Who Does What?


Within the gated community, the St. James Plantation Property Owners’ Association operates, maintains and manages POA common areas and amenities.  This includes gate entrances, roads, sidewalks, ponds, paths, dog parks, pavilions, beach club, parks, playgrounds, amphitheater, pavilion, kayak launch, neighborhood monuments, and community gardens. The Community Manager and office staff administers subcontractors, assists owners, maintains multiple databases, provides communication resources.

POA responsibilities are to monitor and repave roads, maintain POA facilities, sidewalks and trails plus storm water and pond systems. The POA staffs all gates and maintains the QuickPass system, provides active patrol monitoring traffic and rule compliance and responding to complaints. The POA coordinates efforts of more than 140 resident volunteers assisting in all functional areas.


The Town of St. James includes St. James Plantation; the land associated with the St. James Community Center (SJCC) and the Town Hall, across Route 211 from the SJP Main Gate; and the commercial area on the north side of Route 211 across from the Brunswick Electric Membership Corporation (BEMC) facility. The town is responsible for town planning, ordinances and fiscal management, emergency management, yard debris and recycling disposal and street lighting. It also manages the Town Hall and SJCC.

The all-volunteer St. James Fire Department, under contact to the TOSJ, services and systems for our community, is a nonprofit, tax-exempt volunteer organization established to provide fire prevention and protection, as well as First Responder Emergency Medical Services (EMS) to residents of the TOSJ and the St. James Rural Fire District, as defined by North Carolina and Brunswick County officials. The SJFD has a mutual aid agreement for fire incidents with all other Brunswick County fire departments.  There are two (2) stations - Station 1 at 3628 St. James Drive and Station 2 at 3621 Oceanic Drive.


The Developer, St. James Plantation LLC, plans and builds out SJP’s undeveloped areas and amenities. The Clubs at St. James, which are owned and managed by Troon Golf, include the golf courses, tennis courts, fitness facilities (including the recently opened Signature Wellness Complex in the SeaSide area), swimming pools (excluding the Beach Club) and restaurants.