Community & POA Fee Schedule

Costs Of Living In Private Communities


On Hilton Head Island and in Bluffton, most residential neighborhoods are privately owned. The expenses of maintaining and running the community are paid for by homeowners in the form of a Property Owner's Association (POA) fee. These fees cover roads, landscaping, gated security, amenities upkeep, etc. Of course, there are other fees that may be levied for special improvements and additional administrative costs. An explanation of additional fees is provided at the bottom of this page.

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Hilton Head Community Fee Structure*


 

POA Improved

POA Unimproved

Miscellaneous Fees

Forest Beach

$95

$95

 

Hilton Head Plantation

$1,376

$825

Transfer fee of .0025% levied at time of sale.

Indigo Run

$1,515 + yearly neighborhood assessment.

$1,288 + yearly neighborhood assessment.

Initiation fee (2x the yearly assessment).

$250 administrative processing fee.

Leamington

$2,549 + $728 for villas.

$2,549

Transfer fee of .0050% levied at time of sale (up to $8,322).

Long Cove

$11,635

$11,635

Initiation fee of:

• $20,000 residence

• $19,900 lots

Palmetto Dunes

$1,725

$1,725

Transfer fee of .0050% levied at time of sale.

$200 administrative processing fee.

Palmetto Hall

$1,410 + golf/social membership.

$1,058 + golf/social membership.

$125 administrative processing fee.

Port Royal

$1,605

$1,363

Transfer fee of .0050% levied at time of sale.

Special assessment for Club House of:

• $2,822 improved

• $2,398 unimproved

Sea Pines

$1,028

$613

Neighborhood fees and additional expenses based on location.

Shipyard

$910

$910

Transfer fee of .0050% levied at time of sale.

Spanish Wells

$1,665

$1,665

 

Wexford

$19,305

$19,305

Initiation fee of:

• $20,000 residence

• $10,000 lots

F&B minimum of $1,090 yearly.

Windmill Harbour

$2,820

$1,410 + $320 vacant

maintenance fee.

Initial special assessment fee of:

• $400 residence

• $200 lots

* All information deemed to be reliable, but not guaranteed. Other fees may apply. This chart is for informational purposes only.

Bluffton Community Fee Structure*


 

POA (Improved)

POA (Unimproved)

Miscellaneous Fees

Belfair

$14,980

$14,980

Initiation fee of $19,500.

Berkeley Hall

$17,855

$17,855

Initiation fee of $17,855.

Colleton River

$18,025

$18,025

 

Hampton Hall

$3,850

$3,080

Social membership fee of $4,000.

Partial-fund contribution of $789.50.

Hampton Lake

$3,376 + yearly neighborhood assessment.

$3,376 + yearly neighborhood assessment.

Capital contribution fee of $2,000.

Moss Creek

$5,334

$4,416

Initiation fee of $23,000.

Oldfield

$7,536 + yearly neighborhood assessment.

$7,536 + yearly neighborhood assessment.

Transfer fee of 1% levied at time of sale, not to exceed $8,000.

Palmetto Bluff

$7,842 + $3,550 social/activity membership fee.

$7,842 + $3,550 social/activity membership fee.

Improved transfer fee of 1% levied at time of sale.

Unimproved transfer fee of .75% levied at time of sale.

Rose Hill

$2,100

$1,400

Transfer fee of $1,757 levied at time of sale.

$200 administrative processing fee.

Sun City

$2,100 + yearly neighborhood assessment.

 

Transfer fee of .33% levied at time of sale.

$200 administrative processing fee.

* All information deemed to be reliable, but not guaranteed. Other fees may apply. This chart is for informational purposes only.

Special Assessments And Capital Improvements


Major projects will often require funding via a special assessment. These improvements are usually agreed upon by the voting members of a POA's board. Special assessments are generally levied in installments over a fixed period of time.

In contrast, capital improvement fees are usually levied once in the form of an upfront fee at the time of purchase.

Transfer And Administrative Fees


Many communities may charge a transfer fee (otherwise known as a re-conveyance fee, resale fee or recovery fee) at the time of sale. This fee is levied each time the property sells or changes hands, and is typically attached as a covenant.

Administrative fees are charged to recoup administrative costs such as modifications to community records.

Other Membership Expenses


Membership and amenity fees help fund golf courses, tennis facilities, open parks, etc. Most communities charge an annual fee. Some even allow homeowners the option to pick and choose which amenities they will use and help fund. 

Food and beverage minimums are often enforced in communities with clubhouses that feature restaurants and bars.