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Under the leadership of Wayne Welch, the Assessor’s Office is responsible for the assignment of values to all real estate properties and mobile homes; not the tax amounts.

Note: Dorchester County Appraisers are out measuring properties and could be visiting your property soon. Appraisers should have a Dorchester County Identification Badge and may leave a flyer on the door if you are not home.  If you have any questions about someone that may have visited your property, please contact the Assessor’s Office at (843) 832-0162.


Military Members – Please be advised, January 17, 2017 was the applications deadline for Legal Residence for the 2014, 2015 and 2016 tax years.


As of July 2015, the Assessor’s Office charges a $30 fee for all returned checks on services provided. 



Mailing Address & Office Location:
201 Johnston St.
St. George, South Carolina 29477

Hours of Operations: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM    Monday – Friday, excluding holidays

Summerville Phone: (843) 832-0162              St. George Phone: (843) 563-0162




Dates and Deadlines

Multi Lot Discount Forms (May 1st of any tax year)

Agricultural Discount Forms (Jan 15th for the previous year)



4% Legal Residence Application 9-2016 This is the application to apply for Legal Residence on your home. You will need to complete this form and mail it to the Assessor’s Office with a copy of the driver's license and vehicle registration for each property owner. The address you are applying for must match the address on your driver’s license and car registration(s). Other forms of identification may be approved by the Assessor in special circumstances. 

Please WAIT until your deed has been recorded with the County Register of Deeds Office before you apply for the exemption or your application may be denied and/or returned.   This form is 8.5 x 14 in size. Please adjust your paper and printer if needed. If you have problems opening this document, you may need a newer version of Adobe. The best address to return the form to is our St George location.  Please do not fax this application to our office.  

Active Duty Military members who are not living in their home must apply each year (by the tax penalty date) for the current tax year in which you are applying. 



Important Forms and Documents

 2017 Tax Estimate Form Note: This form will not open in Google Chrome

Application for Individual Exemption from DOR 4-27-16

Application for Organizations Exemption from DOR 4-28-16 

South Carolina Real Property Valuation Reform Act  

All other Forms & Documents



Helpful Links

Tax Law - South Carolina Real Property Valuation Reform Act

Mobile Home Tax Laws:  Mobile Home Laws

South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles 

South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles, Manufactured Home Titling

South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control

South Carolina Department of Revenue

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