POA Documents

Following are downloadable documents regarding general POA services. For information about POA services, click here.

Governing Documents

Covenants, also called “governing documents,” are non-governmental, legally-binding restrictions that apply to land and land owners. On Daniel Island, there are three primary sets of covenants that correspond to each of the property owners associations: the Daniel Island Community Association, Inc. (DICA), Daniel Island Park Association, Inc. (DIPA), and Daniel Island Town Association, Inc. (DITA).

The Covenants are legal instruments that are recorded in the official land records office for Berkeley County. They describe in detail the rights and responsibilities of property owners and of each of the associations. All property owners should have been provided with a copy of the covenants by their attorney at closing. They are also available in digital format below.

Daniel Island Community Association CC&Rs (download)

Daniel Island Park Association CC&Rs (download)

Daniel Island Town Association CC&Rs (download)

Daniel Island Master Zoning Text (download)

Shared Parking (download)

Shared Cost (download)

DITA Holiday Roofline Lighting Standards (download)

 

Association Budgets

Each association’s Board of Directors approves the budgets of DICA, DIPA, and DITA each fall.  As a reminder, the Daniel Island Town Association (DITA) includes the business district of Daniel Island and most of the multi family residential developments (including the Oaks). The Daniel Island Community Association (DICA) includes single family and townhome properties south of I-526 as well as the Parkside Condominiums. The Daniel Island Park Association (DIPA) includes residential property north of I-526 (except the Oaks).

2021 Daniel Island Community Association (DICA) Budget (download)

2020 DICA Annual Meeting Presentation (download)

2021 Daniel Island Park Association (DIPA) Budget (download)

2020 DIPA Annual Meeting Presentation (download)

2021 Daniel Island Town Association (DITA) Budget (download)

2020 DITA Annual Meeting Presentation (download)

 

Reserve Study

Each association has a reserve study that is updated annually. A reserve study is an in-depth evaluation of a property’s physical components and an analysis of its reserve funds. Based on a thorough on-site inspection, a custom reserve study details anticipated replacements or repairs to common-area elements and recommends annual reserve funding to cover capital expenditures for the next 30 years.

2020 Daniel Island Community Association (DICA) Reserve Study (download)

2020 Daniel Island Park Association (DIPA) Reserve Study (download)

2020 Daniel Island Town Association (DITA) Reserve Study (download)

Audits

The associations have historically only received a letter of review/opinion annually on the associations’ finances by an independent accountant. Below are the 2020 audits:

Daniel Island Community Association (DICA) Management Letter (download)

Daniel Island Park Association (DIPA) Management Letter (download)

Daniel Island Town Association (DITA) Management Letter (download)

Daniel Island Community Association (DICA) Financial Statements (download)

Daniel Island Park Association (DIPA) Financial Statements (download)

Daniel Island Town Association (DITA) Financial Statements (download)

on (DITA) Financial Statements (download)

Amenity Rentals, Rules & Regulations

Daniel Island has a wide range of amenities available for resident enjoyment. For more information about parks, playgrounds, boat landings and pools, view or download the documents on this page.

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Parks –

Daniel Island is home to numerous parks, many of which are available for special events, birthday parties, weddings and more.

For information about renting Barfield Park, Center Park, Codner’s Ferry Park and Smythe Park, please contact Barbara McLaughlin at barbara.mclaughlin@dicommunity.org or 843.971.4401.

 

The Pierce Park Pavilion, an outdoor event pavilion with views of the Wando River, is also available for special events and features bathrooms and a catering kitchen. The park also has a large playground and paved parking.

The Crow’s Nest, a two story outdoor event space with views of the marsh, is also available for special events and features bathrooms and a catering kitchen.

Weekend Policy Modification for Non-Profit Organizations:

Daniel Island Resident Sponsored Non-Profit Organizations may rent 1 weekend day (Friday, Saturday, Sunday) per month, if available, at the non-profit weekend rental rate. All additional resident sponsored rentals for the same non-profit organization during that same month, shall pay rental rates as listed in the Pierce Park Pavilion and Crow’s Nest contracts.

Pavilion Rental Agreement (download)

Crow’s Nest Rental Agreement (download)

For information about renting the Pierce Park Pavilion, please contact Danielle Hermann at danielle.hermann@dicommunity.org or 843-971-4405.

 

Pools –

The Daniel Island Community Association currently maintains three swimming pools at Pierce Park, Scott Park and Edgefield Park. All pools are heated and cooled accordingly.

Pierce Park Pool and Scott Park Pool are chlorine pools. Edgefield Park Pool is a salt water pool.

 

Pierce Park Pool – 1801 Pierce Street

Winter 2020/2021 Pool Schedule

The pool at Pierce Park is open seven days a week with hours varying by season. The Pierce Park Pool received new heaters in January 2018. While we can’t guarantee 365 days/year swimming due to unanticipated extreme weather conditions, we are now able to expand our swim season into the colder months. The hours are 5:00 am – 10:00 pm.

The pool is for the exclusive use of members of the Daniel Island Community Association and their guests. Guests must be accompanied by the resident at all times.

The Pierce Park pool is not available for pool parties, swim lessons or special events.

Click HERE for the DI Flying Fish Website

Pierce Park Pool Guidelines (download)

 

Scott Park Pool – 177 Corn Planters Street

Current CLOSED for the season.

The pool at Scott Park is open seven days a week with hours varying by season. From April to September (the pool season) hours are 5:00 am – 10:00 pm.

The pool is for the exclusive use of members of the Daniel Island Community Association and their guests. Guests must be accompanied by the resident at all times.

The Scott Park pool is available for pool parties and swim lessons. For information about renting Scott Park Pool for a pool party or for setting up swim lessons, please contact Dani Hermann at danielle.hermann@dicommunity.org or 843.971.4405.

Scott Park Pool Guidelines (download)

 

Edgefield Park Pool – 1651 Oak Leaf Street

Current CLOSED for the season.

The pool at Edgefield Park is open seven days a week with hours varying by season. During the pool season, the hours are 5:00 am – 10:00 pm.

The pool is for the exclusive use of members of the Daniel Island Community Association and their guests. Guests must be accompanied by the resident at all times.

The Edgefield Park pool is not available for pool parties, swim lessons or special events.

Edgefield Pool Guidelines (download)

 

Boat Landings

There are two community boat landings on Daniel Island. The Beresford Creek boat landing located at 212 Beresford Creek Street is available to residents of the Daniel Island Community Association (DICA). The Ralston Creek boat landing is located in Great Oak Park (408 Creek Landing Street) and available to residents of the Daniel Island Park Association (DIPA).

These are privately owned and operated facilities located within residential neighborhoods. Users are subject to rules and regulations designed to minimize inconvenience to the neighboring property owners. To gain access to these facilities, please contact info@dicommunity.org or call us at (843) 971-9200.

DICA Membership Agreement

DIPA Membership Agreement

Kayaks & Stand Up Paddle-board Rentals

While the POA office is still closed and staff is working remotely, the rental process will be different. Please read the rental guidelines below:

  • Daniel Island Community Association residents will only be permitted to rent from the Beresford Creek Boat Landing
    • In stock equipment:
      • 3 single sit on top kayaks
      • 3 tandem sit on top kayaks
      • 4 stand up paddle boards
      • All necessary life jackets and paddles for rental
  • Daniel Island Park Association residents will only be permitted to rent from the Ralston Creek Boat Landing
    • In stock equipment:
      • 3 single sit on top kayaks
      • 2 tandem sit on top kayaks
      • 1 stand up paddle board
      • All necessary life jackets and paddles for rental
  • Please note that for Daniel Island Town Association residents, the rental of the kayaks and paddle boards will not be available, but stay tuned for information on upcoming rental options in early 2021 for watercraft at the new Daniel Island Marina at the end of River Landing Drive.
  • Participants must be 18 or older to rent a watercraft. Children must be a minimum of 50lbs or 3 years of age to participate. An adult must accompany children under 18 in a tandem kayak. Maximum of 1 child per adult.
  • All rentals include watercraft, PFD (personal flotation device), and paddle. All rented equipment must be returned to the locker where it was originally picked up.
  • If any rented equipment is damaged, lost, or stolen, the renter will be charged full replacement or repair costs at retail prices.
  • Daniel Island POA reserves the right to charge an additional ½ day or full day fee for each watercraft that is returned later than their expected return time.
  • All rentals must be booked at least 24 hours in advance.
    • If booking for a Monday, must be booked by 12 PM on the preceding Friday
  • Please note, if you would like to rent on a Saturday or Sunday, you would have to pick up the equipment on the preceding Friday and you will have the watercraft through Monday morning at 9 AM. The POA office is closed on weekends and therefore is unable to schedule 4 hr or 24 hr rentals on weekends.
  • For necessary sanitation and inspection of the watercraft’s, there will be a 24 hour time period between rentals of the same watercraft.
    • For example, kayak #3 was rented on Monday, it will not be available to rent again until Wednesday.
  • At this time we will not be offering SUP or Kayak instruction.

Rental Process:

  • Email info@dicommunity.org with your property address, what you are looking to rent, and when you would like to rent the items.
    • Please only email with inquiries as we will need to contact you back with a few questions for your rental.
  • A POA staff member will contact you back with additional questions needed for your rental.
  • Once all of the information has been provided to the POA Staff member, they will send a digital agreement via DocuSign and online payment instructions.
  • To obtain your rented items, you will also be scheduling a time to meet the POA personnel at the respective boat landing.
    • Please note, the pick up time is 9 AM for ALL rentals.
  • If you cannot continue with your rental due to inclement weather, but you have already paid, we will issue a refund to your property account to be applied towards future rentals or your annual dues.

Prices:

Please note, if you would like to rent on a Saturday or Sunday, you would have to pick up the equipment on the preceding Friday and you will have the watercraft through Monday morning at 9 AM. The POA office is closed on weekends and therefore is unable to schedule 4 hr or 24 hr rentals on weekends.

  • Single Kayak
    • $15 up to 4 hours
    • $25 up to 24 hours
    • $25 weekend (Fri-Sun)
  • Tandem Kayak
    • $25 up to 4 hours
    • $35 up to 24 hours
    • $35 weekend (Fri-Sun)
  • Stand-up Paddle Board
    • $25 up to 4 hours
    • $35 up to 24 hours
    • $35 weekend (Fri-Sun)

Real Estate Closings

If you are considering buying or selling a property on Daniel Island, please review the below important for Real Estate closings. Included documents are the 2021 Real Estate Closing Fees and New Homeowner Info Sheet.

For questions regarding closings on Daniel Island or the associated fees, please contact Sara Cuthbert, Assistant Finance Manager, at Sara.Cuthbert@dicommunity.org or give her a call at (843) 971-4404.

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2021 Real Estate Closing Fees

DICA -Daniel Island Community Association – DIPA – Daniel Island Park Association

Annual Assessments:

  • DICA – $ 947 (prorated)
    DIPA – $ 1,074 (prorated)

Additional Fees:

  • Nobel’s Point Dock Fee – $250
  • Captain Island Fee – $395

Lot Maintenance Fee:

  • DICA and DIPA – $ 400 (prorated) DIA to Buyer
    DICA and DIPA – $ 400 (prorated) Seller to Buyer

Community Enhancement Fees: (Not prorated)

  • DICA (parcel N & O) = ¼% of Sales Price (not to exceed $7417.00)
  • DICA (all others) = ½% of Sales Price (not to exceed $7417.00)
  • DIPA = ½% of Sales Price (not to exceed $7417.00)

Estoppel Fee:

  • DICA and DIPA -$250 Resale Closings Only (Not prorated) Due at Closing- Made payable to Daniel Island Town Association

Street Sweeping Fee:

  • DICA and DIPA – $ 250 (not prorated) Per year for active construction (*Due from Builders only when plans are stamped)

Capitalization Fee:

  • DICA – $ 158.00 (not prorated) 1/6th of annual assessment
  • DIPA – $ 358.00 (not prorated) 1/3rd of annual assessment

Mailbox Fee:

  • DICA – $ 400 (not prorated)
  • DIPA – $ 400 (not prorated)

ARB Fee:

  • DICA – $ 1000 (Due when plans are submitted to ARB)
  • DIPA – $ 1,800 (Due when plans are submitted to ARB)
  • Additional ARB Review fee of $1800 for reviews requested after 3rd revised conceptual
  • Captain Island ARB Fee- $2300 (Due when plans are submitted to ARB)
  • Additional ARB Review fee of $2300 for reviews requested after 3rd revised (conceptual)
  • Captain Island Dock Review Fee – $500 (Due when plans are submitted to ARB)

Builder Construction Deposits with Master Deposit: Due at Closing

  • DICA and DIPA – $2000

Builder Construction Deposit without Master Deposit: Due at Closing

  • DICA – $ 5,000
  • DIPA – $ 7,500

Homeowner Construction Deposit: Due prior to pick up of Stamped Plans

  • DICA – $ 5,000
  • DIPA – $ 7,500

Captain Island Dock Construction Deposit – $5000

 

2021 Real Estate Closing Fees (download)

New Homeowner Info Update Sheet (download)

New Homeowner Info Update Sheet (online form)

Daniel Island town Center Resale Addendum (download)

Resale Addendum-DI_DIP-Home or Lot (download)

FAQ

Where do I find important contacts and media websites for Hurricane Season?

For important contacts and recommended media websites to monitor during Hurricane Season, click HERE.

Who do you call when you encounter issues with off leash pets or other animal related concerns? 

Residents should contact the Consolidated Dispatch Center at 843.743.7200 for all concerns regarding public safety (911 if there is any immediate danger). The dispatcher will contact the on-duty Animal Services officer during normal business hours. During all other hours, officers are dispatched to assist and Animal Services will follow-up (if necessary) during the next business day.

If any resident has questions or would like to speak directly with Animal Services, they can call 843.720.3915 and speak with Courtney Bayles who is the supervisor of the Animal Services unit.

How can I rent the Pierce Park Pavilion, Crow’s Nest or the Scott Park Pool?

For information about renting the any of these amenities for a special event, please contact the POA office at 843-971-9200.

Are short-term rentals allowed on Daniel Island?

Though the Daniel Island CC&Rs do not prohibit short term rentals (1-29 days) specifically, the City ordinance regarding short term rentals do pertain to Daniel Island and must be adhered to. Additional Information can be found on the City of Charleston website HERE. The entirety of Daniel Island (and all of the parts of the City of Charleston in Berkeley County, along with other areas) are in Residential Category 3 under the regulations.

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How do I find out the exterior colors on my existing home?

To find out the exterior colors of your home, please contact Lisa Avant at lisa.avant@dicommunity.org or 843.971.9200.

What is DINA?

DINA stands for Daniel Island Neighborhood Association. DINA works directly with the City of Charleston as the liaison between the residents and the City. They typically help with situations such as speed humps, one sided parking, signage, etc.

The current DINA President is Greg Taylor. He can be contacted at: DanielIslandNeighborhood@gmail.com

Where can I find a map of Daniel Island?

Click HERE to view our latest map of Daniel Island.

Where can I find a list of trails on Daniel Island?

Click HERE to view the color coded list of trails and HERE for the accompanying map.

I would like to make exterior changes to my home. What is the process?

Please use the ARB Modification Application (download here) to make any exterior modifications including landscape changes, pool additions, etc. The form should be submitted to Mary Stuart Sutton, ARB Administrator. If you have any questions, please contact Mary Stuart at marystuart.sutton@dicommunity.org.

Is Recycling Available on Daniel Island?

Our office frequently fields calls regarding recycling on Daniel Island. The residents of Daniel Island have a “free” recycling option thanks to Berkeley County’s partnership with RePower South. The RePower South facility, located at the Berkeley County landfill, takes 100 percent of the residential and commercial waste delivered to the site and process it into recycled commodities, as well as a coal alternative which is co-fired with coal.

As of April 8th 2019, RePower South began servicing Daniel Island with its single stream collection, meaning all garbage and recyclables go into one bin. Residents are to place all garbage and recycling materials into their current green City of Charleston bin for collection.

If you live in a condo, apartment or townhome community and are not serviced by the City of Charleston and Capital Waste Services during their Monday or Tuesday curbside garbage pickups, you should contact the property manager for your community to inquire as to your recycling options.

According to Plant Manager Karl Stechmesser, “we are able to extract approximately 25-30 percent recycled commodities from the waste stream. This includes cardboard (OCC), mixed papers, PET (water bottles, soft drink bottles, etc.), HDPE (milk jugs, laundry detergent containers, etc.), and both ferrous and non-ferrous (aluminum) metals. Additionally, the company has developed a process that can convert plastics 3-7 on the ‘recycling spectrum’ along with mixed papers into a bio-fuel called ReEngineered Feedstock.” Combined (recycled commodities and biofuel), RePower South extracts more than 60 percent of the overall waste stream, which no longer goes to the landfill, added Stechmesser. “One caveat – we do not convert glass as it is not economically feasible to process,” he said. “Should residents like to recycle glass, they will need to seek other alternatives.” Additionally, there is no cost to residents of Berkeley County to recycle. “so, whether a family wants to recycle or not, everyone in Berkeley County will be recycling with no effort, other than rolling your garbage can to the street,” added Stechmesser.

Additional information can be obtained at https://www.repowersouth.com/.

How do I get a trashcan?

The City of Charleston Environmental Services Division can provide you with a trashcan. Please submit an online request HERE or call (843) 724-7311 to request a container. A record of each assigned container is maintained to control and ensure against container loss.

Does the City of Charleston Environmental Services Division pick up Florescent Light Bulbs, Microwaves, or Mattresses?

The City of Charleston Environmental Services Division does not puck up light bulbs or microwaves. Microwaves are considered e-waste. They will pick up mattresses if they are notified in advance

Who do I contact for a replacement mailbox?

Please contact the POA office at 843.971.9200 and let them know the reason for the request for a replacement mailbox. If you leave your name, address, phone number and email, the POA Field Operations Staff will come to your property and assess the damage. The present cost of a replacement mailbox is $400.

Who maintains the street trees?

The City of Charleston Urban Forestry Division maintains the street trees. Should you have any contacts, you can contact David Grant, Deputy Director of Operations for the City of Charleston, at 843.724.7148 or email at grantd@charleston-sc.gov.

Do Daniel Island residents get any discounts or free tickets to concerts at the Volvo Cars Stadium?

Yes, quite often the promoters of the concerts at the Volvo Cars Stadium will offer pre-sale discount tickets to Daniel island residents. This is not the case for every concert, but certainly many.

How do I get tickets to concerts at the Volvo Cars Stadium?

To purchase tickets to concerts at the Volvo Cars Stadium, please click here.

Where do I sign my kids up for camps (soccer, art, kiddie, etc.) on Daniel Island?

The Daniel Island POA offers several kids’ camps (ages 3 – 5) and swim camps (ages 6+) each summer at the Crow’s Nest and Edgefield Pool. The City of Charleston Recreational Department and Bishop England High School offers additional sports camps. Check out the Calendar of Events to search for available camps.

Where can I get a map of Daniel Island?

A current map of the island can be picked up at the Daniel Island POA office at 130 River Landing Drive, the Daniel Island Sales & Welcome Center at 101 River Landing Drive or download here.

Where can I get information about home and apartment rentals on Daniel Island?

Contact the Daniel Island Sales and Information office at 843.971.7100 or info@danielisland.com, or visit their office at 101 River Landing Drive

What do I do if I see an alligator in one of the ponds?

Contact POA Field Operations Manager Chris Hamil at 843.696.3496 or by email at chris.hamil@dicommunity.org. Provide a description of the alligator (approximate length and any special behavior you may have noted) and the exact pond location. It is also very helpful – if you are comfortable and in a safe position – to take a photo of the alligator and attach the picture to your email.

Who should I call about mosquito problems?

The mission of the Mosquito Abatement Department is to use integrated approaches in developing and applying mosquito management strategies which are effective, economical and practical, and which are protective of human health and the environment. Mosquito Abatement Program: 843-719-4646

How can I access the community boat landings?

Please email info@dicommunity.org or call our office at (843) 971-9200 for more information.

How do I rent kayaks or stand up paddleboards?

Please click HERE to view the latest rental protocols.

When is pool season?

The Pierce Park Pool is a year round pool. The pool season for Scott and Edgefield is generally spring through fall. These dates are determined on a year-to-year basis depending on several influencing factors. The dates are announced to the community prior to opening via the Daniel Island POA website and e-newsletter.

How do I rent a park area on the island for a party?

Please contact the Daniel Island POA office for information about park rentals. 843.971.9200 or info@dicommunity.org

Can I have a yard sale?

While individual garage sales are not allowed on Daniel Island per the Covenants, residents are given the opportunity and encourage to participate each fall and spring in the Community Wide Red Balloon Yard Sales. Please contact the POA office for future dates.

 

Who To Call

View or download this helpful list of phone numbers. (download)

helpful list of phone numbers. (download)