Under the leadership of Mr. Sidney B. Jones III, the Delinquent Tax office investigates and collects delinquent real property taxes, penalties and levy costs; finds and notifies taxpayers of taxes owed; seizes property for non-payment, in accordance with S.C. Code of Laws, Title 12, and maintains an accurate up-to-date account of monies collected.
The Delinquent Tax Office also plans, conducts, and manages the annual real property tax sale.
Note: Once a property tax bill is deemed delinquent (after March 15th of each year), the County Treasurer sends the bill to the delinquent Tax Collector for collection.
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
Phone: (843) 563-01110 or (843) 832-0110
Fax: (843) 563-0114 or (843) 832-0114
The Delinquent Tax Office Does Not:
Accept payments for non-delinquent tax bills (See Treasurer)
Accept payment by credit card at this time
Revise tax bills (See Auditor)
Determine values on real property (See Assessor)
Determine values on personal property (See Auditor)
Provide information on taxes due in other counties
Important Information & Documents
The Dorchester County Delinquent Tax Sale is held in the fall of each year.
Bidders may begin registering to bid, no earlier than, one week prior to the sale in the Delinquent Tax Collector's Office, or the day of the sale from 9:00 - 10:00 AM, in County Council Chambers. There will be no bidder registration after the sale has begun.
Payment must be made in full via cash, cashier’s check, or money order. Personal checks, debit cards and/or credit cards are not accepted forms of payment, by this office.