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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.


The Assessor’s Office charges a $30 fee for all returned checks.



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

Hours: 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)



Use the 4% Legal Residence Application 9-2016 to apply for the 4%assessment rate on your home. Note: This form is 8.5 x 14 in size. Please adjust your paper and printer if needed.

Residents must 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 (Faxed applications are not accepted). 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. 

Residents should not apply for the exemption until your deed has been recorded with the County Register of Deeds Office or your application may be denied and/or returned.  

Active Duty Military not living in their home must apply each year (by the tax penalty date) for the current tax year in which they 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 

Report Legal Residence Exemption

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 Health and Environmental Control

South Carolina Department of Revenue

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