Under the leadership of James “JJ” Messervy, the Auditor’s Office oversees homestead exemptions, appeals on personal property, the assessment of motor vehicles, watercraft (boats, motors, jet ski’s) aircraft and business personal property (assessment values provided by the SC Dept. of Revenue), administers all refunds for real and personal property and staffs the Forfeited Land Commission (FLC).

The Auditor’s Office also assists the County’s governing body with determining the appropriate tax rate needed to meet annual budget requirements for Dorchester County, School Districts, the five municipalities and other taxing entities.


The Auditor's Office Does Not:


Important Forms and Documents

Appeal Motor Vehicle Property Tax for High Mileage

Watercraft/Camper 6% Assessment Form

County Business Personal Property Return Form

PT 100 Form State Business Personal Property Return Form

Note: Businesses that provide a service will file the County Business Personal Property Form to Dorchester County; all other businesses will file the PT 100 Form to the S.C. Dept. Of Revenue.