Bidding Procedure & Location


Bidders must register onlineThe registration fee is $25.00 and will be collected on the day of sale. Bidder Registration will not be allowed on the day of sale. No Exceptions! 

Due to COVID-19 social distance requirements, 250 seats are available for registered bidders.  The first 250 registered bidders in line will be allowed to enter the facility, if a bidder leaves the auction, the next registered bidder may enter. Only registered bidders will be allowed entrance, multiple attendees will not be allowed. 

Bidder Registration will not be allowed on the day of sale. No Exceptions!

Temperature Check, Face Masks and Social Distancing are required. These guidelines will be strictly enforced.



The sale will be held on Monday, December 5, 2022, at 10:00 am at:

Orangeburg County Conference Center, 1645 Russell Street, Orangeburg SC 29115

If necessary, the sale will resume at 10:00 am on December 6, 2022.

Auction, Bidding & Payment

Property will be auctioned in the same order as advertised to the highest bidder and must be paid with cash, money order, certified check or personal checks with a letter of credit from your financial institution on the day of the sale. All sales are final and failure to comply will result in a $500 fine.

Bidders that pay by cashier’s check, certified check, personal check or money order and pay more than their bid amount will have their refund processed in ten business days.

The opening bid is submitted on behalf of the Forfeited Land Commission which includes the delinquent taxes, penalties, cost and the current tax year. If there is no bid, the property will be considered purchased by the Forfeited Land Commission for the amount of the taxes, penalties and costs.


Receipts will be issued in the name(s) appearing on the bidder registration form.

Selling Multiple Items

When a defaulting taxpayer has more than one item to be sold, as soon as sufficient funds have been accrued to cover all of the defaulting taxpayer’s taxes, assessments, penalties and costs, no further items will be sold. This is to protect the defaulting taxpayer from excessive redemption penalties. The bidder, however, is only entitled to the property actually sold.

Mobile Homes

The purchase of land with a mobile home as an improvement does not include the mobile home when title is transferred. Mobile Homes are sold separately.