Litchfield by the Sea

Rules and Regulations   
(Revised October 2015)

Preface


Litchfield-By-The-Sea is a very special community that offers homeowners, renters, visitors, and guests a lifestyle built around beach activities, tennis, golf and other nearby attractions.  It has become one of America’s finest all-season ocean resorts; attracting visitors from all over the United States, Canada and Europe.  To maintain our image and appeal to people of all ages, some common-sense rules are in order for the benefit of all who live and visit this distinctive community.


Specifically, these rules and regulations are necessary and desirable for the safety and protection of all occupants and to maintain the property in good order to assure the comfort and convenience of everyone who enjoys it.


We ask that you abide by these rules and regulations in order to do your part in helping our property owner’s association maintain the attractiveness and desirability of Litchfield-By-The-Sea.  If we support each other in this effort, Litchfield-By-The-Sea will continue to be a source of great enjoyment for us all.


Rules and Regulations



1.   GENERAL



2.   STAFF



3.    SECURITY

       


4.    FACILITIES



5.    CHILDREN




6.    PETS

       


7.    OWNERS’ OBLIGATION TO MAINTAIN PROPERTY



8.  BEACH HOUSE DECK / SHOWERS


      (a)  Bicycles, skateboards, rollerblades are not permitted on the beach house deck.         

      (b)   The showers on the beach house deck are for rinsing off only – no bathing, soap or shampoo.

      (c)  No smoking on beach house deck.

      (d)  Please see 17 (i).  


9.    TRASH



10.   BARCODE POLICY


Each Litchfield-by-the-Sea owner will be issued personal barcodes free of charge, provided all assessments have been paid.  Additional  barcodes may be issued to immediate family members, specifically limited to sons and daughters, son-in-laws and daughter-in-laws.  Family member barcodes will cost $20/each.  A total of no more than eight (8) barcodes can be issued to one residence.  Residents must submit a vehicle registration and proof of LBTS ownership for each property owner barcode.  Requests for family member barcodes must be accompanied by the vehicle registration form.  If the vehicle is sold and/or traded, the barcode must be removed from the vehicle and returned to LBTS before a new barcode can be issued.  There is a $25.00 fee for replacement of a barcode without the old one.


All Litchfield-by-the-Sea property owner barcodes are the property of LBTS.  The Association reserves the right to deny issuance of a barcode or to remove a barcode if it is not used in accordance with the rules and regulations of LBTS.  All barcodes are issued to one specific vehicle.  Transferring barcodes to another vehicle or requesting barcodes for non-eligible persons will result is a fine and temporary deactivation of the barcode.  The first offense will incur a fine of $100.00 and deactivation of the barcode for thirty (30) days.  Subsequent infractions will result in a one (1) year deactivation and a $500.00 fine.  Barcode activity will be continually monitored to maintain accurate data.


11.  VEHICULAR TRAFFIC


(a) Exceeding the posted speed limit is strictly prohibited throughout the property.

(b)  Georgetown County Sheriff’s Office has jurisdiction over the roads in Litchfield-by-the-Sea and River Club (only roads owned by LBTS, not streets owned by sub-associations).  The main purpose of this is to control speeding and unlawful use of golf carts and other modes of transportation covered by Law at the request of the Association.  They will not patrol the roads unless requested, but they will, however, enforce all laws when observed by the officers when on the premises at the request of LBTS.

(c) No motorcycles, motor scooters (of any size), mopeds, motor homes, campers or buses shall be permitted on Association property.

(d) For safety measures, only persons meeting the requirements of a licensed driver may operate golf carts on the Litchfield-By-The-Sea Community Association roads.  All golf carts are to be registered and have Litchfield-By-The-Sea stickers affixed to the left front of the cart.  Golf carts may not be driven after dark unless equipped with highway headlights and taillights and may not be driven between midnight and dawn.  

(e) While it is outside our control, we strongly recommend that golf carts not be used on public roads outside of Litchfield-By-The-Sea.  Local traffic conditions make the use of golf carts unsafe.

(f) Golf carts driven within Litchfield-By-The-Sea must remain on roadways.  Do not drive on bike paths. Gas-powered ATV-type vehicles are NOT permitted on the property.  (With the exception of commercial landscaping vehicles).


12.  PARKING


(a) As a security measure, keep your automobile doors locked and valuables placed out of sight.  Quite naturally, common courtesy demands that we respect the property of others and, for this reason; care should be exercised in opening car doors so as not to cause any damage to adjoining vehicles.

(b) Do not block cars that are not in your party.

(c) Parking on grass or landscaped areas, in front of driveways or in loading zones or fire equipment access areas is strictly prohibited.


13.     FIREWORKS


Litchfield-By-The-Sea properties are designated “firework free zones”; therefore, the discharging of fireworks is strictly prohibited.


14.     FEEDING WILDLIFE


 It should be impressed upon everyone that feeding the alligators can be hazardous to life and limb, and that this activity is prohibited and violates South Carolina Law.  Children, especially, should be cautioned as to the dangers of feeding alligators and other wildlife.


The feeding of feral cats, sea gulls and other wildlife is prohibited on Litchfield-By-The-Sea property.

      

15.    DUNES



    16. LITCHFIELD-BY-THE-SEA COMMUNITY SWIMMING POOL AT RIVER CLUB


(a) Swimming is permitted between the hours of 9:00 am and 10:00 pm.

(b) Solo swimming is not permitted.

(c) A shower must be taken before using the pool.

(d) Conventional bathing attire must be worn.  Children in diapers are not permitted in the pool as required by state regulations unless the child is wearing a “swim diaper”.

(e) The Board believes that the playing of radios in the pool areas can be annoying to others present.  Therefore, the Board discourages the use of radios.  If people insist on bringing radios to the pool area, the volume must be kept as low as possible.

(f) Bottles, glasses or glass objects will NOT be permitted at any time in the vicinity of the swimming pool.  Broken glass can cause serious injury, and if glass falls into the swimming pool, the result will be the closing of the pool for several days to a week so that is can be drained and vacuumed.  For everyone’s comfort and safety, it is requested that management by notified at once should glass objects ever be seen around any of the pool areas.

(g) Unreasonable noise or running cannot be permitted at any time.  This conduct is dangerous and is annoying to other residents.

(h) No pets are allowed in the pool area.

(i) No smoking in the pool area.  

(j) Hanging or playing on the safety rope is prohibited.

(k) The pool house building is to be maintained in a neat and clean manner.

(l) Pool furniture should be properly cared for.  Under no circumstances should the pool furniture be removed from the immediate area, or placed in the pool.

(m) Non-resident guests using the pool must be accompanied by an owner at all times.

(n) Children under 12 years of age must be accompanied by an adult member of the community during the child’s entire stay in the pool area.

(o) Please see 17 (i).  


17.       TENNIS COURTS


(a) Tennis courts will be open between the hours of 7:00 am and 11:00 pm (where lighted).

(b) The general principles of tennis etiquette, including proper attire, will prevail at all times.  Proper attire does, among other items, include shirts.

(c) Tennis shoes and shirts are required.

(d) A tennis court reservation system is available and should be adhered to by all players to fairly allocate tennis court time.  Courts must be vacated after 1-½ hours of play if anyone is waiting their turn.

(e) Proper attention should be given to the use of the tennis court lighting system.   Players must manually operate the light switch for night playing and the last players must turn off the lights when leaving.  The lighting system cannot be operated between 11:00 pm and 7:00 am.

(f) Trash receptacles are available, please use them.

(g) No activities other than tennis will be permitted on the tennis courts (e.g. no bike riding, skateboarding, roller skating, etc.)

(h) Non-resident guests must be accompanied by an owner when using the tennis courts.

(i) The use of the tennis courts, deck, beach house, pool, etc. or any other facility for any commercial purpose or financial gain by any Association Member, lessee, guest or resident houseguest is strictly prohibited.


18.       VEHICLE STORAGE FACILITY


In accordance with the Covenants of the Litchfield-By-The-Sea Community Association, Article II, Section 15, which states: “No trailers, boats, campers, vans or vehicles of any type which are not automobiles shall be parked or stored on the Property except in areas specifically designated for that purpose.”


There are no storage facilities available within Litchfield-By-The-Sea except for specific regimes, which may allow boat storage.  Please make arrangements to store your personal property at another location.  A list of boat storage facilities is available at the North Security gate.  Owners will be fined $100.00 per day for each day the boat/trailer is left on Litchfield-By-The-Sea property.  Owners are responsible for the actions of their guest and renters.  Unpaid assessments are subject to penalty, interest and liens.


19.       BIKE AND WALKING TRAILS


No golf carts or motorized vehicles are allowed on the bike and walking trails.  Please use care when crossing the roadways.

Walkers and joggers at River Club go against the traffic flow and bicyclists are to go with the traffic flow.


20. ROLLERBLADING, SKATEBOARDING AND SKATES


No rollerblading, skateboarding or skating is allowed on community roadways and the Beach House Deck.  These include, but are not limited to, Retreat Beach Circle and South Dunes Drive in Litchfield-By-The-Sea and all roads at the River Club.


21. BEACH CLUB RESERVATION AGREEMENT


The Beach Club facility is available to Litchfield-By-The-Sea Community Association members only for parties and special occasions.  The north and west decks only are to be used for rented functions.  

 

Please contact Waccamaw Management concerning beach club rentals and complete list of Rules and Regulations.  (843) 652-1000


22. FISHING DOCK


The fishing dock is for the enjoyment of all members and guests.   Clean up your trash and bait when leaving the dock.   Cleaning of fish is not permitted at the fishing dock or in any public area.  Recycling tubes for fishing lines are mounted at the fishing dock and crab dock.  


23. CARE AND USE OF THE BEACH


(a) The beach is public property belonging to the state and controlled by Georgetown County.  No lifeguards are provided.   Be alert to tidal conditions and do not let children wander from your sight.

(b) All State and County Laws are to be observed.

(c) Please observe common courtesies.  Do not leave umbrellas, other shade providers or beach gear overnight.  County Ordinance requires that items left on the beach become the property of Georgetown County and will be removed.  Please do your part in keeping the beach clean.

(d) Glass containers prohibited on all Georgetown County beaches.

(e) Note:  Beach is “fireworks free zone”.  


24. REMEDY FOR VIOLATIONS

Violations of these Rules & Regulations are to be reported to the Managing Agent, who will call the matter to the attention of the violating owner, lessee or guest for corrective action.   Any disagreement over violations will be reported to the Board of Directors for subsequent judgment by the Litchfield-By-The-Sea Board of Directors.


Unit occupants violating the Rules and Regulations can result in a fine of $25.00 per day for each second and subsequent day of violations.  Owners are responsible for any and all fines levied against their unit.


25. RULE CHANGE


The Directors of the Association reserve the right to change or revoke existing Rules and Regulations and to make such additional Rules and Regulations from time to time as they believe are necessary or desirable.


EMERGENCY TELEPHONE NUMBERS


EMERGENCY TELEPHONE NUMBERS


Fire Department      911

Police

 Georgetown County Sheriff   (843) 546-5102

 Sheriff’s Dispatcher    (843) 527-6763

   After hours                    911

 Highway Patrol  911


Ambulance

 Pawleys Island/Litchfield 911

 Myrtle Beach   911


Hospitals

 Georgetown    (843) 527-1341

 Myrtle Beach – Grand Strand  (843) 449-4411

 Waccamaw Community  (843) 652-1000


North Gate Security

                24 hours    (843) 237-2451                           

River Club Security    (843) 237-7721

Willbrook Security     (843) 237-2664

The Reserve Security (843) 235-8703


Managing Agent

Waccamaw Management, LLC, AAMC   (843) 237-9551

 On-call (after hours)


June, 1991


Document Updated: 8/01/91, 1/29/92, 11/24/92, 12/21/95, 10/30/96, 7/8/98, 6/27/00, 2/2002, 11/2006, 10/2010, 10/2012, 10/2015