There are currently four full-time employees in the Accounting Department.
General Mailbox for Accounting: email@example.com
Realtors and Closing Agents: To request an estoppel or other documents required for closing, please visit www.homewisedocs.com (Sandestin Owners Association should be entered as the community name.)
Pay SOA Assessment Online
In order to use the pay online feature, you must have your full account number available. This account number will be on the top right-hand corner of your SOA Quarterly Statement or is available by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. If you are already enrolled in an automatic payment program do not use this feature until the existing payment method is canceled. (IE: Bill pay with your bank or auto withdraw/ACH with the SOA) Click here to pay SOA Assessments Online.
Assessments are billed quarterly and are due on the 1st of the month of each quarter. (January 1, April 1, July 1, and October 1) Payment is due no later than the last day of the month to avoid late fees and interest. To view the Collection Policy, click here.
The 2019 assessments are as follows:
Lot $160 per quarter
Home/Condo $320 per quarter
Basic Cable is billed with your quarterly assessment at a reduced rate off of the retail price as part of a Bulk Account contract between Cox Communications and the SOA. For detail regarding the quarterly charges for basic cable, please email email@example.com To contact Cox Communications, please visit the Cox Cable page of our website Cox Cable
Statements are mailed at least 2 weeks prior to the due date. It is imperative that you update our office with address changes immediately in order to ensure you receive your statement. You can email your address changes to firstname.lastname@example.org or call (850) 424-5940.
Automatic Debit for Quarterly Assessments
The SOA does offer ACH (Automatic Clearing House) which allows us to automatically withdraw your quarterly assessments from a checking, savings account, or credit card of your choice. If you are interested in signing up for ACH, please print the ACH form, complete it, and fax it to (850) 424-5963.
Payment by Credit Card
You can pay with a credit card on line by utilizing the link above or by providing our Accounting Department a credit card to maintain on file. If you would like to provide a credit card to leave on file, please contact the Accounting Department at email@example.com or (850) 424-5940 for assistance.
A prepayment discount of 3% is offered to those that pay for the year prior to January 31st by cash or check. Information regarding this prepayment policy is sent out in early December with the January 1st statement.
What Assessments Cover
Your assessments pay for 24 hour security, trash pick-up, maintenance of common area infrastructure, (roadways, drainage, etc) landscape, lake maintenance, architectural review services, and maintain two pools for the use of all owners and their guests.
The Director of Finance provides a financial report to the Board of Directors each month at the Board of Directors meeting and to the membership at the Advisory Board meetings that are held in February and October.
Financial statements are available to view under the Homeowner Menu that is accessible to owners after logging into this site. For more information on logging in, click on “Create an Account” on the home page. If you would like a printed copy or the current year budget or previous year’s audited financials, please contact our Accounting Department and they will provide this information to you.
No, assessments do not pay for irrigation. If your property is tied into the SOA irrigation system, you are billed for these charges as a separate item on your quarterly statement.
Your neighborhood association assessment should be mailed to your association management company. To find out who your management company is, visit the neighborhood association link under the Member Menu above.