This office provides professional and experienced leadership for the citizens of Williamsburg County. Therefore, our mission of the Tax Collector’s office is to uphold compliance with the tax laws of the State of South Carolina, to investigate, research and collect delinquent real and personal taxes, assessments, penalties and cost; 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 16, of each year), the debt goes into execution and the County Treasurer forwards the bill to the Delinquent Tax Department for collection-Section 12-45-180.
The Delinquent Tax Office also works closely with the County Assessor, County Auditor, and County Treasurer.
This department does:
Send out notices for past-due taxes on:
Watercraft (boats and motors)
Collect and process delinquent tax payments
Seize property for non-payment, in accordance with SC Code of Laws, Title 12
Plan, conduct and manage tax sales
Perform title abstracting and mortgage research
File Proof of Claim with the Bankruptcy Courts
Follow duties in Title 12, South Carolina Code of Laws
Issue Tax Deeds
This department doesnot:
Accept payments for non-delinquent tax notices (see Treasurer)