Q: What is Homestead Exemption?
A: The S.C. Homestead Exemption Program is for homeowners who are age 65 or older
and/or totally and permanently disabled and/or legally blind. The program exempts up to $50,000 of the value of the home including up to five contiguous acres of property from property taxes. The applicant may also authorize someone else to make application for him/her if they cannot come in themselves. You do not have to reapply every year. Reapplication is only necessary only in the event that you move to a new home, have a change in your disability status, change name on deed, rent your home, death of one or more eligible owners, or remarriage of a surviving spouse. For additional questions, please contact Brenda Nix at 843-832-0109 or 843-563-0109.
If you are the income beneficiary of a trust, please present a copy of the trust agreement.
To contact Social Security, please call 1-800-772-1213. To see if you qualify for the exemption, please refer to this link.