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$21,752 annually (billed semi-annually May and Nov.)$21,752 annually (billed semi-annually May and Nov.) + $525 annual mowing fee$70,000 one-time initiation fee. December 29, 2023www.belfair1811.com843-706-4604, Larry Ross, lross@belfair1811.com
Berkeley Hall$24,230 annually$24,230 annually plus $1,807 Capital Contribution$65,000 one-time initiation fee. $6,935- National Golf Membership. October 5, 2023https://berkeleyhallclub.com843-815-8423, Alex Medeiros, amadeiros@berkeleyhallclub.com
Callawassie$2,621 annually plus $1,108 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 $540 per quarter, is required$50,000 one-time initiation fee. Unlimited Golf for an additional $395/month OR Pay-as-you-Play Golf for $95 per round. $3900 Dock Lease based on availability.January 18, 2024www.callawassieisland.com843-987-2125
Colleton RiverFull Membership $28,385.00 annually, Limited Lifestyle Membership $19,104.00 annually (billed semi-annually, June and Dec.) Full Membership $28,385.00 annually, Limited Lifestyle Membership $19,104.00 annually (billed semi-annually, June and Dec.) $90,000 one-time initiation fee. January 5th 2024www.colletonriverclub.com843-836-4400
Crescent$2,502 annually $2,502 annually January 19, 2024http://www.thecrescent.us843-837-2520
Eagles Pointe$1,580 annually, paid in quarterly installments of $395.00 per quarter .Not applicable$100 new owner fee. $48.00/Per Quarter for optional trash serviceJanuary 19, 2024eaglespointepoa.com843-524-2207, kathy@bundyinc.com
The Farm at Buckwalter$1,014.98 annually ($507.49 semi-annually)Not applicable.One-time transfer fee of 2.5 % of sales price.January 19, 2024https://www.imchhi.com/the-farm-at-buckwalter843-785-4775, ext. 201
Folly FieldOptional, $125 annuallyOptional, $125 annuallyNoneOctober 5, 2023
Forest BeachOptional, $125 annually.Optional, $125 annually.None.June 1, 2023
Hampton HallAnnual Dues: $5,597 annually, paid in monthly installments of $466.43Annual Dues: $5,597 annually, paid in monthly installments of $466.43One-time social membership fee of $23,000. One-time capital fund contribution fee of $1,400. January 2, 2024https://www.hamptonhallclubsc.com/(843) 815-8730
Hampton Lake$4,602.31 annually$4,602.31 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-$2,750January 19, 2024https://hamptonlake.com/(843) 836-7463
The Haven at New Riverside$2,880 annually at $240 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.January 19, 2024http://www.thehavennow.com/843-706-0680
Hilton Head Lakes$1872 annually + monthly irrigation fee$1872 annually$286.66 one-time fee for Capital Reserve Fund - Paid at closingOctober 5, 2023https://www.hiltonheadlakes.com/843-784-5253
Hilton Head Plantation$1,261 annually$757 annuallyOne-time transfer fee of 1/4 of 1% of sale price with a cap at 6288.40January 12, 2024www.hiltonheadplantation.com(843) 681-8800
Indigo RunGolden Bear: $2416; The Golf Club: $2616; Broad Pointe: $3810; River Club: $3907. Golden Bear: $2053; The Golf Club: $2453; Broad Pointe: $3447; River Club: $3544
One-time initiation/transfer fee is $5082 for Homes and $4356 for Lots
River Club $2982
January 19, 2024http://www.indigoruncoa.org
Island West$1,661 annuallyNot applicableOne-time transfer fee of 1/4 of 1% of sales price, paid to POA by seller.October 5, 2023http://islandwesthoa.com843-785-4775, ext. 201
Lawton Station$1,004 annually ($251 quarterly)Not applicable$290 one-time working capital feeOctober 5, 2023https://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$17,434 annually
The annual dues allows property owners unlimited use of the community amenities and includes traditional HOA/POA type fees.
$17,434 annually
The annual dues allows property owners unlimited use of the community amenities and includes traditional HOA/POA type fees.
$50,000 one-time initiation fee February 26, 2024https://longcoveclub.com/(843) 686-1070
Mill Creek at Cypress RidgeSingle Family Homes: $1,392 annually OR $116/month; Townhomes: $2628 annually OR $219/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.January 22, 2024https://www.fsresidential.com1-800-770-0010
Moss Creek$7,512-annually or $626 per month$6,228 annually or $519 per month$30,000 Membership Certificate/initiation fee. Optional $1,500 activity fee or pay per activity January 10, 2024mosscreek@mosscreek-hiltonhead.com843-836-6116
Oldfield$10,744 and billed quarterly$10,744 and billed quarterlyClub & Association Initiation Fee $50,000
Additional Golf Membership, $10,000 initiation fee and monthly dues at $585 (annually $7,020) Young Executive Golf rates are available.
November 7, 2023http://oldfield1732.com843-645-4600
Palmetto Bluff$12,073.13 annually$20,000 one-time initiation fee October 5, 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, 2024https://pdpoa.org/843-785-1109
Palmetto Hall$1,980 annually, plus social or golf membership is required for an additional Fee.$1,485 annually, plus social or golf membership is required for an additional Fee$3500 Capital Reserve Fee (CRF) for homes and two payments of $1750 for lots, one as a down payment for lot and one when home construction commences.January 22, 2024http://www.palmettohallhhi.com/843-682-4182
Port Royal$2,060 annually + annual beach house assessment$1,751 annuallyTransfer fee: 1/2 of 1% of sales priceJanuary 23, 2024http://www.portroyalplantation.net/843-681-5114
Riverton Pointe$900 initial fee, then $178 per month.$900 initial fee, then $178 per month.Social fee $4000, then $200 per month, Golf fee $5500, then $550 per month.January 16, 2024https://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$2800 annually (Payable Quarterly - $700 each)$1,864 annually (Payable Quarterly-$466 each)$3750 Transfer fee, plus $200 administrative fee for resales
Community Enhancement Fee - $1500
January 24, 2024http://rosehillplantation.net/843-757-2450
Sea Pines $1,957 annually$1,169 annuallyNo Transfer Fee. Please note that some subdivisions of Sea Pines may have additional fees for private amenities, maintenance, etc. January 24, 2024https://www.seapinesliving.com843-671-1343
Shell Hall$1,756 annuallyNot applicable$3,500 Transfer fee; $400 capital contribution for new developer homesJanuary 24, 2024https://www.sentrymgt.com/offices/bluffton/843-605-4244
Shelter Cove$1,354 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 25, 2024https://pdpoa.org/
Shipyard$1120 annually$1120 annuallyEnhancement Fee is 1/2 of 1% of sales price to be paid by SellerJanuary 25, 2024www.shipyardhhi.com843-785-3383
Spanish Wells$2,000 annually$1,285 annuallyNoneOctober 5, 2023www.spanishwellsplantation.com843-686-4052
Spring Island$26,071 anually$18,716 Clubhouse fees and $7,355 Maintenance FeesOctober 5, 2023http://www.springisland.com/843-987-2002
Sun City$2,592 base annually ($648/quarter), Note annual neighborhood assessment may apply. Some neighborhoods may also charge for required landscaping maintenance.
Sun City North: $3,297/year with dues billed quarterly at $274.75/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.2/3 of 1% of the selling price. - New Member Fee - resales only, $3,500 Community Enhancement fee resale - resales only, $300 Administrative Transfer FeeJanuary 25, 2024https://www.suncityhiltonhead.org843-705-4000
University Park$1,500 annually, paid in monthly installments of $125.Not applicable1/2 of 1% of sales priceJanuary 25, 2024https://www.imchhi.com/university-park843-605-4244
Westbury Park$1764 annually, or pay quarterly installments of $441Not applicable1/2 of 1% of sales priceJanuary 25, 2024https://www.imchhi.com/westbury-park-ra843-785-4775, ext. 201
WexfordThe Regular Assessments Total of $20,560
payable quarterly at $5,140*
provides property owners all-inclusive use of the
community amenities.)...See Schedule of Fees
$20,560 annually paid quarterly at $5,140.00Initiation fee of $50,000 for homes, $25,000 for lots. Food and beverage minimum for all properies is $1,350 annually.January 25, 2024https://www.wexfordplantation.com(843) 686-8810
Windmill Harbour$3,056 annually. $764.00 per quarter$1,528 annually. Annual vacant lot maintenance fee is $364. Boat-slips are $764 annually. Additional fees may applyJanuary 25, 2024https://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 FeeFebruary 16, 2024https://www.suncityhiltonhead.org843-705-4000
Hilton Head Harbour RV Resort$2,580 annually/$645 Quarterly$2,580 annually/$645 QuarterlyNoneFebruary 16, 2024843-785-4018
Hilton Head Island MotorCoach Resort
$3400 annually assessed at $850/qtr.$3400 annually assessed at $850/qtr.1000 transfer fee + $125 waiver feeJanuary 25, 2024http://www.hhimotorcoachresort.com/843-422-6068 - Jim Skillet (sp?)
Melrose$1,000 annually$800 annuallyImproved lots include trash pickup at the property.February 16, 2024Todd Norris - POA Treasurer703-623-9008
Haig Point Club$18,861 annually. $4,715.25 quarterly. See Documents for Fee Schedules$50,000 one-time initiation fee January 25, 2024https://haigpoint.com/Maria Sawyer
Bloody Point$1,380 annually$1,150 annuallyFebruary 16, 2024Rich Silver, Treasurer rasilver47@gmail.com
Woodbridge$700 annuallyNANo Transfer FeeJanuary 25, 2024
Southern Oaks at New Riverside$820 annually Single Family, $2,221.56 annually TownhomesNA1x quarterly POAJanuary 25, 2024GW Services: chelsea@wgserviceshhi.com843-686-4052
Bluffton Park$761 annually Cottages, $695 annually, Townhomes $1517.52 annually at 126.46 monthlyNA2 x Regime + Admin FeeJanuary 25, 2024Association Manager: Dave Lewellen843-785-4775 ext. 207
Edgefield$650 annuallyNATransfer fee-1/4 of 1%January 26, 2024Association Manager: Tasha Ard,843-785-4775 ext. 204
The Heritage at New Riverside$1080 annuallyNATransfer Fee- $750 Capital Contribution, 1/4 of 1% of sales priceFebruary 13, 2024Superior Mang. Joy Smith843-800-8945
The Villages at Palmetto Pointe$730 annually/ $365 billed bi-annuallyNANo Transfer FeeJanuary 25, 2024Atlantic States Management, lborn@atlanticstatesmanagement.com843-837-2520
Parkside at Baynard Park$1440 annuallyNA.5 of 1% of total purchase priceJanuary 25, 2024Atlantic States Management-Judy Mason843-368-1950
Baynard Park$1780 annually/$445 quarterlyNAAdmin. Processing Fee-.5 of 1%February 13, 2024Atlantic States Management-Judy Mason843-368-1950
Lake Linden$660 annuallyNANo Transfer FeeJanuary 25, 2024Atlantic States Management - Wendy Tillman843-837-2520, ext. 2003
Fern Lakes$1264 annuallyNAroad assement $200 year until 3/2023. No transfer feeJanuary 25, 2024Association Manager: Stacie Jacobs(843)785-4775 ext. 202
Palmetto Pointe Townes$1,038 annually single family, $3,324 annually TownhomesNATransfer Fee-$300January 25, 2024Association Manager: Dave Lewellen,843-785-4775 ext. 207
Alston Park$1342 annually/$111.83 monthlyNATransfer Fee-1x quarterly duesJanuary 25, 2024GW Services-Sarah843-686-4055
Hidden Lakes$904 annually/$226 quarterlyNA1/2 of 1% of sales priceJanuary 25, 2024Association Services,Inc. Heather Houck, hhouck@asihhi.com843-785-7070
Pine Ridge$540 annually/$135 QuarterlyNATransfer Fee-1/4 of 1% of the sales priceFebruary 13, 2024Bundy Appraisal & Management,Kathy Bundy, kbundy@bundyinc.com843-524-2207
Sandy Pointe$840 annuallyNANo Transfer FeeFebruary 16, 2024Association Manager: Tasha Ard,(843)785-4775 ext. 204
May River Preserve$2200 annuallyNARoad assessment $1,400 due in June 2021October 5, 2023Sentry Management, Karen MacMillan, kmacmillan@sentrymgt.com843-785-4775 ext. 207
WindtreeNo POANANo Transfer FeeFebruary 16, 2024
Victoria Bluff$1000 annuallyNA1x Qtr AssessmentFebruary 16, 2024Atlantic States Management-Judy Mason, jmason@atlanticstatesmanagement.com843-837-2520
The GatheringsNo POA FeeNATransfer Fee-1/4 of 1% of sales priceFebruary 16, 2024High Tide Associates- Doug Skelly, dnskelly@aol.com843-681-6164
Pine Forest Village$786 annuallyNANo Transfer FeeFebruary 16, 2024Sentry Management, Laura Vreeland, lvreeland@sentrymgt.com
Brighton Oaks$788 annuallyNANo Transfer FeeFebruary 16, 2024IMC Resort Services, Jessica Powell,jpowell@imchhi.com(843) 785-4775
Pinecrest$900 annuallyNA1/2 of 1% of sales priceJanuary 25, 2024Association Manager: Tasha Ard,(843)785-4775 ext. 204
Traditions at Old Carolina$1165 annuallyNA1/4 of 1% of sale priceJanuary 25, 2024Sentry Mangement - Laura Vreeland, lvreeland@sentrymgt.com843-605-4244
Stock Farm$630 annuallyNANo Transfer FeeFebruary 16, 2024Stock Farm Management-Emmett McCracken843-757-8046
Bartons Run$1,600 annuallyNA1x Quarterly POA feeFebruary 16, 2024Sentry Mangement - Laura Vreeland, lvreeland@sentrymgt.com843-605-4244
Seagrass Station$980 annuallyNA2x Monthly Assessment. This does provide access to al of Seagrass Station Amenities.-$25 Admin Fee.January 25, 2024AAM, LLC864.341.8001
Gascoigne Bluff$2000 annuallyNANo Transfer FeeFebruary 16, 2024Gascoigne Bluff Homeowners Association
Meadows at New Riverside$565.80 annuallyNANo Transfer FeeFebruary 16, 2024The Meadows At New Riverside POA843-706-3003
Wellstone at Bluffton$1,620 annually/ $135 billed montlyNATransfer Fee-$500.00February 16, 2024Atlantic States Management, Judy Mason, jmason@atlanticstatesmanagement.com843-837-2520
The Colony at The Cresent$2295 annuallyNARegime Fee is $500.19/mth includes NICJanuary 25, 2024Atlantic States Management-Wendy, wtillman@atlanticstatesmanagement.com 843-837-2520
Latitude at MARGARITAVILLELatitude Singlefam $3,584.64, Latitude Vill Hm $4,141.20, Conch Cottage $3,836.76NA1/6th of Annual POAJanuary 25, 2024Latitude 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 $300 ADMINISTRATIVE FeeJanuary 25, 2024Schaeffer Properties-Mark843-505-1422
University Place$500 Single Family Homes, $1680 TownhomesN/ANoneJanuary 25, 2024Bundy Appraisal & Management, Inc.843-524-2207
Victoria Square$130.20 MonthlyNA1x Quarterly DuesFebruary 16, 2024Atlantic States Management, hpratt@atlanticstatesmanagement.com843-785-3278
Abbey GlenNo POA FeeNATransfer Fee: 2x Monthly Regime-Reg Fee Per Owner: $412.27February 16, 2024Terranova Group864-232-0406
AllenwoodAllenwood $1185, Allenwood Town House $1584Allenwood Land $288Transfer Fee-.25 of 1%January 25, 2024Paul Thornton, allenwoodhoa@icloud.com843-686-7401
Carolina Isles$1300 annuallyNATown of HHI - .25 of 1% of purchase price or $1000January 25, 2024IMC Services- Jennifer Meisel843-785-4775
Four Seasons at Carolina Oaks$2520 annually at $210 per monthN/A$1,000 Capital Contribution plus $400, Resales: 1/3% Transfer feesJanuary 25, 2024K. 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$1300 annuallyNATransfer Fee .25 of 1% of purchase priceJanuary 25, 2024IMC 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.