In South Carolina, tax collector's sell tax lien certificates to the winning bidders at the delinquent property tax sales. The winning bidder is the one willing to pay the most for the tax lien certificate.
The homeowner has approximately one (1) year from the date the tax lien certificate was purchased to redeem. Depending on when the homeowner redeems he or she will be charged a 3% to 12% penalty. Upon the expiration of the one (1) year redemption the investor may apply for the tax deed.
Tax Sale Type: Tax Lien Certificates (Sec. 12-51-130 )
Interest Rate: None
Penalty due at Redemption: According to (Sec. 12-51-90 ) 'the defaulting taxpayer, ...may within twelve months from the date of the delinquent tax sale redeem each item of real estate by paying to the person officially charged with the collection of delinquent taxes, assessments, penalties, and costs, together with interest...'
According to (Sec. 12-51-100 ) 'Upon the real estate being redeemed,...The successful purchaser, at the delinquent tax sale, shall promptly be notified by mail to return the tax sale receipt to the person officially charged with the collection of delinquent taxes in order to be expeditiously refunded the purchase price plus the interest provided in Section 12-51-90'.
According to (Sec. 12-51-130 ) upon 'failure of the defaulting taxpayer,... to redeem realty within the time period allowed for redemption, the person officially charged with the collection of delinquent taxes, within thirty days or as soon after that as possible, shall make a tax title to the purchaser or the purchaser's assignee'.
Below you will find a collection of the latest user questions and comments relating to Tax Lien Certificates South Carolina.
The following is a list of counties located in the state of South Carolina. Tax Lien Certificates for properties located in the following counties are sold at South Carolina county tax sales.
Learn more about each county's individual tax sale process by clicking on the name of the county for which you are interested from the list below:
|Abbeville County, SC||26,167|
|Aiken County, SC||142,552|
|Allendale County, SC||11,211|
|Anderson County, SC||165,740|
|Bamberg County, SC||16,658|
|Barnwell County, SC||23,478|
|Beaufort County, SC||120,937|
|Berkeley County, SC||142,651|
|Calhoun County, SC||15,185|
|Charleston County, SC||309,969|
|Cherokee County, SC||52,537|
|Chester County, SC||34,068|
|Chesterfield County, SC||42,768|
|Clarendon County, SC||32,502|
|Colleton County, SC||38,264|
|Darlington County, SC||67,394|
|Dillon County, SC||30,722|
|Dorchester County, SC||96,413|
|Edgefield County, SC||24,595|
|Fairfield County, SC||23,454|
|Florence County, SC||125,761|
|Georgetown County, SC||55,797|
|Greenville County, SC||379,616|
|Greenwood County, SC||66,271|
|Hampton County, SC||21,386|
|Horry County, SC||196,629|
|Jasper County, SC||20,678|
|Kershaw County, SC||52,647|
|Lancaster County, SC||61,351|
|Laurens County, SC||69,567|
|Lee County, SC||20,119|
|Lexington County, SC||216,014|
|Marion County, SC||35,466|
|Marlboro County, SC||28,818|
|Mccormick County, SC||9,958|
|Newberry County, SC||36,108|
|Oconee County, SC||66,215|
|Orangeburg County, SC||91,582|
|Pickens County, SC||110,757|
|Richland County, SC||320,677|
|Saluda County, SC||19,181|
|Spartanburg County, SC||253,791|
|Sumter County, SC||104,646|
|Union County, SC||29,881|
|Williamsburg County, SC||37,217|
|York County, SC||164,614|
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