A copy of your original property tax bill can always be found online using our Tax Bill Lookup service by simply searching with your name or account number. Please note that since they are the original bills, they will not include any account changes made after the bills were sent.
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You can update your mailing address online or in person at any one of our office locations. It's important to always keep your mailing address up to date so that your tax bills, refunds, and other notices are sent to you successfully. For some types of property, you will also need to update your address with a Federal or State agency.
The Installment Payment Program is a program through which the Treasurer's Office is able to accept payments, a little bit at a time, for a future property tax bill. It is a great program that helps customers get ahead of the upcoming tax bills, rather than have to pay one large bill all at once.
Being in the program doesn't happen automatically. You will need to apply by completing our short application. Here are some criteria you should know before applying:
Only certain property types are eligible for the program. They are: mobile homes, and residential and commercial property.
It is a pay-in-advance program so you have to be current on all of your taxes before applying.
We're required by State law to send you a bill every other month, equal to 1/6th of your prior year's taxes. However, the good news is that you can pay any amount you are most comfortable with and as frequently as you would like.
Your final payment will be made when we send the final tax bill, which will show your total taxes, less the installment payments you've made, and the remaining balance due. If for some reason you overpay, a refund will be issued automatically.
Once you're in the program, you're in until you let us know otherwise. If you want to withdraw from the program, please notify us in writing by October 16.
Bidder registration for the 2023 Delinquent Tax Sale closed at noon on September 29, 2023.
Bidders must register in advance, either online or in person at one of our offices. There is a $30 non-refundable bidder registration fee. Registration closes September 29, 2023, at 12:00 noon.
Upon completion of the bidder registration form found here, an email confirmation will be sent to you with the link to remit the registration fee payment.
Failure to remit the $30 non-refundable bidder registration fee before noon on September 29th, 2023, will result in an incomplete registration and you will not be allowed to bid at the tax sale.
Visit Before the Tax Sale for more information.
A 120-Day Tax Notice was created when you purchased the vehicle described on your bill and typically indicates that you received the license plate and DMV registration decal for the vehicle before paying the property taxes; this is different than the sales tax you may have paid at the time of purchase.
An original 120-Day Vehicle Tax Bill was mailed to the address of record shortly after you purchased the vehicle. The vehicle may be years old or new, South Carolina State Law tasks the Treasurer's Office with the collection of taxes up to 10 years. Unfortunately, our records indicate that these taxes were not paid.
If you no longer have this vehicle, the tax is still due but, once paid, you should not receive any additional bills for the vehicle.
If you believe this bill to be in error, please contact the Beaufort County Auditor's Office at (843) 255-2500 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to ensure the records reflect accurate information and all relevant documentation has been completed.
Helpful Hints!If you owned this vehicle for less than a year, you may contact the Beaufort County Auditor's Office to ask about a prorated adjustment or refund.
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We've created this checklist to help you settle in, so you can start enjoying this beautiful place we get to call home.
The checklist includes important contact information, registering a vehicle, discounts, and more.