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 landowners. 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 the digital format below.

Daniel Island Community Association CC&Rs (download)

DICA Assignment of Declarant Rights (download)

Daniel Island Park Association CC&Rs (download)

DIPA Assignment of Declarant Rights (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)

 

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.

2021 Daniel Island Community Association (DICA) Reserve Study (download)

2021 Daniel Island Park Association (DIPA) Reserve Study (download)

2021 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. See below for more information about parks, playgrounds, boat landings, and pools.

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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 using Barfield Park, Center Park, Codner’s Ferry Park, or Smythe Park, please contact Lisa Avant at Lisa.Avant@dicommunity.org.

 

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.

For information about renting the Pierce Park Pavilion or the Crow’s Nest, please contact Danielle Stix at danielle.stix@dicommunity.org.

 

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 saltwater pool.

 

Pierce Park Pool – 1801 Pierce Street

The pool at Pierce Park is a 25-meter pool with six lanes and 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 or special events.

Click HERE for the DI Flying Fish Website

Pierce Park Pool Guidelines (download)

 

Scott Park Pool – 177 Corn Planters Street

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.

Please contact Danielle Stix at danielle.stix@dicommunity.org for more information about pool parties at the Scott Park Pool.

Scott Park Pool Guidelines (download)

 

Edgefield Park Pool – 1651 Oak Leaf Street

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)

Pool Programming

Flying Fish Swim Team: The Flying Fish Swim Team is the island’s competitive summer swim league. The swim team was formed in the summer of 2004 with approximately 45 registered children on the team. Since that time it has grown to over 200 swimmers ranging from ages 5 through 18 and has placed among the top three teams at the CCAA City Meet from 2009 to 2019! More information about the 2022 summer season can be found HERE, or check out their website HERE.

  • Practice takes place Mon – Fri from 4 PM – 7:15 PM, and Saturday from 7:15 AM – 10:15 AM. During practice, the pool is CLOSED to all other pool patrons.

  • On June 3rd, the practice schedule will change to Mon-Sat 7:15 AM – 10:30 AM.

  • All swim team practices and home meets take place at the Pierce Park Pool.

Swim Lessons: Daniel Island POA will be allowing 3rd party swim lesson providers to teach on Daniel Island as they have in past years. Instructors will be required to provide Daniel Island with a Certificate of Insurance that lists the Daniel Island Community Association as additional insured as well as completing an instructor waiver before being able to teach lessons.

  • Authorized Instructor List (download). This list simply identifies the instructors who have met the insurance and legal requirements and are eligible to teach. The POA will accept and add additional instructors to the list as they come in and are authorized. Please email Danielle Stix at Danielle.Stix@dicommunity.org for more information.
  • All swim lessons take place at the Scott Park Pool.

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 is 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.

Please contact us at info@dicommunity.org for the boat landing application.

Kayaks & Stand Up Paddle-board Rentals

The Daniel Island Property Owners’ Association Office has a variety of kayaks and stand-up paddleboards at both the Ralston Creek and Beresford Creek Boat Landing for residents to rent.

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 paddleboards
      • 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 paddleboard
      • All necessary life jackets and paddles for rental
  • Please note that for Daniel Island Town Association residents, the rental of the kayaks and paddleboards will not be available, but stay tuned for information on upcoming rental options for watercraft at the new Daniel Island Yacht Club 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.
  • Kayaks and SUPs may NOT leave Daniel Island.
  • 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.
  • Our insurance requires at ALL rentals must be booked at least 24 hours in advance. (This means that the POA office needs to be contacted 48 hours out from the rental.)
    • This includes both the completed paperwork per user and full payment.
    • If booking for a Monday, the rental paperwork and payment must be completed 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 between 9:30 AM & 3 PM on the preceding Thursday 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, 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.

Rental Process:

  • Email info@dicommunity.org with the following information: 1. your property address 2. what you are looking to rent and 3. 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 at the POA Office.
    • Please note, the pickup time is between 9:30 AM and 3 PM Thursdays for Friday/Weekend rentals.
    • Pickup time for Mon-Thurs rentals is between 9:30 AM and 3 PM.
  • If you cannot continue with your rental due to inclement weather, but you have already paid, there are no refunds. The paid amount will be applied towards a future rental.

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 Thursday between the hours of 9:30 AM to 3 PM 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 2022 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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2022 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 Exclusive Amenity Fee – $250
  • Captain’s Island Exclusive Amenity Fee – $750

Lot Maintenance/Street Sweeping Fee:

  • DICA and DIPA – $400 DIA to Buyer (Due at Closing-prorated)
  • DICA and DIPA – $400 Seller to Buyer (Due at Closing- prorated)

Community Enhancement Fees: (Not prorated)

  • DICA (parcel N & O) = ¼% of Sales Price (not to exceed $7,417)
  • DICA (all others) = ½% of Sales Price (not to exceed $7,417)
  • DIPA = ½% of Sales Price (not to exceed $7,417)

Estoppel Fee:

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

Capitalization Fee:

  • DICA – $158 (not prorated) 1/6th of annual assessment
  • DIPA – $358 (not prorated) 1/3rd of annual assessment

Mailbox Fee:

  • DICA – $450 (not prorated)
  • DIPA – $450 (not prorated)

DICA/DIPA ARB Fees:

  • DICA – $1,500 (Due when plans are submitted to ARB)
  • DIPA – $2,500 (Due when plans are submitted to ARB)

**Additional ARB Review fee of $2,500 for reviews requested after 3rd revised conceptual review**

Captain’s Island ARB Fees:

  • Captain’s Island Initial Site Visit $300 (Due to the submission of Initial Captain’s Island Site Meeting Application)
  • Captain’s Island ARB Fee- $3,000 (Due when plans are submitted to ARB)
  • Additional ARB Review fee of $2,300 for reviews requested after 3rd revised conceptual review
  • Captain’s Island Dock Review Fee – $1,000 (Due when plans are submitted to ARB)

Builder Construction Deposits: Due at Closing

  • DICA and DIPA – $7,500

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

  • DICA and DIPA – $7,500

Captain’s Island Dock Construction Deposit – $5,000

 

2022 Real Estate Closing Fees (download)

Do’s and Don’ts When Listing a Property on DI (download)

New Homeowner Info Sheet (online form)

Daniel Island Town Center Resale Addendum (download)

Resale Addendum-DICA/DIPA-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 any of these amenities for a special event, please email the POA office at info@dicommunity.org. Please note that pool parties are not allowed at the Pierce Park or Crow’s Nest pools.

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 does 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 of my existing home?

To find out the exterior colors of your home, please email info@dicommunity.org or call 843.971.9200. While the ARB has most exterior colors and materials on file, colors and materials can fade and change over time.

What is DINA?

The Daniel Island Neighborhood Association (DINA) is a volunteer organization formed by residents and sanctioned by the City of Charleston in 1998. DINA’s mission is to preserve and enhance the quality of life on Daniel Island. DINA is the recognized voice of all residents of Daniel Island in advocating for and resolving issues needing the attention of the City of Charleston, Berkeley County, and the State of South Carolina.

The current DINA President is Andrea Sullivan. She can be contacted at: DanielIslandNeighborhood@gmail.com

DINA’s website is – www.DINeighborhood.org

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 processes 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 $450.

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 presale notice to concerts at the Credit One Stadium?

Occasionally, the promoters of the concerts at the Credit One Stadium will offer pre-sale tickets to Daniel island residents. This is not the case for every concert.

How do I get tickets to concerts at the Credit One Stadium?

To purchase tickets to concerts at the Credit One Stadium, please click 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 Berkeley County Mosquito Abatement Department is to use integrated approaches in developing and applying mosquito management strategies that 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 encouraged to participate each fall and spring in the Community-Wide Red Balloon Yard Sales. Please contact the POA office for future dates.