Senior Citizens Tax Work-Off Program

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Dorchester County is currently accepting applications for the Senior Citizens Tax Work-Off Program through February 20, 2018.

The Senior Citizen Tax Work-Off Program permits senior citizens the opportunity to trade valuable time and needed skills for government services in exchange for compensation equal to their County property tax obligations.


Eligibility

Residents 60 years old (or older), that own property (in their name) in Dorchester County and reside at said property are eligible to apply.


Compensation

Senior citizens that participate in the SCTWOP are compensated at minimum wage ($7.25 per hour) for the sum equal to the portion on the property tax bill designated for County Operating, County Debt and Capital Improvements.

Note: Applicants are responsible for paying their taxes directly to the Dorchester County Treasurer by the appropriate deadlines.

Participants will be placed in various departments throughout the County and receive a check after they complete the requisite number of hours calculated.


How to Apply

Applications must be returned to Cheryl Mizzell with the Dorchester County Business Services Department, by February 20, 2018 to be eligible.

Residents must include a copy of their Property Tax Bill and Driver’s License or other photo identification as proof of residency.

Return Applications to Ms. Cheryl Mizzell via:

Applications are also available in the Finance office on the second floor of the Kenneth F. Waggoner Building located at 201 Johnston Street in St. George or the Dorchester County Council Office in the Human Services Building located at 500 North Main Street (Cedar Street entrance) in Summerville.

Questions? Contact Cheryl Mizzell, at (843) 563-0198 or (843) 832-019

SCTWOP Application