual POAAugust 10, 2022Latitude at Hilton Head Association Barbara Majorelle843-208-2296
The Villas at Old SouthNo POA FeeNA1/4 OF 1% TRANSFER FEE PAID BY THE BUYER AND A ONE TIME $250 ADMINISTRATIVE FeeAugust 10, 2022Schaeffer Properties-Mark843-505-1422
Victoria Square$124.10 MonthlyNA1x Quarterly DuesAugust 10, 2022Atlantic States Management, hpratt@atlanticstatesmanagement.com843-785-3278
Abbey GlenNo POA FeeNATransfer Fee: 2x Monthly Regime-Reg Fee Per Owner: $412.27August 10, 2022Terranova Group864-232-0406
AllenwoodAllenwood $1140, Allenwood Town House $1560Allenwood Land $288Transfer Fee-.25 of 1%August 10, 2022Paul Thornton, allenwoodhoa@icloud.com843-686-7401
Carolina Isles$1000 annuallyNATown of HHI - .25 of 1% of purchase priceAugust 10, 2022IMC Services- Jennifer Meisel843-785-4775
Four Seasons at Carolina Oaks$2400 annuallyN/A$1,000 Capital Contribution plus $400, Resales: 1/3% Transfer feesOctober 5, 2022K. Hovanian's Four Seasons at Carolina Oaks https://www.khov.com/find-new-homes/south-carolina/bluffton/29909/four-seasons/k-hovnanians-four-seasons-at-carolina-oaks(888) 575-0440
Ashton Cove$1278 annuallyNATransfer Fee .25 of 1% of purchase priceAugust 10, 2022IMC Resort Services, Savannah Hartzog, savannah@imchhi.com843-785-4775

Information not guaranteed & all fees and facts subject to verification

*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.