Timeshare Maintenance Fees 101

By Matti Pennington

What Are Timeshare Maintenance Fees?

Maintenance fees are required dues that owners pay to maintain the resort. They keep the resort in tip top condition.

How Much Are Maintenance Fees?

Depending on your resort and your unit, fees vary widely. According to ARDA's 2022 State of the Industry Report, the average maintenance fee per interval is $1,120.

When Are Maintenance Fees Due?

Generally, fees are due at the beginning of the year or around the time of your use year. 

What Do They Cover?

Many owners wonder what exactly their maintenance fees go towards. As a few examples, they cover upgrades to the resort, units, emergency funds and more.

Can I Stop Paying Them?

If you stop paying your timeshare maintenance fees, you will likely default on your ownership. This not only hurts the resort, but it hurts you and your credit for 7 years.

How Can I Stop Paying My Timeshare Maintenance Fees?


If you are done with paying maintenance fees, you can try to sell your timeshare on the resale market.

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