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 Updated
Belfair $19,476 annually plus $1,807 Capital Contribution$17,645 annually (billed semi-annually May & Nov.) + $500 annual mowing fee$29,500 one-time initiation fee. Many optional Greens Fees additionalJanuary 19, 2021
Berkeley Hall$19,476 annually plus $1,807 Capital Contribution$23,000 one-time initiation fee.$6,935- National Golf Membership. January 19, 2021
Callawassie$2,172 annuallyVillas are independent properties sharing a common side wall. Membership in the Heron Walk Association, at a fee of $460 per quarter, is required$18,000 one-time initiation fee, plus a $822 monthly operating dues and $75 monthly debt service required. Unlimited Golf for an additional $330/month OR Pay-as-you-Play Golf for $70 per round.January 19, 2021
Colleton River$21,805 annually, (billed semi-annually, June and Dec.)$21,805 annually, (billed semi-annually, June and Dec.)$35,000 one-time initiation fee. January 25, 2021
Crescent$1,932 annually $1,932 annuallyOne time set-up fee $340February 11, 2021
Eagles Pointe$1,400 annually, paid in quarterly installments of $350.00 per quarter .Not applicable$100 new owner fee. $48.00/Per Quarter for optional trash serviceJanuary 28, 2021
The Farm at Buckwalter$896.80 annually ($448.40 semi-annually)Not applicable.One-time transfer fee of 2.5 % of sales price.January 26, 2021
Forest BeachOptional, $100 annually.Optional, $100 annually.None.January 25, 2021
Hampton Hall$4,392 annually, paid in monthly installments of $366One-time social membership fee of $6,000. One-time capital fund contribution fee of $1,096. January 18, 2021
Hampton Lake$3,763.19 annually.$3,763.19One-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-$2,750February 2, 2021
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 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.January 28, 2021
Haven$2,508 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.February 10, 2021
Hilton Head Lakes$430/quarterly + $90/quarterly/ irrigationNot applicable$286.66 one-time fee for Capital Reserve Fund - Paid at closingFebruary 1, 2021
Hilton Head Plantation$1,168 annually$701 annuallyOne-time transfer fee of 1/4 of 1% of sale price with a cap at 6288.40February 1, 2021
Indigo RunGolden Bear: $2043; The Golf Club: $2243; Board Pointe: $3349; River Club: $3293. Golden Bear: $1736; The Golf Club: $2136; Board Pointe: $3042; River Club: $2986
One-time initiation/transfer fee is$4,336 for Homes and $3,722 for LotsJanuary 28, 2021
Island West$1,375./annuallyNot applicableOne-time transfer fee of 1/4 of 1% of sales price, paid to POA by seller.February 1, 2021
Lawton Station$1,160 annually ($290 quarterly)Not applicable$290 one-time working capital feeFebruary 8, 2021
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, 2021
Long Cove$13,950 annually $13,950 annually$20,000 one-time initiation fee February 2, 2021
Cypress Ridge at Mill CreekSingle Family Homes: $1,476 annually OR $123/month; Townhomes: $2448 annuallyOR $204/month.Townhome fee Includes landscaping and yearly power washing. Not applicableOne-time transfer fee of 1/2 of 1% of sales price.February 3, 2021
Moss Creek$6,330-annually$5,244 annually$23,000 Membership Certificate/initiation fee. Optional $1,250 activity fee or pay per activity February 2, 2021
OldfieldClub Dues:
Resident $6,680/Yr ( $1,670/Qtr)
Non-Resident $6,230/Yr ($1,557.50/Qtr)
Equity Golf:
Resident: * $6,300/Yr ($525/M)
Non-Resident: * $5,200/Yr ($433.33/M)

* Club Membership Contribution: one-time $15,000 initiation fee that shall be paid at closing.
If the
purchase is of an undeveloped property, the Membership Contribution is $5,000 upon taking title of
the property with the balance of $10,000 due six months following approval of the final home plans
by Oldfield’s Architectural Review Committee. The total membership contribution of $15,000 is due
within three years of taking title to the property whether developed or undeveloped. The
Membership Contribution is nonrefundable.
Oldfield Community Association (OCA) dues $2,720 – total is $6,680 Club + $2,720 OCA = $9,400.
Paid by the purchaser at closing.
August 20, 2021
Palmetto Bluff$9,343 annually, plus an annual neighborhood assessment fee. $20,000 one-time initiation fee February 11, 2021
Palmetto Dunes$1,800 annually $1,800 annuallyCommunity Enhancement Fee: 1/2 of 1% of sales price plus $200 transfer fee from sellerFebruary 2, 2021
Palmetto Hall$1,740 annually, plus social or golf membership is required for an additional Fee.$1,305 annually, plus social or golf membership is required for an additional Fee$125 paperwork and processing fee for homes and homesites.February 3, 2021
Port Royal$1,817 annually + annual beach house assessment$1,545 annuallyTransfer fee: 1/2 of 1% of sales priceFebruary 2, 2021
Rose Dhu Creek$1,850 annually$1,850 annually (Non-Equestrian), $2,500 annually (Equestrian)NoneFebruary 2, 2021
Rose Hill$2400 annually (Payable Quarterly - $600 each)$1,600 annually (Payable Quarterly-$400 each$2400 Transfer fee, plus $200 administrative fee for resalesFebruary 3, 2021
Sea Pines $1,110 annually$661 annuallyNo Transfer Fee. Please note that some subdivisions of Sea Pines may have additional fees for private amenities, maintenance, etc. February 9, 2021
Shell Hall$1,600 annuallyNot applicable$1,500 Transfer fee; $400 capital contribution for new developer homesFebruary 3, 2021
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.February 10, 2021
Shipyard$995 annually$995 annuallyEnhancement Fee is 1/2 of 1% of sales price to be paid by SellerFebruary 3, 2021
Spanish Wells$1,906 annually$1,221 annuallyNoneFebruary 15, 2021
Sun City$2,292 base annually, plus annual neighborhood assessment may apply. Some neigborhoods may also charge for required landscaping maintenance. $573/quarterNot 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, $1,500 Community Enhancement fee resale - resales only, $300 Administrative Transfer FeeJanuary 20, 2021
University Park$1,500 annually, paid in monthly installments of $125.Not applicable1/2 of 1% of sales priceFebruary 3, 2021
Westbury Park$1,618 annually, or pay quarterly installments of $404.50Not applicable1/4 of 1% of sales price - Admin Fee $150.00January 28, 2021
WexfordThe Regular Assessments Total of $16,625
payable quarterly at $4,156.25*
provides property owners all-inclusive use of the
community amenities.)...See Schedule of Fees
Initiation fee of $20,800 for homes, $10,400 for lots. Food and beverage minimum for all properies is $1,350 annually.February 3, 2021
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, 2021
Paddocks on Jarvis Creek$1,880 annually.$1,550 annuallyTransfer fee of $1,000 for Capital ReserveFebruary 4, 2021
Riverbend$2,293/annually (same as Sun City), $573/quarterly. Annual neighborhood assessment may also apply. $2,100 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 FeeFebruary 5, 2021
Hilton Head Island RV Resort$3,000 annually/$750 Quarterly$3,000 annually/$750 QuarterlyNoneFebruary 4, 2021
Hilton Head Island MotorCoach Resort
$3,000 annually/$750 Quarterly950 transfer fee + $125 waiver feeFebruary 5, 2021
Melrose$1,000 annually$800 annuallyImproved lots include trash pickup at the property.January 28, 2021
Haig Point Club$23,500 annually. $5,875 quarterly. See Documents for Fee Schedules$20,000 one-time initiation fee January 21, 2021
Bloody Point$1,380 annually$1,150 annuallyJanuary 28, 2021
Woodbridge$637.46 annuallyNANo Transfer Fee
Southern Oaks at New Riverside$750.20 annually Single Family, $1,851.21 annually TownhomesNA1x quarterly POAFebruary 10, 2021
Bluffton Park$669 annually Cottages, $1,294 annually TownhomesNANo Transfer FeeFebruary 10, 2021
Edgefield$600 annuallyNATransfer fee-1/4 of 1%February 21, 2020
The Heritage at New Riverside$1020 annuallyNATransfer Fee-1/3 of 1%February 21, 2020
The Haven at New Riverside$2,508 annuallyNANo Transfer FeeFebruary 10, 2021
The Village at Palmetto Pointe$670 annually/ $335 billed bi-annuallyNANo Transfer FeeFebruary 11, 2021
Parkside at Baynard Park$1,172.76 annuallyNA.5 of 1% of total purchase priceFebruary 10, 2021
Baynard Park$1720 annuallyNAAdmin. Processing Fee-.5 of 1%February 10, 2021
Lake Linden$620 annuallyNANo Transfer FeeFebruary 10, 2021
Fern Lakes$1092 annuallyNAroad assement $200 year until 3/2023. No transfer feeFebruary 21, 2020
Palmetto Point Townes$780 annually single family, $1,800 annually TownhomesNATransfer Fee-$1800February 5, 2021
Alston Park$1032 annually/$86 monthlyNATransfer Fee-1x quarterly duesFebruary 4, 2021
Hidden Lakes$824 annually/$206 quarterlyNANo Transfer FeeFebruary 11, 2021
Pine Ridge$540 annuallyNATransfer Fee-1/4 of 1% of the sales priceFebruary 21, 2020
Sandy Pointe$708 annuallyNANo Transfer FeeFebruary 21, 2020
May River Preserve$2000 annuallyNARoad assessment $1,400 due in June 2021February 15, 2021
Wind TreeNo POANANo Transfer FeeFebruary 15, 2021
Victoria Bluff$843 annuallyNA1x Qtr AssessmentFebruary 11, 2021
The GatheringsNo POA FeeNATransfer Fee-1/4 of 1% of sales priceFebruary 21, 2020
Pine Forest Village$786 annuallyNANo Transfer FeeFebruary 10, 2021
Brighton Oaks$672 annuallyNANo Transfer FeeFebruary 21, 2020
Pinecrest$900 annuallyNA1/4 of 1% of sales priceFebruary 21, 2020
Traditions at Old Carolina$985 annuallyNA1/4 of 1% of sale priceFebruary 10, 2021
University Park$1,500 annuallyNA1/2 of 1% of sales priceFebruary 21, 2020
Stock Farm$630 annuallyNANo Transfer FeeFebruary 15, 2021
Bartons Run$1,300 annuallyNA1x Quarterly POA feeFebruary 10, 2021
Seagrass Station$900 annuallyNA2x Monthly Assessment. This does provide access to al of Seagrass Station Amenities.-$25 Admin Fee.February 10, 2021
Gascoigne Bluff$2000 annuallyNANo Transfer FeeFebruary 10, 2021
Meadows at New Riverside$565.80 annuallyNANo Transfer FeeFebruary 15, 2021
Wellstone at Bluffton$1,548 annually/ $129 billed montlyNATransfer Fee-$500.00February 11, 2021
The Colony at The Cresent$1,932 annuallyNARegime Fee is $500.19/mth includes NICFebruary 10, 2021
Latitude at MARGARITAVILLELatitude Singlefam $2,944.32, Latitude Vill Hm $3,508.80, Conch Cottage $3,210.36NA1/6th of Annual POAFebruary 10, 2021
The Villas at Old South$225.74 monthlyNA1/4 OF 1% TRANSFER FEE PAID BY THE BUYER AND A ONE TIME $250 ADMINISTRATIVE FeeFebruary 10, 2021
Victora Square$122 MonthlyNA1x Quarterly DuesFebruary 11, 2021
Abbey Glen$412.17 MonthlyNATransfer Fee: 2x Monthly Regime-Reg Fee Per Owner: $412.27February 21, 2020
Allenwood$1008 annuallyNATransfer Fee-.25 of 1%February 21, 2020
Carolina Isles$950 annuallyNATown of HHI - .25 of 1% of purchase priceFebruary 10, 2021
Ashton Cove$1278 annuallyNATransfer Fee .25 of 1% of purchase priceFebruary 15, 2021
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*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.