We are pleased to announce that we now accept credit/debit card and electronic check payments on the Internet for vehicle taxes, and current real and personal tax payments. You will need to supply additional information about your auto insurance coverage on vehicle tax payments. During the regular business hours of the Georgetown County Treasurer's Office, we will provide a computer, which you may use to make tax payments on the Internet. Computers may also be available for use at other county facilities.
We have chosen to use Official Payments Corporation to provide this credit card payment service. This company provides this service to many states, local governments and to the United States Internal Revenue Service.
Whenever a credit card is used for any purchase, the merchant does not receive the full amount that is charged to the credit card. Online businesses sometimes recover this cost by adding a "handling fee" to the cost of the merchandise ordered. To pay for this service, Official Payments Corporation will charge you a convenience fee. This fee will show up as a separate charge on your Official Payments confirmation; Georgetown County does not receive any part of this fee. This fee will not show on your paid Georgetown County tax receipt. A complete fee schedule follows this information. You will be informed of the amount of the fee before your transaction is completed and you will have an opportunity to terminate the transaction if you do not wish to accept the charge.
Please keep in mind that, per South Carolina state law, you cannot pay a current tax bill if there are outstanding prior year taxes on that same property. You may call the Delinquent Tax Department at Georgetown County and make arrangements to pay the Delinquent taxes online. Georgetown County will return any tax payment made for current taxes if there are prior year's taxes outstanding. Any convenience fee paid will not be refunded.
Please examine all of the information to determine if this method of payment suits your needs.
The digital receipt that you print after making your payment is a confirmation of your payment, but this receipt is not acceptable at the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). You will be mailed an official tax receipt within three business days of your payment. If you pay over the Internet at the computer provided in the treasurer's office, you may request that a paid receipt be printed for you after you complete the transaction.
Please note: Your account may not show this payment for up to three business days after you make your payment. Do not submit a second payment if you receive a digital receipt and confirmation number. This transaction date will be the payment date posted to your account.