Office Closed to Public
The Delinquent Tax Collector's Office is closed to the public. We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause. We will be glad to take any phone calls at (843) 563-0110 or (843) 832-0110. We will be taking credit and debit card payments over the phone and payments by mail. Tax sale by mail only. Only certified checks and money orders will be accepted for Tax Sales.
The Delinquent Tax office investigates and collects delinquent real property taxes, penalties and levy costs; finds and notifies taxpayers of taxes owed; seizes property for non-payment, in accordance with S.C. Code of Laws, Title 12, and maintains an accurate up-to-date account of monies collected.
This office also plans, conducts, and manages the annual real property tax sale.
The Delinquent Tax Office Does Not:
- Accept payments for non-delinquent tax bills (Treasurer)
- Accept payment by credit card for redemption of property sold at Tax Sale
- Revise tax bills or determine values of personal property (Auditor)
- Determine values on real property (Assessor)
Important Information & Dates
Once a property tax bill is deemed delinquent (after March 16th of each year) a 15% (past due) penalty is added to the bill and the bill is sent to the Delinquent Tax Office.
An additional $30 fee will be added to all real property bills and an additional $40 fee will be added to all mobile home bills if the taxes, penalties and assessment fees are not paid by 5:00 PM on Friday, April 24, 2020.
A $25 posting fee will be added to all bills if the taxes, penalties and assessments are not paid by 5:00 PM on Friday, June 26, 2020.
A $60 advertising cost will be added to all bills if the taxes, penalties and assessments are not paid by 5:00 PM on Friday, October 2, 2020.
The last day to pay taxes is Friday, November 6, 2020.
The Tax Sale will be held at 10:00 AM on Monday, November 9, 2020, in the Willie R. Davis Council Chambers located at 201 Johnston Street in St. George.
Bidders can register online and in the Delinquent Tax Office, beginning October 1, 2020.
Payment must be made in full via cash, cashier’s check, or money order. Personal checks, debit cards and/or credit cards are not accepted forms of payment for bids made at tax sale.
Delinquent Business Personal Property Tax
Dorchester County has contracted with a third-party collection agency for the purpose of collecting delinquent taxes. American Financial Credit Services, (AFCS) specializes in governmental debt recovery. Delinquent Business Personal Property Tax may be submitted to AFCS for collection. They can be reached at www.afcsoptions.com or 888-317-2327 ext. 502.