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Normally at closing, the seller pays their portion of the taxes to the buyer. If this is the case, the new owner would be responsible for paying the tax notice for the full year. You will need to contact your closing attorney to make sure how it was handled.
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Complete the following Objection to Value Form. Submit it to the Assessor Office by email [email protected] , by mail, or at our office on the second floor of The Government Center in York.
The 4% Special Assessment ratio will be removed from properties transferred into a trust. However, state law provides that if residential real property is held in a trust and the income beneficiary of the trust occupies the property as their primary residence, the property may qualify for the 4% special assessment ratio. A new application is required in order to be reconsidered for the 4% Special Assessment ratio. ADDITIONALLY, allapplicant(s) must show proof they are the income beneficiaries to the trust bysubmitting the trust for review.
You can change your address by filling out a Change Of Address Request. This request can be submitted via email [email protected] , by mail, or in the Assessor Office on the second floor of the Government Center in York.
A courtesy tax notice is sent to each property owner. This allows the owner to review the tax notice and notify our office of any questions they may have about the value of their property.
The mortgage company also receives the tax information upon their request. Most mortgage company’s receive a copy of the tax records electronically and pay taxes based on this file. You can contact the mortgage company to confirm if a notice was received or if a payment will be made.
Mortgage companies base the escrow on an estimate of property taxes at the time of the closing. Property taxes normally increase each year due to the increase in the millage rate. If you experienced a large increase it could be due to the mortgage company estimation your taxes as owner occupied and you have not applied for the owner occupied rate.
If this is your legal residence please complete the Legal Residence Application. Submit this application with all information required by email [email protected] , by mail, or in the Assessor Office located on the second floor of the Government Center in York.
The Assessor’s Office is responsible for placing values on the property. County taxes are calculated by the Auditor’s Office.
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You first need to check the recorded deed. If your name is spelled incorrectly on the deed contact an attorney to record a corrective deed. If your name is spelled correctly on the deed please contact our office [email protected].
The tax notice is in the owner’s name as it was listed on our records as of December 31st of the previous year. Any deeds recorded after December 31st will show in the new owner name for the following year. If you have sold the property please forward the notice to the new owner. if you have recently purchased the property (after December 31st of the previous year) the notice should be in the previous owner’s name in care of you. If you have owned the property since before December 31st of the previous year please contact our office [email protected]
The Assessor’s office can not add or remove names from a property tax notice with out a recorded deed or permit. You can obtain the proper paper work in the following ways.
For real property: Get an attorney to prepare a new deed and have it recorded at the York County Register of Deeds Office.
For mobile home: Contact the York County Building and Codes Department to find out what is needed to purchase a change of ownership permit.
Make sure that all taxes are current on the mobile home and obtain moving permit. Contact York County Building and Codes for information on what is needed for a permit to move the mobile home out of the county.
You will need to contact York County Building and Codes for information on how to register the mobile home and obtain a mobile home sticker.
If the mobile home was repossessed please contact the Assessor Office
If the mobile home was sold, the new owner needs to purchase a change of ownership permit through the York County Building & Codes
Any property that is classified and taxed as agricultural real property and whose use changes to something other than bona fide agricultural is subject to additional tax.
Section 12-37-3510 (A) The South Carolina Real Property Valuation Reform Act of 2006 provides that any increase in the fair market value of real property attributable to the periodic countywide reassessment program is limited to fifteen percent of the prior year's fair market value. However, this limit does not apply to the fair market value of real property when as assessable transfer of interest (ATI) occurred in the year that the transfer value is first subject to taxes. For example all properties sold in 2007 determined to be an ATI will be reassessed for 2008 tax year. Please contact the York County Assessor Office with any questions.