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Dorchester County Mailing Annual Property Tax Bills

Post Date:10/09/2019 5:32 PM

Dorchester County will begin mailing annual property tax bills on Friday, October 11.

If residents do not receive their property tax bill(s) by November 15, 2019 they are asked to contact the Auditor’s Office, at (843) 832-0118 or (843) 563-0118, to verify the mailing address on record.

All property tax payments (except for vehicle personal property tax) are due by January 15, 2020.

Residents who have questions about the real property tax assessment ratio and/or appraisal values for real property should contact the Assessor’s Office at (843) 832-0162 or (843) 563-0162. For the convenience of the residents, 4% Legal Residence Exemption Applications can now be submitted online.

Residents who owned a watercraft on December 31, 2018, are responsible for paying the property tax for the watercraft. All watercraft tax questions should be directed to Kimmi Judy in the Auditor’s Office at (843) 832-0272.

Property tax payments can be made online at, in-person at both the St. George and Summerville Treasurer’s Offices, or by mail, using the return envelope, provided with the property tax bill.

To reduce transaction fees for online payments, the Treasurer’s Office accepts e-checks. The transaction fee for e-checks is $1.50, per transaction.

Homestead Exemption

Residents who are sixty-five years of age or older as of December 31 of the previous tax year, or 100% totally and permanently disabled or legally blind, qualify for the Homestead Exemption. 

Residents can apply for the Homestead Exemption online or in-person at both the St. George and Summerville Auditor’s Offices. Residents who have questions about the Homestead Exemption should contact the Auditor’s Office at (843) 832-0109 or (843) 563-0109.