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 $17,645.00 annually (billed semi-annually May & Nov.)$17,645.00 annually (billed semi-annually May & Nov.) + $500 annual mowing fee$70,000 one-time initiation fee. (Starting July 1st)May 19, 2022www.belfair1811.com843-706-4604, Larry Ross, lross@belfair1811.com
Berkeley Hall$22,625 annually$22,625 annually plus $1,807 Capital Contribution$65,000 one-time initiation fee. $6,935- National Golf Membership. August 1, 2022https://berkeleyhallclub.com843-815-8423, Alex Medeiros, amadeiros@berkeleyhallclub.com
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, 2022www.callawassieisland.com843-987-2125
Colleton River$23,565 annually, Limited Lifestyle Membership $15,874 annually (billed semi-annually, June and Dec.) $23,565 annually, Limited Lifestyle Membership $15,874 (billed semi-annually, June and Dec.)$60,000 one-time initiation fee. August 26, 2022www.colletonriverclub.com843-836-4400
Crescent$2,106 annually $2,106 annuallyAugust 5, 2022http://www.thecrescent.us843-837-2520
Eagles Pointe$1,460 annually, paid in quarterly installments of $350.00 per quarter .Not applicable$100 new owner fee. $48.00/Per Quarter for optional trash serviceJuly 27, 2022eaglespointepoa.com843-524-2207, kathy@bundyinc.com
The Farm at Buckwalter$941.62 annually ($470.81 semi-annually)Not applicable.One-time transfer fee of 2.5 % of sales price.August 5, 2022https://www.imchhi.com/the-farm-at-buckwalter843-785-4775, ext. 201
Forest BeachOptional, $100 annually.Optional, $100 annually.None.January 25, 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. June 1, 2022https://www.hamptonhallclubsc.com/(843) 815-8730
Hampton Lake$3,838.45 annually.$3,838.45One-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. Transfer Fee-$2,750July 27, 2022https://hamptonlake.com/(843) 836-7463
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, 2022http://www.thehavennow.com/(866) 932-2463
Hilton Head Lakes$1716 annually$1716 annually$286.66 one-time fee for Capital Reserve Fund - Paid at closingAugust 8, 2022https://www.hiltonheadlakes.com/843-784-5253
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, 2022www.hiltonheadplantation.com(843) 681-8800
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 $4,336 for Homes and $3,722 for LotsAugust 8, 2022http://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 $9,177
February 2, 2022https://www.leamingtonpoa.org/843-785-3275
Long Cove$15,333 annually $15,333 annually$35,000 one-time initiation fee July 28, 2022https://longcoveclub.com/(843) 686-1070
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, 2022www.superiormanagementsc.com843-800-8945
Moss Creek$6,600-annually$5,472 annually$23,000 Membership Certificate/initiation fee. Optional $1,250 activity fee or pay per activity July 28, 2022mosscreek@mosscreek-hiltonhead.com843-836-6116
Oldfield$9,580 annually$9,580 annuallyOldfield Community Association (OCA) dues $2,720 – total is $6,680 Club + $2,720 OCA = $9,400.
Paid by the purchaser at closing.
August 8, 2022http://oldfield1732.com843-645-4600
Palmetto Bluff$9,410 annually, plus an annual neighborhood assessment fee. $20,000 one-time initiation fee August 8, 2022https://www.palmettobluff.com/800.501.7405
Palmetto Dunes$1,800 annually $1,800 annuallyCommunity Enhancement Fee: 1/2 of 1% of sales price plus $200 transfer fee from sellerFebruary 2, 2022https://pdpoa.org/843-785-1109
Palmetto Hall$1,915 annually, plus social or golf membership is required for an additional Fee.$1,435 annually, plus social or golf membership is required for an additional Fee$3500 Golf membership at closing, plus $1535 yearly Social MembershipMay 2, 2022http://www.palmettohallhhi.com/843-682-4182
Port Royal$1,835 annually + annual beach house assessment$1,570 annuallyTransfer fee: 1/2 of 1% of sales priceJuly 28, 2022http://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)NoneFebruary 2, 2022http://rosedhucreekplantation.comtrustee1@rosedhucreekplantation.com
Rose Hill$2500 annually (Payable Quarterly - $625 each)$1,700 annually (Payable Quarterly-$425 each$2400 Transfer fee, plus $200 administrative fee for resalesJuly 28, 2022http://rosehillplantation.net/843-757-2450
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. July 27, 2022https://www.seapinesliving.com843-671-1343
Shell Hall$1,600 annuallyNot applicable$1,500 Transfer fee; $400 capital contribution for new developer homesFebruary 3, 2022https://www.sentrymgt.com/offices/bluffton/843-605-4244
Shelter Cove$1,228 annuallyNot applicable1/2 of 1% of Sales Price Transfer Fee & $200 Processing Fee for each sale; Most individual Villa Communities have additional regime fees.February 10, 2022https://pdpoa.org/
Shipyard$1030 annually$1030 annuallyEnhancement Fee is 1/2 of 1% of sales price to be paid by SellerJuly 28, 2022www.shipyardhhi.com843-785-3383
Spanish Wells$1,960 annually$1,275 annuallyNoneJuly 22, 2022www.spanishwellsplantation.com843-686-4052
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, $2,000 Community Enhancement fee resale - resales only, $300 Administrative Transfer FeeAugust 5, 2022https://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 $17,365
payable quarterly at $4,341.25*
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.July 28, 2022https://www.wexfordplantation.com(843) 686-8810
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 3, 2022https://windmillharbour.org/843-785-4775
Paddocks on Jarvis Creek$1,600 annually.$1,850 annuallyTransfer fee of $1,000 for Capital ReserveAugust 9, 2022Managed 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 Island RV Resort$2,580 annually/$645 Quarterly$2,580 annually/$645 QuarterlyNoneAugust 9, 2022843-785-4018
Hilton Head Island MotorCoach Resort
$3200 annually assessed at $800/qtr.$3200 annually assessed at $800/qtr.950 transfer fee + $125 waiver feeAugust 9, 2022http://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$16,660 annually. $4,165 quarterly. See Documents for Fee Schedules$20,000 one-time initiation fee July 28, 2022https://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
Ashton Cove$1278 annuallyNATransfer Fee .25 of 1% of purchase priceAugust 10, 2022IMC Resort Services, Savannah Hartzog, savannah@imchhi.com843-785-4775
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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.