The Finance Office maintains the financial records of the County and is responsible for compliance with generally accepted accounting principles and with principles prescribed by the Governmental Accounting Standards Board.
Collects local accommodations and hospitality taxes
Conducts countywide internal control reviews
Conducts day-to-day accounting functions including accounts receivable, accounts payable, payroll, and general ledger transactions
Manages debt service for county and school districts
Projection of revenues and expenditures for long and short term planning
Provides grant administration
Works with County Department Heads and County Manager's Office to prepare a balanced, conservative and fiscally sound budget for the Manager to recommend to County Council
Works with the Independent Auditors to prepare the County's Comprehensive Annual Financial Report
The Treasurer/Finance Department consists of 2 main components, Finance and Tax Collection. The Tax Collection component includes all services related to the collection of county, municipal, and school taxes (current and delinquent) as billed by the county Auditor and Tax Assessor Offices. You may view and pay your taxes online. The Tax Collection Office also collects water/sewer payments.
This Office Does Not
Have authority to alter hours for payroll purposes
Have authority to create or change tax bills
Have authority to establish or change assessed values
Millions of dollars are transferred to the SC Unclaimed Property Program each year by companies that cannot locate property owners. Individuals, estates, businesses, churches and charities can have unclaimed property. Administered by the State Treasurer’s Office, there is currently over $650 million available to claim. It only takes a minute to find out if there is money in your name. Click on the picture the below to begin searching.