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You may obtain a Building Permit application and permit costs from the Code Enforcement Office; visit the Code Enforcement Department page for more information.
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Applications are available in the Assessor’s Office (Public Service Administration Building, Office 120) or online.
Applications must be completed by January 15th in the year following the purchase or ownership change.
The 4% assessment would only apply to the portion of the property used as your residence. The 6% ratio would apply to the remainder of the property.
To appeal an appraisal, the property owner must object in writing to the Assessor’s Office.
The Assessor’s Office schedules a hearing between the property owner and the Assessor, Deputy Assessor or staff appraiser to discuss reasons for the appeal. After the hearing, the Assessor’s Office sends the property owner a letter describing decisions and appraisal changes if any.
If the property owner has any further objections, they must object in writing and mail to the Boards of Assessment Appeals within 30 days. The Board then schedules a hearing, and after the hearing notifies the property owner in writing of the results.
If still aggrieved, the property owner may file an appeal (in writing) with the Administrative Law Court Division in Columbia. To appeal a "Notice of Change of Classification Appraisal and Assessment," the property owner must do so within 90 days of the date of the notice.
You must submit the following to the Assessor’s Office in the Public Service Administration Building (Office 120), located at 201 W Main Street in Kingstree:
All mobile home owners must register and obtain a decal costing $5 from the Tax Assessor’s Office. Any change in ownership requires a new decal. Mobile Home owners retiring title are not exempt from decal requirement.Fees for Mobile Home permits are $50, plus a $100 inspection fee paid to Code Enforcement office.
For mobile homes within the City Limits of Kingstree, please see Town of Kingstree for more information.
All requirements for property in the rural areas of the county are found in the Land Development Regulations book, which can be obtained from the Code Enforcement Office in the Public Service Administration Building (Suite 121), located at 201 W Main Street in Kingstree.
For properties within the City Limits of Kingstree, Hemingway or Andrews consult with the respective city for any additional requirements such as:
All plats must be submitted for approval to the Williamsburg County Planning Commission (Code Enforcement Office) and stamped approved prior to submission to Assessor’s Office for assignment of new parcel identification number.
An application and instruction sheet can be obtained in the Assessor’s Office upon request. For more information, contact the Assessor’s Office.