Understanding South Carolina Property Taxes

Overview of South Carolina Taxes

South Carolina collects a total of $42,869,051,000 in revenue every year. Of that, $6,031,636,000 comes from property taxes, or 14.1% of total revenue. As a result, South Carolina has the 46th highest property tax rate in the country, which is 47.5% less than the national average of 1.06%. Generally speaking, states where property taxes make up a higher percentage of total state revenue have higher property tax rates, and states where property taxes make up a smaller percentage of state revenue have lower property tax rates.

How does this translate to what homeowners actually pay? The average home value across South Carolina is $185,189, meaning the average South Carolina homeowner pays 0.56% of their home value every year in property taxes, or $5.59 for every $1,000 in home value.

Property Tax Calendar

South Carolina's property tax system is governed by state statute, which means that despite significant variation in what homeowners in different parts of South Carolina, there are important constants. South Carolina's assessment date, which is both the point in time when the owner of a property is liable for property tax and the point in time at the property's value is determined, is December 31. South Carolina property tax appeals, which allow homeowners to contest the assessment, starts 90 days from the notice date. The date which property tax bills become due on is January 15.

Property Tax Calculator

If you are are a current homeowner in South Carolina or are looking at buying a specific property in South Carolina, check out our South Carolina Property Tax Calculator to determine if you should consider appealing your property tax assessment.

Property Tax Tool

If you are planning to buy a home in South Carolina and want to understand the size of your property tax bill, check out our South Carolina Property Tax Tool to see what your bill would be.

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Property Tax Information for South Carolina Counties

The table below will help provide more information about how property taxes work in each county in South Carolina.

County Average Home Value Average Tax Bill Bill per $1,000
Abbeville County $111,362 $602 $5.40
Aiken County $166,347 $839 $5.00
Allendale County $87,768 $440 $5.00
Anderson County $152,807 $907 $5.90
Bamberg County $96,328 $556 $5.80
Barnwell County $92,879 $562 $6.00
Beaufort County $375,932 $1,887 $5.00
Berkeley County $189,794 $984 $5.20
Calhoun County $133,930 $665 $5.00
Charleston County $352,798 $1,766 $5.00
Cherokee County $123,232 $542 $4.40
Chester County $124,041 $617 $5.00
Chesterfield County $111,918 $446 $4.00
Clarendon County $118,440 $630 $5.30
Colleton County $132,186 $769 $5.80
Darlington County $116,718 $505 $4.30
Dillon County $103,544 $467 $4.50
Dorchester County $185,799 $1,310 $7.10
Edgefield County $159,237 $732 $4.60
Fairfield County $150,026 $769 $5.10
Florence County $141,583 $628 $4.40
Georgetown County $232,209 $1,081 $4.70
Greenville County $195,906 $1,282 $6.50
Greenwood County $137,590 $881 $6.40
Hampton County $95,875 $669 $7.00
Horry County $185,171 $808 $4.40
Jasper County $146,930 $907 $6.20
Kershaw County $149,095 $714 $4.80
Lancaster County $174,368 $954 $5.50
Laurens County $116,299 $540 $4.60
Lee County $81,877 $477 $5.80
Lexington County $170,404 $933 $5.50
McCormick County $160,836 $1,008 $6.30
Marion County $100,815 $495 $4.90
Marlboro County $80,529 $365 $4.50
Newberry County $147,659 $979 $6.60
Oconee County $197,204 $941 $4.80
Orangeburg County $119,754 $766 $6.40
Pickens County $157,305 $765 $4.90
Richland County $183,704 $1,420 $7.70
Saluda County $126,309 $659 $5.20
Spartanburg County $151,270 $946 $6.30
Sumter County $127,767 $760 $5.90
Union County $91,555 $549 $6.00
Williamsburg County $116,091 $523 $4.50
York County $205,366 $1,232 $6.00

Want to learn more about South Carolina property taxes? Check out out our county-specific property tax pages linked below:

Abbeville County Aiken County Allendale County
Anderson County Bamberg County Barnwell County
Beaufort County Berkeley County Calhoun County
Charleston County Cherokee County Chester County
Chesterfield County Clarendon County Colleton County
Darlington County Dillon County Dorchester County
Edgefield County Fairfield County Florence County
Georgetown County Greenville County Greenwood County
Hampton County Horry County Jasper County
Kershaw County Lancaster County Laurens County
Lee County Lexington County McCormick County
Marion County Marlboro County Newberry County
Oconee County Orangeburg County Pickens County
Richland County Saluda County Spartanburg County
Sumter County Union County Williamsburg County
York County

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