The Elms of Charleston

Welcome …to the website for Elms Homeowners Association. If you haven’t yet shared an e-mail address with us, please do so via the Contact Us Link on the CMG web site…

Your community event calendar is available at this link October Calendar. Your community newsletter is available at this link October Newsletter.

The most recent Minutes to Board meetings and Newsletters are available. To request Minutes or Newsletters, please click here

NEWS! Elms newsletters are available upon request

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


RSVP Sheet

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Manager Information and Real-Time Updates:

  • Phone numbers to know when Hurricane Matthew strikes October 06th, 2016: courtesy of The Post & Courier Add these numbers to your phone contacts because they may come in handy when Hurricane Matthew drenches the Lowcountry. The S.C. Emergency Management Department recommends fully charging your cell phone and other mobile devices before the hurricane approaches and to limit non-essential calls. And remember, call 911 only for ... 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.
  • North Charleston, TS Hermine update and sandbag information September 01st, 2016: NORTH CHARLESTON, SC – The City of North Charleston and its emergency management personnel are monitoring the activity of Tropical Storm Hermine and preparedness efforts are being closely coordinated with Charleston County Emergency Management Department and fellow area agencies. Sandbags for North Charleston residents can be obtained starting Thursday, September 1 at 8:30am from the North ... 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.
  • How Safe are Your Association Funds with CMG? May 08th, 2016: Community Management Group, LLC (CMG) is a Charleston-based, Professional Homeowners Association Management Company. CMG has a team of 45 local, trained and insured professionals, offering general repair & maintenance services, horticultural consulting, collections administration, and Association accounting. Managers are qualified, certified, designated (CMCA, AMS, etc.), and members of the Community Associations Institute. Administrative staff members ... Read more about this.
  • CARTA Route Changes April 22nd, 2016: Given your status as a neighborhood representative, I wanted to share that CARTA will rollout fairly widespread route changes on May 1. These changes were the subject of numerous public meetings and media coverage earlier in the year.   A route-by-route breakdown is available at and any questions can be answered by calling (843) 724-7420 or ... Read more about this.
  • CMG Contact Information April 21st, 2016: Good afternoon,   In an ongoing effort to serve you better every day, below is some information regarding the best ways to contact our office. Community Management Group regards communication with you as a top priority- all calls and emails will be answered within 24 hours on the infrequent occasion of our not being able to answer ... Read more about this.
  • Bradford Pears March 31st, 2016: Are you interested in more information about Bradford Pears?  If so, please follow the link for a great read, Read more about this.
  • Garbage Collection Running On Regular Schedule October 06th, 2015: The City of North Charleston has advised garbage collection will continue running on regular schedule this week. They are collecting all areas on their normal routes unless the roads are inaccessible. Read more about this.
  • The Elms of Charleston 2015 Annual Meeting October 01st, 2015: The Elms of Charleston Annual Meeting will be held on Thursday, October 29th 2015 at 10am. A Notice of this meeting will be sent out in the next weeks to come. Along with the notice of meeting you will also receive a copy of the 2016 Budget, proxy and biographies of the candidates. Read more about this.
  • No Soliciting April 20th, 2015: The City of Charleston posted an article that is relevant to all municipalities. They note that residents are reminded to be aware of door-to-door sales people, particularly “magazine sales”. Usually the concerns about these individuals are property / financial-crime related. This is an active article and will be updated continually with local information, by municipality… Tips: 1. Post a NO ... Read more about this.
  • Newsletter from North Charleston City Councilman Stigler January 27th, 2015: Hello Friends, HOAs, and Neighbors, Its time for another one of my newsletters for you to read and share with all of your contacts…enjoy reading and staying informed, and please pass this email along. Gas Stations: Last month I voted to support Councilman Bobby Jameson from District 3 and his constituency to rezone a piece of property off ... Read more about this.
  • Elms of Charleston HOA Annual Meeting October 27th, 2014: The Elms of Charleston HOA with be holding its Annual Meeting Tuesday, October 28th 2014 at 10am. This meeting will take place at the Elms clubhouse and we invite all homeowners to attend. One of the main items that will be taking place is the election of 3 new Board Members. A proxy was mailed ... 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 6 pm.  This extends to 7pm at April 1 and 8 pm on June 1.

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.