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.)
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 2023 Assessment is as follows:
Lot $714 annually, (Billed $178.50 quarterly)
Home/Condo $1,428 annually (Billed $357 quarterly, plus basic cable)
The 2024 Assessment is as follows:
Lot $759 annually, (Billed $189.75 quarterly)
Home/Condo $1,518 annually (Billed $379.50 quarterly, plus basic cable)
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 firstname.lastname@example.org Click here for the Cox Communications contact information.
Statements are mailed at least two weeks prior to the due date. It is imperative that you provide an address change immediately in order to ensure you receive your statement. You can log into the SOA Dashboard (see below) to update your address or email email@example.com. Assessment can be mailed to our lockbox using the payment submittal stub on your statement.
Payments On Line:
On-Line payments can be made by logging into the Owner Payment Dashboard. (Link below)
Please just enter Sandestin as your association, leaving the unit number and/or street name field blank. If you receive notice that your email is not on file, please send a message to firstname.lastname@example.org so we can be sure your current email address is in the accounting system. Owner Payment Dashboard
Options for on-line payments:
Quarterly Recurring Payments: Owners can choose to sign up for re-occurring payments from their checking or savings account; however there is a $2.00 transaction fee per payment. You may also set up re-occurring payment via a credit card; however, there is a fee associated with this method. Recurring payments must be set up prior to the due date. (First day of each quarter Jan. 1, April 1, July 1, Oct. 1) If you set up recurring payments after the due date, it will not process the current quarter. You will need to mail in a check or make a one-time payment (see below).
Quarterly One Time Payments: You may also choose to log-in each quarter to pay your assessments via checking/savings, or by credit card. There is a fee associated with all payment methods when it is not set up as re-occurring.
Pre-payment Discount if paid by Jan 31.
A prepayment discount of 3% is offered to those that pay for the year prior to January 31st by cash, check, or credit card*. (Note: there is a fee to pay with a credit card) 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 (one pool being reconstructed 11/27/23 with a scheduled construction period of 8 months).
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.