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Annual Property Tax Bills

Post Date:10/09/2017 12:47 PM

Dorchester County will begin mailing annual property tax bills the week of October 9, 2017.

If property owners do not receive their property tax bill(s) by November 15, 2017 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 (with the exception of vehicle personal property tax) are due by January 16, 2018.

Residents who have questions about 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.

Residents who owned a watercraft on December 31, 2016, are responsible for paying the property tax for the watercraft. All watercraft tax questions should be directed to Marcia Jackson in the Auditor’s Office at (843) 832-0127.

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 is now accepting e-checks. The transaction fee for e-checks is $1.50, per transaction.