Bidding Procedure & Location


All prospective bidders must be registered in order to participate in the sale. The cost of registration is $20 and will be collected on the day of the sale. Due to limited space, only registered bidders and one additional person will be allowed in the auction area. Pre-registration will be available November 2, 2020 through December 4, 2020. Pre-registration is strongly encouraged to avoid long lines the day of sale. You must be present to bid.


The sale will be held on Monday, December 7, 2020, at 10:00 am at the:
Orangeburg County Law Enforcement Complex
1520 Ellis Avenue
Orangeburg, SC 29118

If necessary, the sale will resume at 10:00 am on December 8, 2020.

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 orders 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.