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Orangeburg County Auditor

The primary responsibility of the Auditor's Office is to assess all personal property within the County including vehicles, boats, campers, aircraft, and business personal property. The Auditor's Office also accepts applications for the Homestead Exemption Program for individuals age sixty-five as of December 31, preceding the tax year. A person legally blind, or 100% disabled also qualifies for the exemption as well. If you have any questions regarding the assessment of personal property and/or need information concerning the Homestead Exemption Program, please contact our office by phone or via the contact form.

Tax Dollar Distribution

Do you know where your Taxes are distributed to? We break your property tax receipt down and show you excactly where they go. In some areas, cetain taxes may or may not apply.

Frequently Asked Questions

A. The Treasure does not maintain property or owner records. The Assessor maintains Land & Building records while the Auditor maintains Personal Property and Vehicle records and these records are dependent on taxpayers to notify their office of change in address.
A. To apply for a high mileage appeal, mail or bring a signed statement with mileage to the Auditor’s Office before the due date.
A. The dealership is allowed to pick up your tags on a vehicle without paying local property taxes. When the dealer states that they are taking care of your taxes, they are referring to sales tax, which is paid at the local Department of Motor Vehicles.
A. Taxes on motor vehicles and recreational vehicles must be paid before your license plate tags can be renewed. These taxes are due by the last day of the month in which your tags expires.
A. When you purchase a vehicle from a dealership, their personnel are allowed to pick up your registration and license tags without paying the local property taxes. The tax you paid to the dealership at the time of purchase was the South Carolina state sales tax. This allows you a 120-day grace period to delay payment of personal property taxes on your new vehicle.
A. The Treasurer does not determine property tax amounts. The amount of the money needed is decided by each of the area’s taxing authorities. The Assessor’s Office determines appraisal values for real property while the Auditor Calculates the tax.
A. In South Carolina, vehicle taxes are paid a year in advance. If you are renewing your vehicle license tag, you can pay your taxes and renewal fee to the Treasurer’s office and eliminate having to go to the Highway Department. If you receive a tax notice for a boat or motor that you no longer own, you must notify the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources at Post Office Box 167, Columbia, SC 29202. When paying your taxes, please make reference on your check to the receipt number. This reduces the possibility of errors in posting your payment. If you receive a tax notice for a vehicle you no longer own, you will need to contact the Auditor’s office.

Auditor Forms/Documents

The Auditor's Office offers the following forms for viewing or download. If you have questions regarding these documents, how they should be filled out, where they should be submitted or anything else pertaining to them please do not hesitate to contact the Auditor's Office via the contact form. Forms that are filled out incorrectly or that are incomplete WILL NOT be processed!

Auditor's Office

  • Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday: 8:30am - 5:00pm
  • Phone: (803) 533-6200
  • Fax: (803) 533-5841
  • Physical Address
  • 1437 Amelia Street
  • Orangeburg S.C., 29115
  • County Auditor
  • Audrey Asbury