Wednesday, November 27, 2013
Charleston County’s Delinquent Tax Office will hold the annual delinquent tax sale on Monday, Dec. 9, beginning at 10 a.m. in Charleston County Council Chambers in the Lonnie Hamilton, III Public Services Building located at 4045 Bridge View Drive in North Charleston. If the sale is not concluded on Dec. 9, it will continue at 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 10, and subsequent days as needed in the same location and time until all properties are sold. Properties will be sold in the following order: 1) Real Estate, 2) Mobile Homes, and all in alphabetical order according to the owner’s last name or business name.
No delinquent tax payments for tax year 2012 on real estate or mobile homes are taken on the day(s) of the tax sale. To prevent property from being sold, all payments must be in the Charleston County Treasurer’s Office by 5 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 6. Payment must be made only by cash or certified funds (no personal or company checks will be accepted).
For full details including bidder information and registration, visit http://charlestoncounty.org/Departments/DelinquentTax/del_tax_sale.htm.
Charleston County’s Delinquent Tax Office investigates and collects delinquent real and personal property taxes, penalties and levy costs; finds and notifies taxpayers of taxes owed; and maintains an accurate, up-to-date account of monies collected. Once a property tax bill is deemed delinquent (after March 15 of each year), the debt goes into execution and the County Treasurer sends the bill to the Delinquent Tax Office for collection. The Delinquent Tax Office also works closely with the County’s Register Mesne Conveyance, Auditor and Department of Revenue Collections.
Last year, Charleston County added an unclaimed funds Web page that offers citizens the ability to:
• Find out if there is an unclaimed tax sale overage fund due to them as a result of a tax sale.
• See instructions and forms to assist them through the process of claiming funds in their name.
• Check to see if their name is on the list of unclaimed funds (by clicking on the tax sale year link that their property was involved in).
For more information, contact one of the Delinquent Tax Service Centers located throughout the county:
East Cooper Service Center
1189 Iron Bridge Road, Room 400
Mount Pleasant, SC 29464