Visitors, vendors, and contractors to all villa and residential areas must have authorization from a homeowner or rental agency and must be in possession of a valid pass. Violations can result in the issuance of a citation and/or issuance of a trespass notice.

Paying a Citation

If you have received a state citation, please follow the directions on the state citation.

If you have received a private citation, you may make your payment online or by mail:

Re: Citations
16 Queen’s Folly Road
Hilton Head Island, SC 29928

Appealing a Citation

The Private Citation Hearing Board is comprised of volunteer homeowners. Hearings are held on the fourth Tuesday of each month. An offender may appeal a citation within 15 days of receipt by sending an email detailing the citation number and nature of the appeal. If you are unable to attend the hearing in person, your letter or email will serve as your representation. Please note that the officer who issued the citation may be present at the hearing.

Collection Process

  1. An offender has 15 days to appeal or pay the fine.
  2. If the appeal is denied, the fine is due and payable immediately.
  3. For non-appeal and non-payment within 15 days, a follow-up delinquent letter will be sent to the offender. (If offender is a renter, guest, contractors, or vendor, a letter will also be sent to the owner of the associated property.)
  4. If a response to the letter/payment are not received within 30 days, the fine will be added to the property owner’s account.
  5. Standard collection procedures will then be followed.