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Rules and Regulations
ACH (Checking account automatic draft) form
ARC Application Form
ARC Standards
Amended and Restated ByLaws of The Elms Homeowners Association complete thru Jan2012
Amendment to Covenants
Second Amended and Restated Declaration of Covenants, Restrictions and Easments for The Elms of Charleston complete thru Jan

Elms Guidebook 2017
Frequently Asked Questions


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Manager Information and Real-Time Updates:

  • Your New Community Association Manager September 22nd, 2017: Hello, my name is Jonathan Zeman and I am your new Community Association Manager!  I am looking forward to working with you all in The Elms of Charleston. Here’s a short and sweet bio of myself…. I am originally from Conway, SC.  In 2012 I moved to Clemson, SC and recently moved to the Charleston area in ... Read more about this.
  • Elms – Attention Pet Owners July 10th, 2017: Dear Elms Residents:Just a friendly reminder to be courteous of your neighbors and to pick up after your pets. Please be respectful and clean up all areas including sidewalks/walkways, vacant lots, common areas and individuals property. Pets need be leashed and under control at all times.Dog waste is more than just a smelly and unsightly ... Read more about this.
  • How to Be Safe Around Alligators May 26th, 2017: Alligators are indigenous to South Carolina, their presence in the Lowcountry is constant – even when not seen basking in the sun on pond banks within your community.  Although alligators are no longer listed as a federally endangered species, their status has been upgraded to threatened due to its similarity of appearance to the threatened ... Read more about this.
  • Local Plants Toxic to Humans and Pets May 18th, 2017: As a reminder there are plants in our local landscapes and homes that are very toxic to humans and pets. I have mentioned Sago Palms in the past and want to introduce the “Pencil Cactus” (common name) Please click on the site attached for more information for more information and assistance in identifying these plants.   Have a ... Read more about this.
  • Spring reminders! March 15th, 2017: Spring has sprung and lawns everywhere are greening up . Plants and shrubs are sprouting out branches and flower beds are filling with weeds. Remember, your Association governing documents require each owner to keep their yards maintained, mowed, edged, weeded and trimmed. Take some time to refresh the beds with new mulch or pine straw. ... Read more about this.
  • It’s time for Spring cleaning! March 06th, 2017: Spring To-Do List  Weed and feed your lawn with pre-emergent which will kill and broadleaf weeds, dandelions, and onion grass. The feed will fertilize your lawn to help it come back more lush than before. Pressure or soft wash your home and any exterior building on your property Pickup all yard debris in your yard and trim back ... Read more about this.
  • Attention All Pet Owners! January 11th, 2017: ATTENTION ALL PET OWNER’S!     Just a friendly reminder.  Please Pick Up After Your Pet.   It doesn’t take much to remember that we have pets in our community. In fact, if you don’t watch your step, you’re liable to step in one such reminder! ­­ Besides being unsightly and smelly, animal waste can be hazardous to the health of ... Read more about this.
  • Space Heater Safety Tips December 21st, 2016: Heating equipment is the second leading cause of home fires in the United States. More than 65,000 home fires are attributed to heating equipment each year. These fire result in hundreds of deaths, thousands of injuries and millions of dollars in property damage. Portable electric space heaters can be a convenient source of supplemental heat for ... Read more about this.
  • Freezing Weather Helpful Information December 07th, 2016: Before Freezing Weather  Wrap all exposed pipes located outside or in unheated areas of the home. Remove garden hoses from outside faucets. Insulate outside faucets with Styrofoam cover, rags or paper. Cover vents around the foundation of your home. Know where your property owner’s cut-off valve is located and how to use it. Apply oil such as WD-40 to ... Read more about this.
  • Happy Thanksgiving! November 22nd, 2016: With the fast approaching holiday season, please take extra precautions both in your neighborhood and around town to ensure you have a safe and happy holiday season. Lock car doors and leave no visible items inside that would attract thieves of opportunity. Lock windows and door of your home. If you’re traveling, leave some lights on to give ... Read more about this.
  • Super Moon, Monday, November 14, 2016 November 11th, 2016: No doubt you’ve already heard or read that we’re going to have a “super moon” on Monday, Nov. 14. It’s a relatively new term that I didn’t know until a few years ago, and I’ve been an amateur astronomer for years. I don’t feel so bad because it’s not an astronomical term, but rather an astrological ... Read more about this.
  • Hurricane Matthew Update and Preparation October 05th, 2016: Please make sure your tenants have the following information as well! Hurricane Matthew is now churning toward the Southeast coastline. Forecasting models now generally project it to pass very close to South Carolina coast, but this forecast could change quickly and bring greater threats of a direct impact to our area. Please pay close attention to ... Read more about this.
  • Fall Season and Army Worms September 22nd, 2016: Armyworms (crown & thatch inhabitant) The fall armyworm (Spodoptera frugipeda) is a good example of a pest that can sneak up on you. When it does, the results can be disastrous. Fall armyworms can strike in most regions of the United States and seem to have been relatively serious during the past few years. No one ... Read more about this.
  • Happy Fourth of July! July 01st, 2016: For many families, the Fourth of July toggles between two types of celebrations: some years you join local firework displays, other years we skip the crowds and spend the Fourth gathered around a backyard table with red, white and blue decorations. No matter where we are, we pause to celebrate America’s birth as a nation and reflect ... Read more about this.
  • Thursday, June 16th, 2016 is National Dump the Pump Day! June 13th, 2016: Good Afternoon Neighbors! We wanted to let everyone know that Thursday, June 16 is National Dump the Pump Day and the Charleston Area Regional Transportation Authority is leading the local effort to encourage alternative travel methods by offering free fares all day.   Those unfamiliar with the bus system and who need to plan a trip can review ... Read more about this.
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Please note that some documents were downloaded from the County and were current as of the date they were downloaded.  They have been scanned via Optical Character Recognition.  They are not certified as complete, and they and ARE NOT THE ORIGINAL DOCUMENTS.  Please consult your closing attorney or the County directly for the most current, accurate complete and legal information.

Important Numbers: Police non-emergency:     740-2800 Fire non-emergency:         740-2616

Resident Gate Entry

There are two ways for a resident to enter through the entrance gate. The first method is by using # and your personal 4-digit code. You must use the pound (#) sign first. The second method of entry is by using your remote control. They can be purchased for $40 per remote.

To be able to maintain the level of security that the gate is intended to provide, please do not hand out the secret code. If you forget the code, you will be locked out. There will be no one to call to let you in unless you can call a neighbor.

Visitor Entry

When the visitor pulls up to the entry keypad, he will be able to scroll through the alphabetical listing of owners’ names. The listing will always start in the middle of the list. Next to each resident’s name will be a three-digit scroll code. The visitor should enter this three-digit scroll code onto the keypad. By entering the code, the computer will speed dial the home telephone number you have provided. You will be able to speak to the visitor at the gate to identify them.

If you wish to allow them access to the community, you should press the number nine (9) followed by the “#”. These instructions are also printed on the access panel of the gate.

Gate Operating Hours

The gate will be open Monday through Friday from 6am to 7pm year round.

Changing of Personal Information

To maintain the level of security that the gate is intended to provide, all changes of secret codes will be required in writing from the owner. This correspondence must include the following information:

(1) Owners Name (2) Property Address (3) Owner’s Signature (4) Home Telephone #

Emergencies at the Gate

If the gate is not operating, please contact any Board Member.

In no case should you try to push open the gate. The gate operates on a hydraulic arm. The pressure must be released from this arm or the gate will not open.

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