How can I get my taxes lowered?
  • First, do you live in Georgetown County and are you getting 4% on your real property? If not, then you may want to talk to the assessor’s office by calling 843-545-3014.
  • Secondly, you may be eligible for Homestead Exemption on your real property, based on age (65 or older) on December 31 of the previous year, length of residency in the state (one full calendar year), and ownership of your home (must own your home, fee simple title). Please call our office to inquire about trusts and whether you would qualify. You may also qualify if you are totally and permanently disabled. We would need a T-2, T-16 form from the Social Security Administration to apply.
  • If you are a 100% service-connected disabled veteran, you may be eligible for reductions or exemptions on your vehicle taxes or possibly real property. You may want to contact Veterans Administration for documentation.
  • If you have applied to and received an exemption from the South Carolina Department of Revenue, you may be exempt from taxes on real property, vehicles or both. the Department of Revenue notifies this office of all exemptions.

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1. I’m new to South Carolina. How do I register my vehicles? Where do I start?
2. I’ve just purchased a vehicle. What do I need to do?
3. I have moved from one county to another in South Carolina. What should I do?
4. How can I get my taxes lowered?
5. Can’t I get a reduction on my boat, camper or RV taxes?
6. Why is this tax bill so high on my business?
7. What is this information about making tax installment payments?
8. Can I get a reduction on my vehicle taxes?
9. What is this school tax credit savings?
10. What is this stormwater fee that’s on my bill?
11. Isn’t there a cap on the millage?
12. What about the 15% cap on real estate?
13. Why is a household fee listed?
14. I pay a solid waste fee to my homeowner's association (HOA). Do I still have to pay the county household fee?
15. What is the landfill fee on my tax notice?
16. What is this commercial landfill fee - my business is in the city?
17. What if I want to appeal the assessed value of my real property?
18. What if I want to appeal the assessed value of my personal property?