The Auditor's Office is responsible for listing and assessing personal property for ad valorem taxation. Assembles information on real and personal property ownership for the purpose of establishing a fair market value, computing the assessed value, and applying the applicable millage rate to produce revenue to be collected by the County Treasurer. This revenue pays for a variety of public services, including schools, law enforcement, libraries, and roads.
- Authorizes all additions, omissions, and abatement's to the tax roll.
- Determines the assessed value of all personal property using manuals furnished by the South Carolina Department of Revenue.
- Applies penalties to unpaid tax records.
- Determines eligibility for Homestead Exemption.
- Citizens living within all municipalities are billed for both county and city taxes on their real and personal property, the County collects all taxes for those citizens.
Taxable Personal Property
Prepares and lists all taxable personal property in the County on the tax roll. Properties included are:
- Equipment (business personal property)
- Motor Homes
The Auditor's Office Does Not:
- Place values on real property. Contact the Assessor's Office for information regarding property values.
- Give information on paid taxes. Contact the Tax Collector's Office for information regarding paid taxes.
- Issue business licenses or federal ID numbers. Contact the Department of Revenue for business licenses or federal ID numbers.
- Collect any money, contact the Tax Collector's Office for information regarding Tax Collection.