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Welcome to the Delinquent Tax Collector's Office


Frequently Asked Questions

Q: When will the next Orangeburg County Tax Sale be held?
A: The sale is held the first Monday in December. See our website for this year's date.
 
Q: Where is the tax sale held and what time does it begin?
A: It is held at the Orangeburg County Law Enforcement Complex located at 1520 Ellis Avenue, Orangeburg, SC at 10:00AM.
 
Q: When and where do you advertise for the sale?
A: The sale is advertised in The Times and Democrat newspaper for three consecutive weeks for real estate and two consecutive weeks for mobile homes prior to the sale.
 
Q: Can you send me a list of the liens that will be available?
A: No, but you can get that information from the newspaper or online at www.orangeburgcounty.org.
 
Q: Do I need to register for the sale and is there a fee for this?
A: All bidders are encouraged to pre-register for the sale. Please see the link on our website or you may pick up a registration form at the Delinquent Tax Office located at 1437 Amelia Street, Orangeburg SC. There is a $10.00 fee to register.
 
Q: What form of payment do you accept?
A: The bid must be paid in full at the end of the sale. We accept cash, money orders, cashier's check or a personal check with a letter of credit from your bank. No credit cards.
 
Q: What happens to the properties that are not sold at the auction?
A: The opening bid is placed on behalf of the Forfeited Land Commission. If no other bid is received, the property may be available for assignment from the FLC at a date TBA. Please see the link on our website for additional information.
 
Q: Can I bid without attending (via mail, or a representative)?
A: No mail bids are accepted; however, you may send a representative.
 
Q: Will I receive a clear title?
A: The county will issue the successful bidder a tax deed. The bidder is responsible for quieting the title. Please consult your attorney for this process.
 
Q: What is the interest rate?
A: The interest schedule is: first three months @ (3) three percent; Months four, five and six @ (6) six percent; Months seven, eight, and nine @ (9) nine percent; and Last three months @ (12) percent. However, in every redemption, the amount of interest due must not exceed the amount of the bid on the property submitted on behalf of the forfeited land commission pursuant to section 12-51-55.